adidas Futurecraft 4D

High performance footwear with a midsole crafted through a process employing light and oxygen

There’s a process known as Digital Light Synthesis, invented by the California-based technology firm Carbon—and it’s unlike any other employed in accessories. Here, a pool of responsive, dynamic resin rests on an optical member (more or less a piece of glass) with proprietary technology in it that let’s oxygen through. The resin on top of that member won’t cure. Hundreds of microns above, light strikes …