adidas has done an exceptional job curating and combining the essence of sneakers past and today’s modern day footwear technology. And with the recent introduction of the brand’s latest installment of the FutureCraft family in the adidas ZX4000 4D, the trefoil gang is well on their way to becoming the dominant brand in the footwear realm.
Back in 2016, the Three Stripes revealed that they will be introducing adidas SPEEDFACTORY facilities which have since then been launched on a global scale to produce their latest 3D-printed footwear models. These SPEEDFACTORIES are located in adidas’ home country of Germany and with a second 74,000 sq. ft. facility found right outside of Atlanta in Cherokee County, Georgia. These experimental facilities were constructed to design and create sneakers that can be mass produced within the same season and the execs at the Three Stripes are hoping to curate and produce one million sneakers in these departments by 2020. And the adidas ZX4000 4D is here to aid the trefoil gang in reaching their attainable goal.
The ZX4000 4D silhouette itself embodies adidas Running sneaker designs of the past but with updated tech in the form of a breathable Primeknit woven base and the obvious 3D-printed ‘Ash Green’ webbed sole unit. The sneaker takes on a combination of soft pastel hues, as seen on many of adidas Running sneakers in the ’80s, in tones including muted yellows, mint, and bright pink hues while heavily embroidered suede overlaying panels hit the forefoot mudguard of the silhouette as well as the heel panel and counter of the kicks. This latest and well-balanced adidas’ offering also features the brand’s TORSION system technology to close out the silhouette.
The adidas ZX4000 4D does not have a concrete release date but is expected to be available for consumption this fall/winter season. With that said, drop your thoughts on adidas’ latest 3D-printed silhouette in the comment section below.