2019

Adapt Basketball

Nike

Interaction Design
User Experience
Watch OS
Prototype

When a player steps into the Nike Adapt BB, a custom motor and gear train senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to keep thefoot snug. The tensile strength of the underfoot lacing is able to pull 32 pounds of force to secure the foot throughout a range of movement.

That’s where the brain, or FitAdapt tech, kicks in. By manual touch or by using the Nike Adapt app on a smartphone, players can input different fit settings depending on different moments of a game. For example, during a timeout, a player can loosen the shoe before tightening it up as they re-enter the game. In a forthcoming feature, they can even prescribe a different tightness setting for warm-ups.

Created at Nike Inc.