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March 5, 2017

Footwear retailer Aetrex acquires SOLS Systems

Footwear retailer Aetrex Worldwide has acquired SOLS Systems, a provider of medical and consumer grade 3D printed orthotics and software for footwear customisation.

Footwear retailer Aetrex Worldwide has acquired SOLS Systems, a provider of medical and consumer grade 3D printed orthotics and software for footwear customisation.

Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

Founded in 2013, SOLS offers technology that produces customised footwear based on 3D measurements.

The firm's patented end-to-end platform uses computer vision, computational geometry, machine learning and biomechanics to automatically generate 3D models of an individual’s anatomy.

The 3D models are used to produce custom orthotic devices that are digitally manufactured on demand.

"The acquisition of SOLS is consistent with the Aetrex mandate of always providing the most authentic consumer benefits through state of the art technology."

Aetrex chief executive officer Larry Schwartz said: “The acquisition of SOLS is consistent with the Aetrex mandate of always providing the most authentic consumer benefits through state of the art technology.

“The integration of SOLS technology into our footwear and orthotics businesses will allow Aetrex to offer unmatched customisation and adjustability across our product lines.”

SOLS will work with Aetrex’s hardware and software engineering teams to develop the new Albert 3D foot scanner.

Aetrex develops and manufactures casual, dress, sandal and athletic footwear for both men and women, in addition to devices for scanning and measuring feet.