Back in 2015, adidas has previously unveiled a running shoe constructed partially with 3D-printed materials dubbed the Futurecraft 3D as part of the brand’s Futurecraft project. Since then, the project includes more conceptual prototypes such as the Futurecraft M.F.G. (Made For Germany) and the eco-friendly biodegradable shoe dubbed the Futurecraft Biofabric.
Now, adidas is back with another Futurecraft project. And this time, the German sportswear giant teams up with California-based firm Carbon to introduce the Futurecraft 4D shoe. The biggest highlight of this latest shoe will be Carbon‘s “Digital Light Synthesis” process, which is made with a combination of light projection, oxygen-permeable optics and liquid resins to create the world’s first midsole using the aforementioned technology.
The adidas x Carbon Futurecraft 4D is set to launch this April with the first 300 pairs strictly for its friends and family. adidas will release the subsequent 5,000 pairs at retail outlets during the fall/winter season.
In the meantime, check out the Futurecraft 4D promotional video as well as the lookbook below.