adidas has pushed its Futurecraft tech in a new direction with the more affordable and accessible 4D Run 1.0, a shoe that’s now offering another twist: black midsoles. This new “Signal Coral/Core Black” colorway departs from signature “Aero Green” midsole shades — which have become synonymous with adidas’s 4D/Futurecraft products since the tech’s inception in 2016 — and in doing so marks the first time since in 4 years that a different hue has been used.
Brief history lesson aside, the “Signal Coral/Core Black” 4D Run 1.0 presents an undeniably bold look. Mesh uppers offer a white base with a warm coral print, and further contrast is added by a black/grey tongue with embellishments reminiscent of the recent “Footwear White/Core Black” makeup. Stark black hues appear on the collar, eyestays, heel clip, laces and midfoot Three Stripe graphic, making for a jarring juxtaposition of light and dark tones.
Down below, the much-discussed midsole is dressed in jet black and offers stability through its latticed construction. This intricate build was made possible by adidas’s advanced Digital Light Synthesis technology, and it’s replicated somewhat on the outsole as well, which mimics the upper’s construction with its looping tread.
The adidas 4D Run 1.0 “Signal Coral/Core Black” is available at the adidas webstore now, and retails for $220 USD.
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