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The Future of Footwear Design Will Be Customized

As the world takes a step toward tech, so too are shoes—the soles of the future will be smarter, better fit and fully customized.

Technology has been steadily suffusing the apparel and retail industries in recent years and footwear is by no means being left behind.

At an FN Platform presentation Monday, D’Wayne Edwards, founder of Portland’s Pensole Footwear Design Academy highlighted the current technologies reshaping footwear design today and gave a nod to the emerging technologies that will keep companies up to speed with the future’s footwear design revolution.

Edwards opened with a note on innovation, a concept companies often leave to the design department. Innovation, he said, should be an entire production team project.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.