A lot of people have been waiting for this:
By using a laser foot scanner to create a 3D computer model of a person’s feet, the ERGOSHOE system bridges the design gap between shoe manufacturers and customers, allowing shoe comfort to be improved efficiently and at relatively low cost in the mass market, and in niche markets such as healthcare and worker footwear.
That comes via an entry over on Core77 (Link). It also puts a spin on what Nike has been doing with their Nike iD program (see my earlier post – Link). Now this is the kind of convergence I’m thinking about.