Soon you won’t have to run to the shops to buy a pair of shoes, in fact, you won’t even have to leave your house.
According to an article on the Daily Mail, trend forecaster Jane Boddy says that in the next decade or so you’ll be able to choose your own design of shoe and then "print" them out using a 3D printer all in the comfort of your own home.
A 3D printer works very much like an inkjet printer but where an inkjet prints ink in layers, the 3D printer uses molten plastic to form an actual object.
The printer will be around the size of a microwave and look similar to a bread machine and is predicted to be the desire of every fashionista out there.
"This will revolutionise wardrobes," Boddy told the Daily Mail.There are currently versions of the printer on sale for a whopping £600 but prices are expected to fall as demand for the technology increases.
Besides the cost-effective and time-saving benefits, Boddy says it has an ecological advantage.
"3D printing cuts out shipping, so it's eco-friendly, too."