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The Melonia Shoe, created by the fashion designer Naim Josefi and industrial designer Souzan Youssouf, claims to be the first 3D-printed couture shoe in the world. It is a beautiful design, with a novel concept of being designed specifically for each individual user’s feet through the use of scanners. But it is its use of only one material, nylon for its ease in recycling after the shoes’ useful lives have expired, that makes it couture. It is couture in the sense of its infeasibility and it, surely, features a… primitive charm.

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