From 3D printing to robots that are changing the way shoes are made, 2016 was the year footwear got tech-y.
3D printing technology got plenty of lip service from the industry this year, and in some cases much more than that. Adidas, for instance, released its first commercially available3D printed shoe, as did rival New Balance. Even non-athletic shoe companies, like People Footwear and Ryka, got in on the action.
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