What is the best way to model a shoe?

I am trying to design shoe. What is the best software / method? In Inventor I was trying to using lofted sections, but I found that Alias NURBS is better for free form stuff like a shoe. I need to be able to export an STL so I can print it. Thanks!

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Alias NURBS surfaces work great for this kind of thing. Alias will export to .STL files under FILE>EXPORT AS>RAPID PROTOTYPE

 
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Agree with Michael, you could also use Rhino but Alias is way better

 
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The problem with Alias is the learning curve, it huge.

 
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Thanks for the answers. I ended up using Inventor to make the shoe. I made a loft out of multiple cross sections going down the length of the shoe. It wasn't easy, but it turned out ok.

 
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