adidas Is Launching Its First 3D-Printed Shoe Available for Purchase

Launching through adidas Confirmed in NYC
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Launching through adidas Confirmed in NYC
Image via: adidas

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Last year, adidas took the wraps off the Futurecraft 3D, its first shoe made with 3D printing technology. This past summer, we discovered that the Three Stripes was rewarding some of its medal winning athletes with 3D printed running shoes. If you've been wondering whether the innovative footwear would ever make it to retail, wonder no more: adidas is making its 3D runner available through a limited release. Retailing for $333, the shoe is launching via adidas Confirmed​​ in New York, with sign ups starting today and reservations opening tomorrow, Dec. 13. Pairs can be picked up on Dec. 15 at adidas NYC, the brand’s new flagship store. A limited release will also occur on Dec. 15 in London and Tokyo.

The shoe itself features an engineered 3D web structure, delivering optimal performance through dense zones in high force areas and less dense zones in the low force areas. A black Primeknit upper is complemented with a 3D printed heel counter, which is integrated into the midsole and avoids the typical process of gluing or stitching. Check out detailed looks in the gallery below.

  Release Date: 12/15/16 (Thursday)