OESH Shoes Receives SBIR Phase II Grant to Complete Development of 3D Printing Process to Manufacture Footwear

Published by , October 13, 2017 12:50 pm

(3DShoes.com)  OESH Shoes, a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, founded by physician, scientist, and engineer Dr. Casey Kerrigan, has tagline of “Shoes made for women, by a woman.” OESH has been making and selling comfortable shoes for women since 2011, introducing a men’s line earlier this year. OESH was recently awarded a Small Business Innovative Research Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in order to complete the development of its patent-pending, pellet-based 3D printing process to manufacture footwear.
Dr. Kerrigan began working on developing OESH shoes when she attended Harvard Medical Schooland later, when she was a professor and chair in the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine. The shoes are eco-friendly, and designed to complement an active woman’s daily lifestyle. The design of OESH shoes is quite different from conventional ‘cradle’ shoe design – its website says that, according to research, the curvatures, heel elevation, and support in traditional women’s shoes increase peak joint torques that relate to strains and stresses in our joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

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