Inside The Nike Adapt Bb Whats Inside

Take a Look Inside the Nike Adapt BB Courtesy of What's Inside?

Date: March 01 2019

By: Boon Mark Souphanh


The team from What’s Inside? have taken to Nike’s ground-breaking basketball sneaker — the Adapt BB — giving us a closer look into the inner workings of its self-lacing technology.  

Take a look at the video below, as the team unboxes the sneaker, and tests it on court, before finally taking to it with a Stanley knife to reveal the out-of-this-world adaptive lacing motor inside. Trust us — what’s inside is pretty gnarly (and you won’t have to blow $350 to do it yourself!).

As you can see, the Adapt BB has an inbuilt custom motor and gear train, which senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts the fit accordingly. The player can then use FitAdapt — via the two buttons at the midsole or with a smartphone — to save different fit settings for use during specific situations, whether that be warm-ups, timeouts, walking into the stadium, or deep into the fourth quarter. Also noteworthy is the strength of the high-tenacity Flyknit shell and a QuadFit mesh inner shell — we don’t think anyone will be questioning its durability after this.

Sneaker Freaker will be partnering with What’s Inside? for some wild projects in the near future. Stay tuned for more deconstructed goodness!

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