QUANT-U is a pilot customisation project by the innovation lab of Danish footwear brand ECCO (ILE).
Three core technologies combine to produce 3D printed silicone midsoles quantified by you.
The outcome - footwear with individual fit and comfort.
QUANT-U was initiated by ILE in 2015. In April 2018 we unveiled the first phase of the project to a select audience at ECCO’s experimental concept store W-21 Amsterdam.
Applicants were chosen based on specific physiological parameters (age, gender, shoe size) and irrespective of their location. This selection process enables us to further develop the project together with our research partners.
Following the initial launch, the project was invited to participate in Milan Design Week as part of an exhibition unveiling the future of experiential design, ‘Design in the Age of Experience’.
Our silicone midsoles have been developed to provide customised comfort and fit. We aim to add further functionality, including performance and health. To achieve this we have engaged with private footwear research labs and leading medical universities to provide high level research.
We will showcase the latest developments on a regular basis at W-21 Amsterdam and at our Global Events.