Model a Adidas sole


hello everybody

i am not a sneakers guy but i saw the all new adidas future craft 4d with a 3d printed sole. i think they look grad but i could not imagine how to model this sole in 3d. usually i use cinema 4d and rhino / grasshopper for my 3d stuff. but how i sad, i do not know how to start.

do you have some tips for me to recreate a geometry like this? which method would you use?

her are some pictures of the shoes

adidas future craft 4d

have a nice day!


I wouldn’t try and model it 100% accurately. I’d focus on a small section and make it tileable. I think it is easier to model it with a hi-res image such as the one below. Interconnecting cylinders with 6 or 8 sides.