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May 24, 2019

Adidas teams with Parley for the Oceans on new Alphaedge 4D

Adidas has launched three new iterations of its Alphaedge 4D running shoe – including a new Parley for the Oceans edition made with upcycled ocean plastic –  featuring the Adidas 4D midsole developed in partnership with technology company Carbon.

By Beth Wright

Adidas has launched three new iterations of its Alphaedge 4D running shoe – including a new Parley for the Oceans edition made with upcycled ocean plastic –  featuring the Adidas 4D midsole developed in partnership with technology company Carbon.

The midsole is produced using an additive manufacturing (AM) technology called Digital Light Synthesis pioneered by Carbon. Digital Light Synthesis uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to generate high-performance, durable polymeric products. 

In addition, each of the Alphaedge 4D models features a sport-inspired geometric lattice structure that is precisely tuned for sport, absorbing pressure from any angle and propelling the foot forward and supporting movement where needed.

A super-lightweight Primeknit upper encases the wearer’s foot in a seamless sock-like fit providing the support and comfort needed during sharp lateral movements and tight turns. Each thread is individually constructed millimetre by millimetre with zoned forging.

The Continental rubber outsole features engineered traction zones to support deeper cuts and faster acceleration, regardless of surface terrain or weather.

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