With the Futurecraft 4D, adidas may have ushered the future of performance footwear. It all started when adidas introduced the Futurecraft 3D back in 2015 as the world’s first 3D-printed shoe. The Futurecraft 4D was designed and engineered in collaboration with CARBON, a Silicon Valley-based technology company and manufacturer. The Futurecraft 4D may look familiar to you, but ultimately it is undeniably innovative and revolutionary. adidas recently teamed up with four well-known sneaker boutiques, namely Foot Patrol, Invincible, KITH and Sneakersnstuff, so each of them could whip up their own Futurecraft 4D colorway. However, another brand new colorway of the Futurecraft 3D has popped up.
The Futurecraft 4D’s midsoles feature a distinctive lattice structure that was created using a technology known as Digital Light Synthesis. In this process, a polymer resin is placed inside an oxygen-permeable window and then ultraviolet light is blasted onto it in order to give the polymer the desired shape. After being printed this way, the polymer midsoles were placed in a forced-circulation oven and baked until they were further strengthened. These midsoles were combined with woven, highly perforated Primeknit uppers and Continental rubber outsoles. On first glance, the adidas Futurecraft 4D may get mistaken for a brand new uncaged UltraBOOST model.
So far, Sneakersnstuff is the only boutique out of the four to have unveiled their Futurecraft 4D colorway, which sports a Burgundy and Navy color scheme. The iteration featured is apparently not associated with any of the other three boutiques. It appears to be nearly tonal, with its engineered Primeknit shell uppers dressed up almost completely in a Grey, with the exception of the White-colored adidas “three stripes” branding on the sides. Its innovative midsoles also appear to be plain White. As of now, there is no news as to when this or any other colorways of the adidas Futurecraft 4D are going to make their retail debut.
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