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8.1
The second iteration of Nike's futuristic self-lacing basketball shoe
based on 4 expert reviews
based on 4 expert reviews

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Collector's item for sneakerheads who are into the innovative tech

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Available at 3 shops | Official Retail Price: $399.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Traction
8.0
Cushion
8.5
Materials
7.5
Support
9.0
Fit
7.5
Outdoor
0%

Facts & Figures:

Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
2/2020
Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide
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Nike Adapt BB 2.0 Review

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 #148 of 183 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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8.2
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
The cushion and support are fantastic, but the traction can be inconsistent on dustier courts. Despite this, I still enjoyed playing in the Nike 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 #135 of 183 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
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
On a clean court, the traction is great. On dusty courts, it picks up a lot of dust and causes a little bit of slipping.
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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 8.5 average cushion rating ranks #102 of 183 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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9.0
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
The cushion is the main highlight of the shoe. It reminds me a lot of the Kyrie 6 with the use of Zoom Turbo.
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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 7.5 average materials rating ranks #168 of 183 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
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
The upper is made of ballistic mesh. It feels like plastic at the start but becomes softer as you play in it.
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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 #26 of 183 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
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
There isn't a lot of stretch in the materials, which helps with support and durability. The lateral support is also good.
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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 7.5 average fit rating ranks #164 of 183 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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8.0
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
The shoe fits nicely with the automated lace system.
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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 0.0% average outdoor rating ranks #150 of 183 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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no
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
The traction has frayed for me and for the price, I wouldn't take these outdoors.
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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
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
For a better fit, wide footers might want to go up half a size.
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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
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
True to size for regular footers and go up half a size for wide footers.
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true to size
RicheeKim
February 27, 2020
Runs true to size.
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