A silhouette first revealed in 2021, the adidas 4DFWD once again sees a sustainability-focused upgrade at the hands of long-time partner Parley For The Oceans. The latter brings in recycled materials onto the construction of the shoe to decrease the overall carbon footprint, and here these recycled yarns make up the knit uppers as well as the thicker cable-like piping that circumvent the upper. The 4D-lattice outsole itself is also built with these recycled materials, strengthening its claims of being truly environmentally conscious.
While we associate Parley with that refreshing shade of ocean blue, a lot of recent Parley drops haven’t yielded that signature look, making their involvement a bit less obvious. Still, what this partnership is looking to accomplish is sorely needed in the footwear industry – one that produces a lot of waste and material from manufacturing process.
A release date is currently unknown, but expect a drop sometime this year.