Posts Tagged ‘Futurecraft’

adidas Reveals 4D-Printed Futurecraft for Fall/Winter 2017 Release

When adidas first begin to dabble with 3D-printed sneakers in several years ago, the very thought of such an innovation almost seemed unthinkable. Fast forward to years later and the German-based brand is creating the future in modern times, now presenting their Futurecraft model with 4D printing technology.

Working in conjunction with Silicon Valley-based tech company Carbon, adidas creates the first performance footwear fueled by light and oxygen through a remarkable new process called Digital Light Synthesis. Carbon describes the innovative procedure as the use of digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to generate high-performance, durable polymeric products. The Futurecraft 4D is adidas’ initial application with Digital Light Synthesis, and a massive step in the direction athlete data-driven design and manufacturing.

Adidas will initially release 300 pairs of the Futurecraft 4D for friends and family only. They’ll follow that up with approximately 5,000 pairs during fall/winter 2017 season. Ultimately, with the scale and speed of Digital Light Synthesis, adidas plans to have more than 100,000 pairs in circulation by the end 2018.

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adidas Continues to Develop Features for Futurecraft 3D Series

At this point the notion of adidas having a banner 2015 calendar year can seem a bit repetitive; however, it’s the opinion of many. Keeping that success going, adidas has developed new features for its Futurecraft 3D series, and this time they’re looking to implement an innovative initiative that reduces the amount of plastic pollution within the ocean due to sneaker construction.

The ideation of the shoe is that the upper is made with ocean plastic content and a 3D-printed midsole made from recycled polyester and gillnets. In addition, the adidas brand will continue to phase out the use of plastic bags in its own retail stores, with the emphasis of it being completed by Q1 of 2016. Ultimately, this a strong step for adidas as they look to make the world a better and safer environment.

To see more, check out the informative video below.

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