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All ADIDAS 4D products feature our high-performance midsole based on 17 years of athlete data. Its single-component design is precisely tuned for controlled energy return, long-lasting cushioning and stability for all your runs.

STEP 01
DATA COLLECTION

Utilizing high-speed motion capture and force data, we are able to track how athletes run and answer questions such as how do they land on their feet, how much pressure is exerted against the shoe, and where do they need more support.

STEP 02
CREATING STIFFNESS TARGETS

We translate the data collected to map out how stiff each part of the midsole needs to be and provide cushioning or support where required.

STEP 03
RUNNING OPTIMIZATION
AND SIMULATION

We digitally test out the stiffness targets that were created. It’s like running a product test, only all simulated in a digital environment.

STEP 04
LATTICE TUNING

Based on the tests, we fine-tune the lattice to make sure the final design is optimized to perform to the athlete’s needs.

STEP 05
PRINTING

The final digital design of the midsole is sent to the printer to create the actual midsole.