3D-Printed Footwear Market size is set to grow by USD 3.32 billion from 2024-2028, Increasing number of new product launches boost the market, Technavio

NEW YORK, June 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The global 3D-printed footwear market size is estimated to grow by USD 3.32 billion from 2024-2028, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 25.2% during the forecast period. Increasing number of new product launches is driving market growth, with a trend towards innovations in 3D printing. However, lack of in-house expertise poses a challenge. Key market players include Adidas AG, Columbia Sportswear Co., EOS GmbH, FitMyFoot Inc., Kornit Digital Ltd., LuxCreo Inc., MATERIALISE NV, New Balance Athletics Inc., Nike Inc., OESH Shoes, Peak Sport Products Co. Ltd., Prodways Group, Scientifeet, Sculpteo Inc., SHAPEWAYS HOLDINGS INC., Sintratec AG, Stratasys Ltd., Superfeet Worldwide LLC, Under Armour Inc., and Zellerfeld.

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3D-Printed Footwear Market Scope

Report Coverage


Base year


Historic period

2018 – 2022

Forecast period


Growth momentum & CAGR

Accelerate at a CAGR of 25.2%

Market growth 2024-2028

USD 3326.3 million

Market structure


YoY growth 2022-2023 (%)


Regional analysis

North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East and Africa

Performing market contribution

North America at 35%

Key countries

US, China, UK, Canada, and Germany

Key companies profiled

Adidas AG, Columbia Sportswear Co., EOS GmbH, FitMyFoot Inc., Kornit Digital Ltd., LuxCreo Inc., MATERIALISE NV, New Balance Athletics Inc., Nike Inc., OESH Shoes, Peak Sport Products Co. Ltd., Prodways Group, Scientifeet, Sculpteo Inc., SHAPEWAYS HOLDINGS INC., Sintratec AG, Stratasys Ltd., Superfeet Worldwide LLC, Under Armour Inc., and Zellerfeld

Market Driver

The 3D-printed footwear market is experiencing notable growth due to advancements in 3D printing technology. Manufacturers are leveraging these innovations to create customized, perfectly fitting shoes, catering to individual consumer preferences. Patented technologies are being used to gain a competitive edge, such as Adidas’ Futurecraft 3D, which offers tailored midsole cushioning. The production of custom-made insoles for better support and foot pain relief, particularly for diabetic patients, is driving adoption. The market’s expansion is further fueled by the increasing demand for eco-friendly products. Zellerfeld, a technology leader, showcases its groundbreaking solutions at events like the Hitex Exhibition Centre. These 3D printing advancements are expected to encourage vendors to integrate the technology, leading to market growth. 

The 3D-printed footwear market is experiencing significant growth, with companies utilizing this technology to create customized and innovative designs. Consumers are drawn to the comfort and personalization offered by 3D-printed shoes. The use of materials like TPU and nylon allows for flexibility and durability. The footwear industry is embracing this technology, with brands focusing on performance and aesthetics. Consumers are also attracted to the cost savings and reduced production time associated with 3D printing. The trend towards sustainable manufacturing practices is also driving interest in this technology, as it allows for minimal waste in the production process. Overall, the 3D-printed footwear market is poised for continued growth and innovation. 

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Market Challenges

  • The 3D-printed footwear market faces challenges due to the necessity for in-house expertise in data management, equipment design, and technology. Companies must invest in training their staff to handle complex procedures and ensure seamless operation. The absence of this expertise may hinder market growth, as it necessitates the hiring of external experts for large installations. This additional expense could impact potential profitability.
  • The 3D-printed footwear market is experiencing significant growth, with numerous advantages such as customization and production efficiency. However, challenges persist. One major challenge is the high cost of 3D printing technology and materials, limiting mass production. Another challenge is ensuring the durability and quality of 3D-printed footwear, which may not meet industry standards. Additionally, regulatory compliance and intellectual property issues can hinder market expansion. Despite these challenges, innovations in technology and materials continue to drive progress in the 3D-printed footwear industry.

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Segment Overview 

This 3d-printed footwear market report extensively covers market segmentation by

  1. End-user 
  • 1.1 Men
  • 1.2 Women
  • 1.3 Children
  • Type 
    • 2.1 Insoles
    • 2.2 Midsoles
    • 2.3 Upper soles
  • Geography 
    • 3.1 North America
    • 3.2 Europe
    • 3.3 APAC
    • 3.4 South America
    • 3.5 Middle East and Africa

    1.1 Men- The 3D-printed footwear market experiences growth due to innovative offerings from vendors like Adidas and Carbon, utilizing Digital Light Synthesis for faster production and superior material. Adidas’ Futurecraft 4D delivers a more flexible, durable final product. US-based Under Armour also contributes with ArchiTech Futurist and UA ArchiTech in the men’s segment. The variety and quality of these 3D-printed shoes are expected to attract buyers, driving market expansion.

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    Research Analysis

    The 3D-printed footwear market is experiencing significant growth due to the adoption of additive manufacturing technology in the production of footwear. Consumers are increasingly drawn to the innovative design possibilities and personalized fit offered by 3D-printed footwear. This technology allows for the creation of athletic footwear, casual footwear, formal footwear, and specialized footwear with unique fashion aesthetics. The use of digital shopping platforms and customized insoles further enhances the consumer experience. The lifespan of 3D-printed footwear is also a key advantage, as it can be produced to last longer than traditionally manufactured footwear. Digital designs enable designers to experiment with new shapes, structures, and textures, leading to a continuous flow of new and exciting footwear offerings. The market for leisure footwear is also expected to benefit from these advancements.

    Market Research Overview

    The 3D-printed footwear market is experiencing significant growth due to advancements in technology and increasing consumer demand for customized and innovative products. This manufacturing process offers numerous benefits, including reduced production time, lower material waste, and the ability to create complex designs. 3D-printed footwear comes in various forms, such as sneakers, sandals, and athletic shoes, catering to diverse consumer preferences. Materials used in 3D-printed footwear range from thermoplastics and elastomers to biodegradable and recycled materials, contributing to the industry’s sustainability efforts. The market is expected to continue expanding as technology improves and more brands explore this manufacturing method to differentiate themselves in the competitive footwear industry.

    Table of Contents:

    1 Executive Summary
    2 Market Landscape
    3 Market Sizing
    4 Historic Market Size
    5 Five Forces Analysis
    6 Market Segmentation

    • End-user
    • Type
      • Insoles
      • Midsoles
      • Upper Soles
    • Geography
      • North America
      • Europe
      • APAC
      • South America
      • Middle East And Africa

    7 Customer Landscape
    8 Geographic Landscape
    9 Drivers, Challenges, and Trends
    10 Company Landscape
    11 Company Analysis
    12 Appendix

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