The German company said that 5,000 of the \"future 4D\" shoes will be sold in retail stores in autumn and winter.
It plans to start mass production next year and is expected to produce more than 100,000 pairs by the end of 2018.
The company will not disclose where the shoes will be made. Adidas (ADDDF)
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This shoe uses a new technology called digital light synthesis. 3D printing
materials are usually rigid or plastic, and the effect is not good for shoes.
But with carbon technology, the material is resilient and can rebound almost instantly.
The technology uses UV lasers to project patterns for the mid-bottom liquid.
The light turns the liquid into a solid, resulting in a flexible but durable midsole.
This technology can save time and money in the production process and allow for greater customization.
\"We can produce. . .
A spokesman for Adidas told CNNTech \"100 times faster than other 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes . \".
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In the end, Adidas plans to use this technology to customize shoes for individual consumers.
\"In the long run, we will be able to provide tailored performance products for each athlete to meet their personal physiological data and needs,\" the spokesman said . \". --
Ahiza Garcia from CNNMoney contributed to the story.