4D Shoes & Sneakers

Turn your training goals into training realities. Power up your next run with adidas 4D shoes. When you lace up a pair of 4D running shoes, you can count on the support, impact absorption and responsive cushioning of a 3D-printed midsole for lasting comfort through every stride. 4DFWD running models turn each step into forward motion to energize your run. From the foot-hugging comfort of an adidas PRIMEKNIT upper to the traction of a Continental™ Rubber outsole, you can count on adidas to help you focus on your training goals.


When sports meet Silicon Valley, something truly unique happens. It's not just what we make, but how we make—and the process is key. adidas 4D is crafted with our most revolutionary digital printing technique yet.

We united with Carbon, an innovative tech company, to create a groundbreaking computational design with Digital Light Synthesis. Liquid, light and oxygen form the three elements of the 3D printing process. The end result is a unique lattice structure. This is where we change the game.

The combined individual lattices guide the foot with ultimate precision and give potential to weave more complex shapes. So, from track to the street, the adidas 4D delivers long-lasting cushioning and stability for any activity. As a single-component design, the adidas 4D midsole is precisely tuned to absorb pressure from all parts of the foot. Like reactive cushioning, this provides controlled energy return across each stride.

We’re never done asking the question ‘how can we make 4D even better?’. So, we got to work and took 4D to the next level with our latest running innovation: 4DFWD. We examined 17 years of athlete data and over 5 million lattice variations to create a 3D printed performance midsole, coded to move forward with every stride.

The data-driven focus means we can dive into the core of pioneering sport-specific comfort. We're paving the way for the future of our performance footwear, delivering precision crafted shoes, personalized and adapted for every potential.

4D Shoes & Sneakers Frequently Asked Questions

adidas 4D is a 3D-printed midsole. Its unique lattice structure guides the foot and delivers long-lasting cushioning and stability for any activity. For runners, the adidas 4D midsole brings a combination of impact absorption and stability on pavement. For sneakerheads, adidas Originals shoes with a 4D midsole have the look of speed and the feel of comfort.
adidas 4D is a 3D-printed midsole. Its unique lattice structure guides the foot and delivers long-lasting cushioning and stability. adidas 4D feels supportive, like memory foam. (In contrast, an adidas Boost midsole is made of expanded and fused TPU particles and feels more springy.) The lattice structure of adidas 4D redirects vertical impact forces into horizontal forward motion. It gives runners a smooth forward transition for an experience like gliding over the pavement. The next generation of adidas 4D is the 4DFWD. The digitally printed midsole offers 23% more cushioning and generates over three times as much forward motion compared to previous 4D midsole in mechanical testing conditions. Read more about the history of the adidas 4D shoe and the latest 4DFWD on the blog.
Many adidas 4D shoes are great for city running. Look for the names adidas Futurecraft 4D, 4DFWD, 4DFWD Pulse and Ultra 4D. adidas Originals shoes with 4D midsoles, such as 4D Fusio, are streetwear sneakers that have the look of speed but aren't designed for running. Learn more about running on a treadmill for beginners on the adidas blog.