The highlight of the Alphaedge 4D is the Adidas 4D midsole that is said to give controlled energy return and breathable cushioning during intensive training runs. It comes with a sport-inspired geometric lattice structure that Adidas claims provides stability, support and pin-point energy return where needed.
The Alphaedge 4D Spring/Summer 2019 model, which will be available from March 28, also features a Primeknit upper with Forgefiber, providing support and comfort needed during sharp lateral movements and tight turns. It’s also fitted with a Continental outsole to support deeper cuts and faster acceleration.
“Adidas 4D is our most ambitious midsole to date and having seen the success in FW18, we’re excited about how far we can take this innovation. What started out as a conceptual Futurecraft innovation, has not only allowed us to completely re-think our manufacturing processes, but to create a data-driven experience that breaks new ground in performance capability and comfort,” said Klaus Rolshoven, Director of Future Design, at Adidas.
The Alphaedge 4D has its roots in the 3D printing of shoes, a technology that Adidas started dabbling in 2015, with the unveiling of its Futurecraft 3D. The shoe was fitted with a midsole made from 3D printing that was said to match the exact contours and pressure points of the wearer’s foot and provide the best running experience.
The Alphaedge 4D will be available in Singapore at Adidas at Suntec City from March 28, 2019. Each pair is priced at S$450.