Footwear design competitionDelcam CRISPIN is holding a global footwear design competition with the first prize of a trip to Milan for the SIMAC exhibition next February. In addition, the winning design and two runners-up will be produced as 3D models by 3D printing and displayed on the Delcam CRISPIN stand at SIMAC.

These three designs will also be featured on, the world’s largest e-commerce platform exclusively for 3D printed, knitted and sintered shoes. Other competition partners include Synergeering Group (, a leading supplier of functional 3D-printed parts.

For full details on the competition and instructions on how to enter, please go to or email Simon Hamilton ( )

Delcam CRISPIN is the world’s largest supplier of CADCAM software to the footwear industry and is the only supplier able to provide a complete solution for the design and manufacture of lasts, uppers and soles. The company places a heavy emphasis upon sharing knowledge and innovation within the footwear design industry. It prides itself on its relationships with the major shoemaking, orthopaedic and engineering educational establishments around the world. These organisations support the company in its drive to develop the ultimate 3D design and manufacturing software for footwear.

Competition entrants do not even have to be existing users of Delcam CRISPIN software. Anyone wishing to test their skills at 3D shoe design can download the ShoeMaker-e software from As well as providing a comprehensive suite of shoe design tools, the website provides a series of video tutorials to guide users through the various stages of footwear design, including the selection of materials and textures, the choice and placing of stitching, and the incorporation of accessories such as buckles and laces.

All entries for the competition must be placed on the Delcam CRISPIN website by 31st December. The entries will be judges by a panel of shoe designers, fashion experts and specialists in 3D design and printing.

“Our goal with the competition is to ignite the creativity and innovation in the next generation of 3D footwear professionals by giving designers the opportunity to use our 3D software to turn their original ideas into finished designs,” explained Chris Lawrie. “All types of design are welcome as entries – men’s dress shoes, ladies court shoes, sports shoes or even extreme fashion footwear – we are to looking to find the most innovative design imaginable.”

For further information on the Delcam CRISPIN software range, please contact: –
Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager
Direct phone: 44 (0)121 683 1081 email:

Delcam plc
Small Heath Business Park,
Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK

Caption: A typical design created with Delcam CRISPIN’s ShoeMaker software