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While their last sneakers are being involved with awesome marketing campaigns, Adidas’ Futurecraft 4D techology has found a new home. After making its hard-wood runway debut at Paris fashion week, Y-3’s Runner 4D has eventually took to the streets for 2018. Founded in 2002, Y-3 is the ongoing partnership brand that combines the fashion-forward sensibilities of design legend Yohji Yamamoto with the performance technologies of athletic powerhouse Adidas.
In their latest quest of futuristic footwear, Mr Yamamoto and the German brand match progressive Japanese craftsmanship with breakthrough Digital Light Synthesis technology. The Three Stripes’ latest innovation – FUTURECRAFT 4D, made with digital light synthesis – is leveraged on Y-3’s new silhouette, the Y-3 Runner 4D.
In addition to the custom-crafted midsole, the shoe features a breathable Primeknit upper, leather overlays and structural cording that forms the signature three-stripes. The Adidas Y-3 Runner 4D comes constructed out of a white and black Primeknit material on the majority of the upper with black leather detailing on the toe and heel. The shoe also comes with a unique lacing system that extends to the side panels and heel.
Designed with statistics and crafted by light; the high-performance midsole has been influenced by years of athletic data to generate controlled energy return and long-lasting cushioning and stability.
Adapted to the sport-style pioneering of Yohji, the unique open-structure provides a cooling feeling underfoot, fitted with Primeknit uppers, ultra-resistant eyestays and three ‘stripes’ of cording that lock feet in place for maximum support.
With only 200 pairs made, the Y-3 Runner 4D is slated for a February 23 drop at select retailers, Y-3 flagships and online for $550 USD. The new Adidas’ design blends technical innovation and progressive style. Stay tuned for any more release updates.