adidas today unveiled the future of performance footwear with Futurecraft 3D, a unique 3D-printed running shoe midsole that can be tailored to the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot. The 3D concept is part of the ‘Futurecraft series,’ a forward-looking initiative that places open source collaboration and craftsmanship at the heart of design to drive innovation across all elements of production.
In its 3D concept, which provides the ultimate personalized experience for all athletes, adidas created a unique combination of material and process. The production breakthrough will take the running shoe standard to the next level, offering unprecedented individualized support and cushioning for every foot, to enable athletes to perform at their best.
Imagine walking into an adidas store, running briefly on a treadmill and instantly getting a 3D-printed running shoe – this is the ambition of the adidas 3D-printed midsole. Creating a flexible, fully breathable carbon copy of the athlete’s own footprint, matching exact contours and pressure points, it will set the athlete up for the best running experience. Linked with existing data sourcing and footscan technologies, it opens unique opportunities for immediate in-store fittings.
Below you can check out a video sharing the adidas FutureCraft 3D Printed Sneakers as well as some additional photography. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Update: While we wait for official information of the adidas FutureCraft release, we have a brief look at how they look on feet thanks to wex1200.
Update: According to sources, the adidas FutureCraft 3D will release Spring 2016 but a specific date is unknown. For now we have a detailed look at the 3D Printed Sneaker thanks to Kenlu.
Update: A new image has surfaced of the adidas FutureCraft which is a 3D printed sneaker from juice7185.