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3-D print tech may lead to custom running shoes

New Balance testing technology to create custom-fit footwear

Having trouble finding a running shoe that fits just right? That may not be a problem for much longer.

If experiments underway at New Balance are borne out, within a few years customers may be able to go a store to have key portions of a shoe custom-made to provide optimal fit and support based on their individual biomechanics, such as how their foot strikes the ground.

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