Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard about the phenomenon that is 3-D printing. Brands have started experimenting with 3-D printing recently to test it’s true potential, and determine how far the new process can really go. New Balance and Fila have already adopted 3-D printing in some fashion, by rolling out specially printed kicks and testing their performance against what’s currently on the market.
Nike, the leader in innovation, is the next in line to incorporate 3-D printing into their products, but not with shoes thus far. Today, we got our first look at a special 3-D printed bag that’s a player exclusive for its three biggest soccer stars, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Neymar. The bag comes in what looks like all black leather, with green touches and accents across the sides. With the World Cup rapidly approaching, this bag could be coupled with Nike’s other huge soccer innovation, the Magista, to really push the boundaries and propel soccer equipment and apparel to the next level.
No word on whether Nike will mass produce these 3-D printed bags and release them to the general public, but the new technology is gaining traction and could be heavily implemented in the production process sooner than later. Let us know what you think of the 3-D printed bag, and if you would cop one yourself @SneakerReport.