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Adidas looks to 3-D printers for new generation sneakers

NEW YORK: German sportswear giant Adidas said Friday it will start selling shoes with 3-D printed soles, taking a new step in expanding its customised sporting goods range. The company already offers customers bespoke options including the colour and texture of their shoes, but the new 3D printing method would produce soles that are adapted to the individual's weight and movement. Adidas plans to sell 5,000 pairs of such sneakers this year, and is eyeing sales of as many as 100,000 pairs next year -- figures that…