At the beginning of 2019, the Swoosh made history, releasing the first ever automatic-lacing basketball shoe. Fast forward to nearly a year later, as we sit at the beginning of 2020, the shoe looks to get a sequel—with a potential first look at the Nike Adapt BB 2.0
The original Nike Adapt BB was a solid all-around performance basketball shoe, with good cushion, support, and a great fit, due to the Adapt technology’s customization. Now we have your first look at the potential Nike Adapt BB 2.0, and it looks to expand upon its predecessor with even more new and exciting features.
The Nike Adapt BB 2.0 looks to feature a new and improved silhouette in comparison to its predecessor. The tooling appears to utilize a full-length foam midsole, but the forefoot is highlighted in Red, which could hint a forefoot Zoom Air bag to make its debut with this shoe. The original Adapt BB featured full length Cushlon foam with no Zoom Air, so this would be a major upgrade. The build uses very similar materials to its predecessor. A neoprene underlay, is overlaid by a thin layer of open-air, ventilated, textile mesh, while a one-piece bootie construction appears to be intact. Continuing, there is also a large glossy Black heel TPU heel counter. Completing the shoe is Nike’s automatic lacing Adapt technology, with two buttons at the midfoot for fit and lockdown customization.
Let us know what you think of what is rumored to be the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 in the comments below. Keep it locked here as updates arrive regarding the Swoosh’s next auto-lacing basketball shoe in the coming days/weeks.
Nike Adapt BB 2.0
Style Code: CV2441-001
Release Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
UPDATE (01/23/2020): Following the press release debut, Nike has released official photos of their upcoming Adapt BB 2.0 auto-lacing basketball shoe.
UPDATE (01/21/2020): The Nike Adapt BB 2.0 is officially unveiled. Look above for official release details for the shoe, and check out the below photos and tech specs.
“Coming off the Adapt BB, players wanted a more noticeable bounce underfoot — Cushion alone wasn’t enough. Nike designers added Air Zoom Turbo to the forefoot of the 2.0, similar to the Kyrie line.
Finding that harmony between pop off the forefoot and the placement of the power-lacing engine led designers to reconfigure the midsole stack height. The result is an improved transition from heel to toe while moving.
Another area of focus was easier entry into the shoe. By removing the Flyknit shroud, opening up the collar and integrating a stretchable ballistic mesh throughout the upper, designers made putting on the shoe simpler.
An obvious visual difference is the larger Swoosh. A closer look reveals a combination of pixelated textures, a deliberate choice by material designers to balance the shoe’s über-tech performance ideal with a more grounded opportunity to sense the shoe in ways beyond fit.
“Morant wore the shoe during his January 20 game against the New Orleans Pelicans. It will also be worn by Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson at the start of the WNBA regular season.”
UPDATE (01/20/2020): Ja Morant debuts the Nike Adapt BB 2.0. Stay tuned as Nike officially unveils their latest auto-lacing basketball shoe in the near future.
UPDATE (01/05/2020): Best look yet at the upcoming Nike Adapt BB 2.0, featuring forefoot Zoom Air Turbo.
Original Posting (01/04/2020): First Look at the Nike Adapt BB 2.0.