LOOK: Adidas' 3D printed running shoes are a thing of alien beauty

The sports company is releasing their tech-forward Futurecraft 4D sneaker this week

Published 8:00 PM, January 15, 2018

Updated 10:41 PM, January 15, 2018

FUTURECRAFT 4D. Adidas is set to release the futuristic shoe on January 18. Photo from adidas.com

FUTURECRAFT 4D. Adidas is set to release the futuristic shoe on January 18. Photo from adidas.com

MANILA, Philippines – Adidas is set to release their much-awaited Futurecraft 4D sneaker in New York on January 18, ushering in a new age for footwear.

According to the brand, Futurecraft is the world’s first high performance running shoe with midsoles made out of light and oxygen using Digital Light Synthesis technology by Carbon, a tech company that specializes in the manufacturing of 3D printing technology.

The resulting shoe is one with an alien-esque midsole that looks like it was taken straight out of a science fiction novel.

FUTURECRAFT 4D MIDSOLE. The midsole was made with light and oxygen through cutting edge technology by Carbon. Photo from adidas.com

FUTURECRAFT 4D MIDSOLE. The midsole was made with light and oxygen through cutting edge technology by Carbon. Photo from adidas.com

FOR ATHLETES. The Futurecraft 4D is designed to enhance the performance of athletes. Photo from adidas.com

FOR ATHLETES. The Futurecraft 4D is designed to enhance the performance of athletes. Photo from adidas.com

DIGITAL LIGHT SYNTHESIS. The shoe's midsole was crafted through pioneering technology, signaling a new future for footwear manufacturers. Photo from adidas.com

DIGITAL LIGHT SYNTHESIS. The shoe’s midsole was crafted through pioneering technology, signaling a new future for footwear manufacturers. Photo from adidas.com

Learn more about the technology behind the shoe here:

Local sneakerheads who want to get their hands on these babies should get ready to pay USD 300 for a pair. The shoes will launch in the New York City area through Consortium retailers KITH, Packer, and SNS. Visit adidas.com/futurecraft for more information. – Rappler.com

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