Nike’s Adapt BB was introduced to a basketball shoe last year for the first time. The Adapt BB 2.0 is now ready for sale when the NBA is hosting the All-Star Weekend. Memphis Grizzlies ‘ Ja Morant (underground) rookie has already worn the shoes and you can now have your own pair
if you can bear the reward of $400 (below). This is even higher than last year’s $350 price, although it comes with some improvements and is still smaller than the first Hyperadapt’s $720 price.
Nike claims that a new shoe makes taking the shoes on and off much easier, and the Air Zoom Turbo bag in the front direction provides an extra bounce, similar to that for Kyrie Irving’s shoes.
Like the first model, they still connect to your phone via Bluetooth and an app (that hopefully won’t brick anyone’s shoes this time) for customizations or updates, and need to be charged every couple of weeks by being placed on a wireless mat.
The folks at Weartesters gave them a try and noted that while this year’s model is considerably heavier, at 19.6 oz, it’s far more comfortable than the first generation Adapt BB. Still, they felt like the high-price is probably too much to pay for something that adds little to the on-court experience at this point.
The Nike Adapt BB 2.0 goes on sale in its “OG” colorway via Nike.com and other retailers on February 16th at 10 AM ET, for $400. If you can’t wait, there are a few pairs listed on StockX already, with prices starting at $443.