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Nike Adapt BB

Released 2/2019, Low Top, 
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8.5
EXPERT RATING
4 reviews
9.2
USER RATING
1 ratings
The first-ever self-lacing basketball shoe

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A must-have for sneakerheads who are into innovative tech!

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Available at 0 shops | Official Retail Price: $349.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (4)
User Ratings (1)
Traction
8.5
Cushion
8.3
Materials
9.3
Support
7.8
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
25%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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User Rating9.2NA9.0(0.2)9.5(0.3)9.5(0.3)9.1(0.1)
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Nike Adapt BB Review

Pros:
Premium materials
Innovative fast-fit lacing system
Cons:
Feels a little wobbly on lateral cuts

Performance of the Nike Adapt BB:

The Nike Adapt BB is the first-ever basketball shoe that laces itself! The fast-fit system is a real head-turner and works well, but doesn't offer as much customization possibilities as a regular lacing system. Another highlight of this shoe is the high-quality materials that feel nice and look premium. The Cushlon cushioning system performs well but is a bit disappointing considering the hefty price tag. Overall, this is a really good performer and a must-have for sneaker geeks that want to experience the latest technology!
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Adapt BB:

Expert Rating: 8.5 (ranks #99 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
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8.6
March 7, 2019
Even ignoring the fast-fit adaptive lacing system - this is a really nice performance basketball shoe. On top of that - this is a real head-turner!
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8.6
May 8, 2019
The first-ever self-lacing basketball shoe is here - and it's one of the best basketball shoes we have ever played in.
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8.4
May 8, 2019
The Nike Adapt BB is a good performance basketball shoe. But there are better performers for much cheaper. So if you are a sneakerhead, or really into innovative tech, then this is a great shoe!
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8.2
April 6, 2019
I had a lot of fun playing in the Nike Adapt BB. The self-lacing system works well and the overall performance is really solid. Pick these up if you are interested in the latest tech and you can afford the hefty price tag!
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User Reviews of the Nike Adapt BB:

User Rating: 9.2 (ranks #37 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.2
November 10, 2021
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Traction of the Nike Adapt BB:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.5 (ranks #117 of 220)
User Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #81 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
March 7, 2019
The circle and lines traction pattern using translucent rubber is screaming loud and works really well on clean courts. On dusty courts, you will need a while to break-in but it never gets really good.
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9.0
May 8, 2019
The traction performance is beasty!
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8.0
May 8, 2019
Even though the rubber is translucent I found the traction to be rather good. Works very well on clean courts, but dusty courts can be problematic.
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9.0
April 6, 2019
The traction is clearly the best performance aspect of the Nike Adapt BB! Squeaky, responsive, but a little inconsistent on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Nike Adapt BB:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.3 (ranks #136 of 220)
User Cushion Rating: 10.0 (ranks #6 of 220)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 7, 2019
The Cushlon cushioning is super nice. Really nice compression in the heel and super bouncy. The only downside is that you don't get a ton of court feel.
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8.0
May 8, 2019
I love the full-length Cushlon cushioning setup, but I would have preferred to see a Lunarlon or React setup.
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8.0
May 8, 2019
The full-length Cushlon insole feels super comfortable, especially in the heel! I really like the cushioning setup, but for $350 I had hoped for a little more.
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8.0
April 6, 2019
Full-length Cushlon is nice - but not the best cushion system Nike has to offer.
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Materials of the Nike Adapt BB:

Expert Materials Rating: 9.3 (ranks #3 of 220)
User Materials Rating: 10.0 (ranks #2 of 220)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 7, 2019
The materials are super nice and feel great on foot.
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9.0
May 8, 2019
Nike used some of their best materials, and they all came together really nicely! Light, breathable, flexible and the break-in time is minimal.
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10.0
May 8, 2019
The materials look nice and feel really premium.
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9.0
April 6, 2019
The materials are soft and supportive.
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Support of the Nike Adapt BB:

Expert Support Rating: 7.8 (ranks #193 of 220)
User Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #61 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
March 7, 2019
Support is good overall, but I felt a little bit wobbly because your feet are pretty high off-the-ground.
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8.0
May 8, 2019
Outrigger, internal heel counter, external heel clip, and great overall lockdown coming from the lacing system.
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8.0
May 8, 2019
I didn't have any heel slippage and no side-to-side movement in the forefoot. The shoe felt a little bit "tippy" at times, mostly because of the soft cushioning.
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7.0
April 6, 2019
The support of the Adapt BB is kind of clunky.
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Fit of the Nike Adapt BB:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.5 (ranks #95 of 220)
User Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #159 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 7, 2019
The adaptive fit system is insane! Don't worry that you can't get it tight enough - this system will crank your laces tighter than you ever could!
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9.0
May 8, 2019
The self-lacing mechanism does an amazing job and remembers the perfect fit. This is really a smart shoe!
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8.0
May 8, 2019
The self-adjusting automatic system really works! But you won't be able to customize your fit like you are able with regular laces.
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8.0
April 6, 2019
The fit is pretty good for what it is. But I feel that a traditional lacing system allows you to better customize the fit to your feet.
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Durability of the Nike Adapt BB:

User Durability Rating: 10.0 (ranks #8 of 220)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike Adapt BB:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 25.0 (ranks #146 of 220)
User Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #20 of 220)
Good (100%)
1
Fair (50%)
1
Bad (0%)
1
fair
March 7, 2019
The rubber is super soft, but we didn't experience a lot of fraying.
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no
May 8, 2019
Would I take this shoe outdoors? No!
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Width of the Nike Adapt BB:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
2
regular
0
slightly wide
1
very wide
0
slightly narrow
March 7, 2019
Runs a little narrow.
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slightly narrow
May 8, 2019
Runs a little bit narrow, especially in the forefoot.
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Size of the Nike Adapt BB:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
3
slightly long
0
very long
0
true to size
March 7, 2019
Runs true to size.
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true to size
May 8, 2019
Runs true to size.
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