02 February 2019

The New Nike Adapt Basketball Shoes Controlled by Smartphone

Ever want a pair of shoes to be controlled by a smartphone? Well, Nike already unveiled its pair of "Back to the Future" shoes worth $350.

Historically, Nike's effort to create a number of an innovative platform for the "Perfect Fit", the company has found a truly custom fit, the Nike Adapt. It is combined by an advanced power-lacing system, a firmware, and an app to control from the phone.


The new Nike Adapt BB has the ability to customize the fit with one touch of the shoe button or a tap via smartphone. 

Introducing Nike Adapt BB
Introducing Nike Adapt BB (c) Nike.com
“We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt intentionally because of the demands that athletes put on their shoes. “During a normal basketball game, the athlete’s foot changes and the ability to quickly change your fit by loosening your shoe to increase blood flow and then tighten again for performance is a key element that we believe will improve the athlete’s experience." ~ says Eric Avar, Nike VP Creative Director of Innovation. 

How The Nike Adapt Works

When a player steps into the Nike Adapt BB, a custom motor and gear train senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to keep the foot snug. The tensile strength of the underfoot lacing is able to pull 32 pounds of force (roughly equal to that of a standard parachute cord) to secure the foot throughout a range of movement. ~ Nike.com

Nike researchers put a typical Adapt BB through its paces to make it the most tested shoe in Nike's history. Nike.com

The pair of shoes will require charging, and each pair will come with a recharging mat.

According to  DailyMail, the price range will initially go on sale only in the US for $350 dollars (£272), on February 17th - although they are expected to sell out instantly.


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