Adidas has unveiled 4DFWDIts the latest model High technology Moving section, created in partnership with 3D printing company Carbon. The shoes feature a 3D-printed midsole with a distinctive “4D” bonty-lattice pattern design to convert the vertical forces of a runner to forward motion. At the same time, it reduces the braking force while increasing the cushion by 23 percent for a more comfortable, longer run.
The company honors the 3D-printed pattern from five million potential structures for energy transfer maximization. This helps the shoe “generate three times more forward speed than vertical loading under mechanical test conditions,” it wrote. Adidas says it studied 17 years of athlete data while conducting lab and real-world tests with runners across the U.S. to perfect the designs.
In addition to the high-tech mid-sole, 4DFWD uses lightweight recyclable polyester made in some parts of the primint top which allows it to fit better. Midsols are made from 39 percent bio-based 3D materials. It follows previous models like 4D FutureCraft made possible by Adidas and Carbon technology that allows them to create 3D-printed shoes in large sizes.
The shoes will launch on May 15 on the Core Black / Solar Red Adidas app for 170 GB (23 236) Hypbist. The “Tokyo Collection” will follow July 12th with worldwide availability on July 1st.
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