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Brand: Y-3

Model: Runner 4D

Key Features: Y-3’s Runner 4D sneakers were first shown at Paris Fashion Week, showing Y-3’s first-ever use of 4D technology in a non-performance context, alongside a Primeknit upper. Created in collaboration with American firm Carbon, the sole unit was constructed with Digital Light Synthesis, which uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to generate high performance, durable polymeric products.

Release Date: February 23, 2018

Price: 490 EUR / $550 USD

Buy: Y-3 and select retailers like END. Clothing

Editor’s Notes: Carbon and adidas’s 4D sole unit was previously used in Futurecraft releases like the highly-limited Futurecraft 4D. More Futurecraft releases should be slated for later this year, including a Daniel Arsham collaboration.

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