When you can get your hands on the new Parley x adidas AlphaEdge 4D sneakers
A classic silhouette gets a sustainable upgrade.
We are now in an age of innovation that sees constant advancements in technology every other week. One of the latest examples of this has come in the way of 4D printing, with sportswear brand adidas leading the charge for the sneaker world.
After previously collaborating with English fashion designer Stella McCartney on the first pair of AlphaEdge 4D women's sneakers, adidas has now paired up with long-time collaborator Parley for another iteration of the classic kicks that you can shop within the fortnight.
The collaborative revamp will feature the innovative new 4D printed midsole and will be made from recycled ocean plastics, which is a big tick from us. The kicks will also have a Primeknit upper surround for added comfort.
The design, titled Parley for Parley for the Oceans, will arrive in a light blue colourway. Two other iterations of the innovative AlphaEdge 4D are also set to drop in both black and triple-white.
4D printing differs from 3D printing as the designs created are workable and able to be moulded, where 3D designs cannot.
In a press release, Marco Kormann, Director of Future Technology Innovation at adidas said, "Adidas 4D continues to be our most ambitious midsole and having seen the success of the AlphaEdge 4D to date we are excited that we can now increase availability thanks to our innovative new manufacturing process, allowing athletes the world over to feel the future of performance footwear."
When and where can you shop the new AlphaEdge 4D sneakers?
The AlphaEdge 4D white and black in-house colorways are set to drop on 31 May, while the Parley collaboration will arrive on 8 June. You'll be able to shop all three iterations from the adidas site, as well as from select adidas retailers like Platypus Shoes, for a cool $300 each.