Following the debut of the Futurecraft 3D back in October 2015, the Three Stripes has now officially unveiled the adidas Futurecraft 4D as their next creative innovative design.
adidas describes the Futurecraft 4D as the world’s first high performance footwear featuring midsoles crafted with light and oxygen. They’ve teamed up with Digital Light Synthesis, a technology developed by the Silicon Valley-based technology company and manufacture Carbon.
“With Digital Light Synthesis, we venture beyond limitations of the past, unlocking a new era in design and manufacturing. One driven by athlete data and agile manufacturing processes,” Eric Liedtke, Adidas Group executive board member for Global Brands, said in a statement. “By charting a new course for our industry, we can unleash our creativity- transforming not just what we make, but how we make it.”
“We’re enabling engineers and designers to create previously impossible designs, and businesses to evolve their offerings, and FutureCraft 4D is evidence of that,” Joseph DeSimone, co-founder and CEO of Carbon, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Adidas will serve as an ongoing testament to how the digital revolution has reached the global manufacturing sector, changing the way physical goods are designed, engineered, made, and delivered.”
adidas Futurecraft 4D Release Date
adidas will release 300 pairs of the Futurecraft 4D to friends and family, followed by 5,000 more pairs releasing later this Fall 2017. They also plan to create more than 10,000 pairs of high performance footwear with Digital Light Synthesis by the end of 2018.
UPDATE: Detailed images of the adidas Futurecraft 4D from the NYC event via Hypebeast.