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Kicks are big business. Sneakers aren't just for athletes or Americans anymore. And to make sure we're all getting the perfect fit in the future, a company called Prior 2 Lever has come up with a manufacturing process that could help you build a customized set of shoes using a form of rapid 3D printing, which it calls selective laser sintering. The process actually fuses particles of nylon-based materials together and builds the product layer upon layer, after scanning your feet.

Prior 2 Lever plans on using this for British soccer players first, then trying it out on us peons. The idea is to be able to create a pair of these magical sneakers in just a couple of hours.

Tailor-printed shoes will offer a perfect fit [NewScientist]