- - Lore Lifts the Curtains on New 3D Printed Cycling Shoes

Lore Lifts the Curtains on New 3D Printed Cycling Shoes

Last winter, Lore teased us with glimpses of its prototype LoreOne, representing the world’s first 3D-printed, monocoque carbon fiber cycling shoe that utilizes computer scanning to fit them to the rider’s feet.

Well, after dialing in all of its technology, Lore lifted the curtains on its production model, touting the same 3D-printed, adaptable carbon skeleton as the prototype version.

Lore accomplishes this using its patent-pending Morphic 3D Scan+Print tech, wherein clients scan their own feet via an iPhone app, creating a virtual model that in turn can be robotically 3D-printed to make the LoreOne at the company’s southern California facility.

The result is a rigid Carbon Air Frame structure that incorporates interlocking dorsal and plantar shells based on the anatomical make-up of the client’s feet, while the cleat hole position is optimized based on said make-up, allowing the sole to be designed to work 3-bolt or 4-bolt cleats.

Other features that punctuate the LoreOne are a padded Plush Zone liner made of ventilated foam, custom textured polyurethane, polyester Ground Control footbeds and interchangeable Aero Covers that are designed to provide both weatherproofing and aerodynamic gains.

Interestingly, there’s no word on what type of retention system is used, nor a claimed weight, stack height, or a sole stiffness index. 

In any case, the LoreOne is being offered in a Founder’s Edition, which will set customers back a whopping $1,900. 



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