Forget hefty medals that weigh down luggage on the flight home, the real prize of Rio 2016 is a pair of Adidas 3D-printed trainers.
That’s right, the sportswear brand is giving its top-performing sponsored athletes a pair of groundbreaking, tailor-made runners, the first ever to be made using the futuristic technique.
Dubbed the ‘3D-Printed Winners Shoe’, the futuristic Primeknit runner consists of an engineered 3D web structure with dense zones in high force areas and a 3D-printed heel counter. As an extra touch, the laces come in three colours, representing the athlete’s Olympic success: bronze, silver or gold.
There’s been no mention of a public release date for the trainers yet, so if you want a pair you’ll have to get down the gym in time for Tokyo 2020.