adidas introduces FORGEFIBER, an innovative stitching technology that efficiently provides precise fit and support in performance footwear. FORGEFIBER, a process using TPU-coated yarn, maximizes the ability to provide targeted zones of stretch and lockout when stitched and heat compressed resulting in 30 percent more resistance using less thread.
The first iteration of FORGEFIBER technology is available this month in a limited edition alphabounce with a visual aesthetic driven by the creation process. The design process was inspired by body movement and the exploration of how organic cell structures grow. The strength of the structure is driven by a randomization in the stitch structure. The outcome is a stronger, more flexible fabric upper that behaves differently for each type of sport. The density and angles of the stitching can be changed to create higher levels of support, multidirectional benefits like lockout and conformity, and fine-tuning based on the size of the athlete.
The alphabounce LTD FORGEFIBER in core black is available in June 6th for $140 on adidas.com
adidas AlphaBounce ForgeFiber
Color: Core Black/Sharp Grey-Carbon
Style Code: AQ0984
Release Date: June 6, 2017