Nicoline van Enter


I am the founder and creative director of The Footwearists. My background is in forecasting, journalism and engineering. I have consulted with leading footwear brands around the world for more than 25 years - such as Timberland, Vans, Birkenstock, CAT and Diesel - as well as machine manufacturers like Atom or material suppliers like Stahl.

I am a also guest lecturer at various universities.

I am known for a my broad future vision, connecting seemingly unreleated things to create original and effective solutions, both for start-ups and established companies.


Over the years I have become an expert in applying new digital and biological technologies to footwear.  For instance, I have been 3D printing wearable shoes for about  three years now, which is why I am The Footwearists' main 3D printing teacher and consultant. Currently I am also focusing on creating new biotech solutions for footwear.


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