The Design Of The Adidas Consortium 4D V2

Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto & Y-3 footwear & accessories Design Director, Aurelien Longo shared an insight into the design process of adidas’ Consortium 4D V2 – a new upper on the exisiting 4D printed tooling.

“Adidas Consortium is back with a second take on the Consortium Runner 4D, the aptly named Consortium Runner 4D V2. Much like its predecessor, it presents adidas‘s latest tech in a lifestyle-focused package — but it separates itself vastly with its new upper, which adds plenty of fresh flair.Debuting in a “College Navy” colorway that’s decidedly more grey than cerulean, the Consortium Runner V2 4D presents a significant number of layered details, all dressed in soft grey and light mint green hues. Abstract-shaped synthetic overlays stretch across the upper, and are encircled by embroidered Three Stripe graphics on the midfoot plus a dark grey heel. The asymmetrical lace system is secured by grey suede eyestays, and a green fabric strip runs the length of the throat while a small Consortium tag appearing on the tongue’s other side.If you remove the insole, you’ll also see printed graphics that provide “tech specs” and a translucent window that enables you to look at the 4D material from the top down. Of course, the entire Futurecraft midsole is constructed of a latticed structure dressed in signature “Aero Green” — one that’s assembled via a high-tech process dubbed “Digital Light Synthesis.” A green Continental rubber outsole completes the look.” – HypeBeast

Below you can see a flat pattern of the upper, as well as some early sketch/renders, and a look at the final silhouette.

Creative Direction : Aurelien Longo
Development : Manuel Suarez Prat
Product Manager : Maximillian Bente



Images via Sneaker Politics

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