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Nike Adapt BB 2.0 Review

Nike Adapt BB 2.0
Nike Adapt BB 2.0
Nike Adapt BB 2.0
Nike Adapt BB 2.0
Deals from $400.00
8.1
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$399.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
2/2020
Traction
8.0
Cushion
8.3
Materials
7.7
Support
9.0
Fit
7.3
Outdoor
0%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

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Black / Bright Crimson / White
Black / Bright Crimson / White
in 5 shops
$400.00

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
Convenient self-lacing system
Cons:
Very heavy shoe
Cheap materials

Performance of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

At $400 the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 is the most expensive basketball shoe currently on the market. Is it also the best? The herringbone pattern and translucent rubber work very well on clean courts, but if there's only a little bit of dust present you will need to wipe consistently. The Cushlon foam and Zoom Turbo in the forefoot give you a bouncy and responsive ride similar to the Kyrie 6. The materials get the job done but they feel cheap, plasticky, and are super heavy. The electric self-lacing system is super convenient to use but it can be hard to find the perfect setting as you are not able to adjust the lacing systems to fit the shape of your feet. Overall, the Adapt BB 2.0 is only recommended for sneakerheads who can spare $400 easily - there are much-better performers out there for a fraction of the price.
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Reviews of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

The 8.1 average overall rating ranks #101 of 126 shoes overall
8.2
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
Overall, I found that the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 was better than the original Adapt BB, but I still don’t feel that these are necessarily for me.
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8.2
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
Traction, cushioning, support, and fit work well. But the cheap materials, the weight, and the bulkiness made it so that I couldn't enjoy playing in the Adapt BB 2.0.
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7.8
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
This shoe is nowhere near worth the $400 price tag.
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Traction of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

The 8.0 average traction rating ranks #90 of 126 shoes overall
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
The herringbone traction pattern works well but the translucent rubber feels too inconsistent.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
The traction is nuts on clean courts, but the translucent rubber picks up some dust on dirty courts.
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8.0
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
On clean courts, you will have no issues, but the translucent rubber didn't work very well on dusty courts which means you need to wipe consistently.
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Cushion of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

The 8.3 average cushion rating ranks #80 of 126 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
The Zoom Turbo setup is low profile, springy and ultra-responsive.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
The Zoom Turbo has a nice bounce and good impact protection. Court feel isn't great as you feel pretty high off the ground.
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8.0
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
The full-length Cushlon foam with a Zoom Turbo unit in the forefoot works well but is not as bouncy or responsive as the Zoom Turbo in the Kyrie 6.
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Materials of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

The 7.7 average materials rating ranks #109 of 126 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
The textiles and TPU materials get the job done, but this shoe is heavy as hell because of the electric components.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
The materials are stiff in the beginning and take one or two days to break in. For $400, the materials feel pretty crappy.
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7.0
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
The plasticky-feeling Mesh materials are very disappointing considering the $400 price point but they get the job done performance-wise.
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Support of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

The 9.0 average support rating ranks #10 of 126 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
The support was pretty damn good.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
Lateral containment is great and you feel locked down at all times.
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9.0
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
The support is really nice thanks to the large heel counter, wide base, and the lacing system that works as a midfoot shank.
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Fit of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

The 7.3 average fit rating ranks #116 of 126 shoes overall
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
I can’t seem to get the shoe tight enough without causing cramping or cutting off circulation in my feet.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
The Fit Adapt system hasn't improved compared to last year, but the system still works well and is super convenient. It can be hard to find the right tightness settings that work best on-court.
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7.0
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
I experienced some pinching pain and cramping because I wasn't able to adjust the lacing to my feet.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 0% average outdoor rating ranks #95 of 126 shoes overall
no
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
The rubber is super soft and frays easily - definitely don't play outdoors in these.
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Width of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
Wide footers may want to go 1/2 size up.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
Pretty narrow fit.
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regularly wide
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
Not nearly as narrow as the Adapt Pro BB 1.0.
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Size of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0:

true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
March 7, 2020
I think going true to size is the best option.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
March 3, 2020
I went true to size which is pretty snug.
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true to size
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
Runs true to size.
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