Adidas Launches Bone/White Y-3 Runner 4D II Sneakers designed by Japanese Fashion Designer Yohji Yamamoto

3D Printing in the Footwear Industry
3D printed footwear
Above: Adidas created Y-3 Runner 4D II Sneakers with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto/Image Credit: Y-3

Adidas extends its range of 3D printed footwear, this time, by collaborating with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto to create Y-3 Runner 4D II Sneakers. Powered by its technology partner Carbon and using its patented DLS 3D printing technology, the sneakers in a new bone/white version.

Adding to its Futurecraft 4D series, Adidas had launched the Y-3 RUNNER 4D II sneakers in January this year. These sneakers were, then, only available in a sharp Red colour. This time around the footwear giant has iterated the existing shoe and built a new shoe upon the earlier launch with specific modifications like a wider foot-bed and a thicker and higher midsole.

3D printed footwear
Above: Yohji Yamamoto has left his calligraphic signature on the tongue of the shoe/Image Credit: Y-3

Yohji Yamamoto designed the shoe for the Spring/Summer collection. It has a Bone/White sole and a double-layer Primeknit upper. The Primeknit upper wraps the foot in adaptive support and ultralight comfort. As a mark of his creation, Yohji Yamamoto has left his calligraphic signature on the tongue of the shoe where there are three contrasting stripe. The futuristic design has a snug, sock-like upper with a neoprene tongue and leather accents at the toe and heel.

The recent release also boasts of an improved grip and traction. This was possible due to a collaboration with Continental, a German automotive manufacturing company, resulting in a new rubber outsole.

3D printed footwear
Above: Adidas Y-3 Runner 4D II Sneakers will be available in select stores/Image Credit: Y-3

The footwear is available in limited quantities and is expectedly sold at a whopping $600 a pair. The shoe can be bought online on the official Y-3 website. They will also be available at Y-3 offline stores from May 2nd 2019 onwards.

About Manufactur3D Magazine: Manufactur3D is an online magazine on 3D Printing. Visit our Global News page for more updates on 3D Printing Technology News. To stay up-to-date about the latest happenings in the 3D printing world, like us on Facebook or follow us on LinkedIn.

Related posts

Techniplas Unveils Illuminated Steering Wheel Concept Designed using Nano Dimension’s AM Platform


Iranian Researchers Develop 3D Micro-Structure Printing Technology


Four 3D Metal 3D Printing Companies Named IDC Innovators