They are the first sneakers you can print at home – and in any colour you want.

Inspired by the hit film Back to the Future, the blocky, futuristic footwear can be printed on any 3D printer.

The firm behind it has even made the plans available for free to show off the fabric ‘ink’ it has created.

The sneakers were created by the printer firm Recreus to show off their new ‘fabric’ ink.

Called filaflex, the 1.75mm thread is used by the 3D printer to create clothing.

‘During months we have investigated and work hard to develop the 1.75mm filaflex format,’ the Spanish firm said.

‘Sneakerbots are the actual proof that shows filaflex works becoming in the most elastic filament on the market.

The firm says the shoes can be printed on any home printer, and were inspired by 1980s films.

‘The sneakerbots by Ignacio Garcia are inspired by 80s films such as back to the future, Star Wars, Short Circuit etc,’ it said.

The shoes are the firm’s second attempt at DIY footwear, although it admitted the first, a slip on show, was less practical.

By 3D printing the shoes at home, users can also customise them to their exact size and even choose how soft they are…. see more
source: dailymail UK