Design Of The ADIDAS Y-3 Runner 4D io

Design Director at adidas Y-3 and Yohji Yamamoto at adidas, Aurelien Longo takes us through some of the initial design phases of the Y-3 Runner 4D io.

The style features an upper with a transparent mesh outer layer that acts as a window to the detachable Primeknit inner Y-3 branded sock. All of which sits atop the green “4D” light, oxygen and liquid resin Carbon printed sole unit.

Below you can see some of the inspiration boards, sketch renderings, samples and some product shots of the final silhouette.

New upper on existing 4D midsole
Development : Oury Hermes & Elisa Amerio
Product Manager : Lukas Ruprecht
Midsole Design : adidas Running / adidas Future / Carbon4D
–         2019

Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks |

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