Today, adidas unveiled the ADIDAS FUTURECRAFT 4D giving us a first official look at the future of performance footwear, taking a firm step forward in the move towards mass production.
Continuing their explorations and developments with 3D printing, the Futurecraft 4D features the world’s first midsole crafted with light and oxygen using Digital Light Synthesis, a technology developed by Carbon. As an advancement from 3D printing, this process eliminates the need for prototyping molds, breaking boundaries and pushing the limits of footwear design and manufacture. Digital Light Synthesis uses light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and liquid resins that can be formulated and configured for different applications and results. This extraordinary process allows adidas to create truly bespoke footwear that can be customised and refined for individual use. With footwear design progressing and changing continually, we’re excited to see that the technology aspect is equally captivating.
The first release of the ADIDAS FUTURECRAFT 4D is set for April 2017, with 300 pairs released exclusively to friends and family only. A larger 5,000-pair release will follow afterwards for Fall/Winter 2017. Find out more about this revolutionary shoe and the Futurecraft 4D process in the official video below.