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4D Shoes 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 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 Running Shoes. 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.
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