• OESH Shoes is awarded a Grant to Develop Pellet Based 3D Printers!

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA- OESH Shoes has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation in partnership with Dojo Research & Consulting to develop a pellet-based extrusion process for 3D printers used in shoe manufacturing. Pellet printer research has the potential to increase the use of 3D printers in [...] Continue Reading
  • shoes for metatarsalgia OESH Feature in The Daily Progress

    Have you read the article about OESH in the Daily Progress, yet? In April, Allison Wrabel wrote a great article about OESH for the Daily Progress with photos by Andrew Shurtleff. This article is a must read for life-long OESHers and newbies alike. Here is a link read it on the Daily Progress’ website: Redesigned Soles […]

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  • Customize your Sandal in Charlottesville

    Unlike typical sweatshop shoes, our sandal soles here at OESH are 3D printed (in Charlottesville, VA), made using our brains and robots.  Grasshopper, an algorithmic design plug-in to Rhinoceros 3D, gives us the ability to adjust the placement and sizing of the base curves of our design.  Combining industry knowledge and cutting edge programs, we are […]

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  • Bubblegum Athena – Your favorite Pink Sandal

    Everyone is loving the Bubblegum Athena Sandals this summer! It will be your favorite Pink Sandal.  The bright pink straps are sure to make a statement whether you’re wading in a river, picking up groceries at the farmers’ market, or exploring a new city. All colors of the Athena Sandal are great for wherever this summer takes […]

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  • A Peek into the Athena Sole – It’s like Honey

    Here is what the inside of an Athena sole looks like, pictured in black instead of green. All those little honeycomb spring structures can only be made with 3D printing. Pretty neat, right? OESH Shoes 3D Printed Honeycomb Spring Infill Continue Reading
  • Summer is Here at OESH!

      Hello OESHers! I’m Maggie, and my fellow intern Emma and I are super excited to be working at OESH this summer! This afternoon, after working on computers all morning, we tightened the straps on our Athena sandals and hopped down to the Rivanna River to take some photos and get some fresh air. After weeks of […]

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  • An electrifying week at OESH: Blowing a Fuse

    So this happened at OESH this week: We blew a fuse at OESH. Well, actually, we didn’t blow a fuse. An exuberant vine on one of our power line poles blew a fuse. It was a fuse for one of the three transformers for our 480 volt line that went kapooey. That meant all of our 480 volt machinery […]

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  • Make it in America – The book that caught our eye.

    This is the first book that caught my eye as I randomly wandered a random section of our public library. Last time I did this, the first book that caught my eye was a book on deep fried insects. The book is titled: Make it in America and incase you’re interested, we found it online here. Now THIS one […]

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  • This is Better than Foam

      We’ve been using a specially developed cellular elastomeric material in all our OESH shoe soles for several years now. And now we’re 3D printing that material into our Athena sandals. The material is much more expensive than traditional foam used in shoes soles. Moreover, the process to make shoe soles with this material is much more complex. There was a research article in the […]

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  • STEP AHEAD – Women manufacturers rock

      It would seem that the “STEP Ahead” Award that I got last week, along with 129 other amazing women, would have something to do with making shoes. Well, it does, but not in the way that you think. STEP stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Production” and last week, we were each awarded the 2016 STEP […]

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