As a follow-up to the HyperAdapt 1.0, Nike makes its auto-lacing tech applicable to basketball sneakers with the Adapt BB. While it has the same futuristic auto-lacing tech of the HyperAdapt 1.0, the Adapt BB’s tech—now called FitAdapt—is designed to improve the performance of basketball players.
Customizable via a Nike Adapt smartphone app, you can set the sneaker to increase and loosen lockdown during specific in-game moments. According to Nike, the feet of basketball players can swell up to half a size up, which is why having specific lacing tightness is important to keep them ahead of the game. The app comes with other clever features such as the ability to change colors.
To go along with the new power lacing tech, the Adapt BB is equipped “high-tenacity” Flyknit for the outer shell and QuadFit mesh for the inner shell. The futuristic upper sits atop a Cushlon foam midsole. It comes with wireless charging, so you can easily juice up the Adapt BB when needed. Being geared towards professional athletes, the Adapt BB went through several tests, ranging from lacing cycles to water resistance, to ensure its durability.
The Adapt BB is set to drop globally on February 17 with a $350 price tag. Titan posted about it on their Instagram account, so expect them to hold a raffle for the Adapt BB.