adidas 4D is the world’s first high-performance midsole crafted with light and oxygen. Based on years of athlete data, the single component design is precisely tuned for controlled energy return - the intricate lattice structure and responsive cushioning absorbs pressure from any angle and returns energy, propelling the foot forward and supporting movement where needed.
The adidas 4D midsole is printed with light and oxygen, using Digital Light Synthesis™, a technology pioneered by 3D printing specialists Carbon, an adidas partner since 2017.
Carbonʼs proprietary Digital Light Synthesis™ is a breakthrough technology that uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to print high-performance, durable polymeric products. The technology uses data to translate the needs of a specific sport, and eventually individual athlete or consumer, with the required movement, cushioning and stability directly in to a midsole.