Isn’t it time to rethink shoe manufacture in the United States? American shoes for ordinary people have been made in China, Thailand or elsewhere far too much since the end of the Sally Fields-Paul Newman era. Bring shoe manufacture back to the United States with three-part designer print on demand shoes.
Every shoe-store and Wal-mart could have print on demand three part shoes made for the customer live. It would end the need to send so many jobs overseas.
Store shoe production could have pre-fabbed mesh with spray on materials. There could be air-filled inner soles. Modular pieces could snap or lock together, perhaps be removable-even transformative. Innumerable ways and menus for custom and standard models could be selected by a customer.