Adidas Have Released the First Look at their Futurecraft 4D Basketball Sneaker

The famous brand have teased the sneaker's silhouette with a technologically advanced design on a new frame.

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Adidas creative director Marc Dolce teased the Futurecraft 4D basketball sneaker silhouette on Instagram recently, captioning the post ‘The Future of Basketball’. Adidas has migrated their technologically advanced design onto the frame of a basketball sneaker, with a sock-knit upper and breathable mid-sole.

In early February, Adidas re-released a limited drop of the Futurecraft 4D, exclusively via the Adidas app and in their New York flagship store, on top of their Futurecraft 4D ‘Ash Green’ hitting shelves back in January.

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This line of sneakers has allowed Adidas to name the Futurecraft 4D’s as the first performance footwear made with light and oxygen by the way of Digital Light Synthesis, a technology pioneered by Carbon. Carbon also developed the elastic material of the midsole, which is stiff but resilient and created for controlled energy return.

The process involves light being projected through an oxygen-permeable window, into a tank of UV-curable resin. As a number of UV images are projected, the point that they hit in the resin tank begins to solidify, and the build platform slightly rises to move onto the next part of the sole. In other words, light is projected through a resin to create the shape of the sole, before using heat to set it.

All of the Futurecraft 4D sneakers are crafted for maximum breathability, comfort and better energy control, with a fitted Primeknit upper. But with few concrete details about its release, all we can do is keep an eager eye out for future updates.

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