NIKE’s newest revolutionary shoe looked like it passed its initial test.
Jayson Tatum took the Nike Adapt BB for a spin and the Boston Celtics rising star looked like his usual self in his team’s 117-108 win over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Thursday, Manila time.
Wearing the first-ever self-lacing basketball shoe, the sophomore standout delivered 16 points on 6 of 16 shooting, 10 rebounds, two assists, and one block against one turnover in 31 minutes as a starter in the Celtics’ blowout victory.
At first glance, it looks like the Adapt BB does live up to its name: it adapts to the needs of cagers, particularly the athletic 20-year-old wingman Tatum.
“Our mission is to solve problems for athletes, and delivering to their exact needs has always been the best path forward,” Nike VP of Innovation Michael Donaghu said in a statement.
So are manually laced shoes a thing of the past? You be the judge.
The revolutionary sneaker will be available in the Philippines next month at Nike Park Fort, Titan Two Parkade, and Titan22.com.
It won’t come cheap, though, as its retail price is P17,495.
We hope that price tag is worth every centavo.