Hadar Neeman


Bespoke 3d Printed Pointe Shoes

Advisor: Hadar Shapira


We are living at an age where technology is prevalent and accessible in almost any field, particularly in sports. Why were pointe shoes left behind? In order to allow customization for professional dancers, most pointe shoes are still created by hand using traditional techniques.

P-ROUETTE is a new pointe shoe custom-made using 3D scanning and printing. The bespoke shoes are printed with elastomeric polymer combined with textile, offering superior support for the foot and minimizing dance injuries.