Nike Adapt, a platform that creates a truly custom fit by combining an advanced power-lacing system, an app and continually updated firmware, featured in the new Nike Adapt BB basketball shoe.
Nike says it's "actively working" to fix its broken smart sneakersNike says that a fix is in the works for its broken Adapt BB smart sneakers, days after an Android update rendered some of them unusable. The $350 Adapt BB went on sale this past weekend, and users started reporting issues soon after.
Nike's New Self-Lacing Basketball Shoe Is Actually Smart"I'm gonna offer you a fist bump," Tinker Hatfield says, holding out his gloved right hand. He took a tumble off a motorized longboard days before, and while a collegiate pole-vaulting career and a lifetime of skiing taught the 66-year-old how to fall, the remote control in his paw stopped him from tucking his thumb in-and when said thumb met the street, the street won.
Hands-on with Nike's self-lacing, app-controlled sneaker of the futureI flew across the country to Portland to experience the Adapt BB, Nike's new self-lacing, Bluetooth-enabled sneakers, but the guy showing me around campus is wearing a pair of Zoom Flys that refuse to stay tied. Within 10 minutes of tying them, they're untied again, flailing all over.
Nike's big bet on the future of connected shoesFor the past three years, a team inside Nike has been working on a shoe that could change the trajectory of the company. It's the most-tested piece of footwear Nike has ever released. Athletes, ranging from high schoolers to pros, wore it for more than 27,000 miles on the court.
Nike's Adapt BB is an app-controlled, self-lacing basketball shoeWith the companion Adapt mobile application, players are able to input different fit settings over the course of a game, as well as change the LED colors on the sneakers. The other benefit to having wireless connectivity in the Adapt BB is that it will support firmware updates, which means it is expected to get extra features and improvements down the road.
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