STRUNG by Adidas looks to (again) revolutionize shoe upper and midsole production
Adidas has created a prototype to show the potential of a new production process
This prototype was created to demonstrate the great potential of STRUNG, a one-of-a-kind textile manufacturing process that allows athletes’ data to be used to position each fiber with maximum precision. In this way, it is possible to design and test different structures in the software before sending the selected designs to the STRUNG robot, which positions each fiber in order to create zones with specific performance and properties. The result is a super lightweight one-piece upper that offers ideal flexibility, fit, breathability and support.
The first STRUNG model on the market will be launched in the first part of 2022 and will target the runner profile. The first prototype was created to revolutionize the experience of short-distance running, two runners participated in the development with motion capture sessions providing feedback throughout the process.