adidas is looking to the future of footwear manufacturing with its Futurecraft M.F.G project, which introduces dynamic pairs of sneakers made by robots in its SPEEDFACTORY in Germany. While there is some human intervention required for assembly, the majority of the sneakers are made completely by the robots that staff the SPEEDFACTORY.
The Futurecraft M.F.G sneakers themselves were created from data collected by a motion-capture technology known as ARAMIS, which was used to form the high-performance running shoes. In total, just 400 pairs of the sleek Futurecraft M.F.G adidas sneakers will be released to the public.
In this past year alone, footwear designs from leading shoe manufacturers around the world have advanced leaps and bounds with help from emerging technologies.