Sportswear brand adidas’ investment in materials science has resulted in some of the most exciting and innovative products in recent years, particularly in research into the reuse of recycled oceanic plastic waste and the use of 3D printing and robotics to create novel footwear. Similarly, the brand recently announced the development of new methods of 3D printing sports glasses that result in extremely light, yet durable materials adidas 3D CMPT sunglasses fit for professional and consumer athletes who are looking for a “barely there” fit.
In cooperation with the Marcolin Group, the 3D CMPT from adidas Eyewear presents itself as a fascinating shape – 3D-printed sunglasses made from a flexible nylon structure that has been treated with a special coating that creates a rubberized effect over the entire spiral-shaped surface. The structural design is reminiscent of the brand’s 3D printed textile midsole and emphasizes flexibility; a light grid structure is used here to create a frame that is as light as it is breathable.
Given that this is the brand’s first attempt, we anticipate adidas will follow suit in the eyewear category in the future with different shapes, fits and functions as they did with shoes. The limited edition 3D CMPT sunglasses will be available exclusively at adidas.com during Creative Club Week for club members from August 23, 2021 for $ 415 in brown / mirror silver.