Size and fit

The one-piece Primeknit upper construction of the Adidas Futurecraft 4D hugs the foot in an adaptable fit that molds with the shape of the foot. It keeps the foot of the wearer in all-day comfort and breathable feeling.

Adidas Futurecraft 4D Style

A futuristic image for a new silhouette from Adidas that combines elements of style that builds the whole appearance of the shoe and carries it through the different style categories with blending ease and trend. The Adidas Futurecraft 4D, being an innovatively designed shoe from the brand, also brings out the creative ability of a wearer to rock the shoe in a stylish manner.

The low-top silhouette delivers not just a futuristic appeal that offers an edgy feel but also showcases a sporty yet with a touch of a casual vibe to it that enables the sneaker to fit in on the streets. With the flexibility of the shoe, also comes its ability to go well with various ensembles inspired from different categories.

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For a sporty look, one can pair the shoe with a runner look such as a pair of joggers or shorts with a simple shirt and hoodie on top. When one opts for a more street-inspired look, a pair of cuffed fitted jeans, jogger jeans or skinny jeans, stylish tee, and topped off with a hooded jacket.

Notable Features

The first one can notice when looking at a pair of the Adidas Futurecraft 4D is its Futurecraft midsole which was created with the technology process called, “Digital Light Synthesis.” The midsole of this futuristic low-top sneaker is incorporated with 20,000 struts which can be modulated individually to intensify the energy return control. The upper of the sneaker is covered in one-piece Primeknit construction that sits atop the midsole, complementing the whole design and adding more impact to the futuristic appeal of the shoe.

Adidas Futurecraft 4D History

Released after the Adidas Futurecraft 3D from the brand’s Futurecraft line, Adidas continues its journey through innovation and introduces the Adidas Futurecraft 4D. Dubbed as the world’s first high-performance footwear, the shoe features a midsole that is developed with light and oxygen through a process called, “Digital Light Synthesis.” The technology is utilized by the Silicon Valley-based technology company, Carbon, in which Adidas is in partnership with.

Fundamentally, the Adidas Futurecraft 4D’s midsole is a product of an evolving digital footwear element creation process in which diminishes the essentials of traditional prototyping based on the 17 years of recorded running data. This advanced technology gives Adidas the opportunity to administer on working on their products through unconventional ways and sports performance quality, leaving the past 3D printing method and bringing this kind of sports industry manufacturing into a new extent.

With the use of the Digital Light Synthesis, the brand is given a chance to explore with no past barriers and enables it to introduce the advanced era of designing and manufacturing, as expressed by the Adidas Group Executive Board Member Responsible For Global Brands, Eric Liedtke.

The Digital Light Synthesis is operated through the use of the digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins in which creates high-performance and quality, durable polymeric products. This creation allocates the Adidas Company to tend to the needs of the athletes for quality and high-performance products.

Nice to know

  • The Adidas Futurecraft 4D displays the brand’s signature 3-Stripes branding in tonal mode on the sides of the silhouette.
  • Traditional Adidas branding can be observed on the tongue of the sneaker.
  • On the heel of the sneaker, a lattice pattern is used which absorbs impact.
  • Adidas also introduced multiple collaborative releases for the Futurecraft 4D with big names such as Pharell WIlliams and Daniel Arsham.
  • It comes with colorways such as black/ash green, and black/pink.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Futuristic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Primeknit, Adidas 4D
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, EVA / Fabric
Technology: 3D Print

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.