adidas is scheduled to release its Futurecraft 4D runner in limited quantities sometime this coming December, but given its extremely high demand and low supply, it’s likely that the high-tech model will be out of reach to the masses. As a solution to this inevitable issue, adidas is introducing a new model called the AlphaEDGE 4D, which will offer Futurecraft technology to the public.
The advanced model boasts an upper made of FORGEFIBER technology — a process that uses TPU-coated yarn and stitching compression at pressure points for ultimate strength in motion — and a unique lacing system. The main characteristic, however, is the sole unit made with light and oxygen via Digital Light Synthesis, a 3D printing process that provides unprecedented support, cushioning and energy return.
The adidas AlphaEDGE 4D is reported to launch in May 2018 — stay tuned for official release information and let us know your thoughts on this new model. To read up on more of adidas’s boundary-pushing technology, check out THE SNEAKER LAB by Andy Chiu: Exploring the adidas Futurecraft 4D.