Custom shoe sole design and modeling toward 3D printing

Zolfagharian, A., Lakhi, M., Ranjbar, S. and Bodaghi, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0707-944X, 2021. Custom shoe sole design and modeling toward 3D printing. International Journal of Bioprinting, 7 (4): 396. ISSN 2424-7723

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This study introduces a design procedure for improving an individual's footwear comfort with body weight index and activity requirements by customized three-dimensional (3D)-printed shoe midsole lattice structure. This method guides the selection of customized 3D-printed fabrications incorporating both physical and geometrical properties that meet user demands. The analysis of the lattice effects on minimizing the stress on plantar pressure was performed by initially creating various shoe midsole lattice structures designed. An appropriate common 3D printable material was selected along with validating its viscoelastic properties using finite element analysis. The lattice structure designs were analyzed under various loading conditions to investigate the suitability of the method in fabricating a customized 3D-printed shoe midsole based on the individual's specifications using a single material with minimum cost, time, and material use.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Bioprinting
Creators: Zolfagharian, A., Lakhi, M., Ranjbar, S. and Bodaghi, M.
Publisher: Whioce Publishing Pte Ltd
Date: 23 July 2021
Volume: 7
Number: 4
ISSN: 2424-7723
Rights: © 2021 Zolfagharian, et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, permitting distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 29 Jul 2021 09:02
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2021 09:02
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