After the technological advancement of it’s predecessor, the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 improves on the original self-lacing basketball shoe.
The largest improvement was in the cushioning. The soft Cushlon foam from the Adapt BB 1.0 needed more bounce to it, so an Air Zoom Turbo unit was added.
Air Zoom Turbo notably is featured in the Kyrie 5 and 6, as well as the popular Kobe 5 Protro. The Zoom Turbo is curved to provide responsiveness at all angles. This unit is placed in the forefoot to not interfere with the Adapt mechanism in the midfoot.
The midsole stack height was also reduced from the Adapt BB 1.0. This improved the transition from heel to toe and made the shoes feel less clunky.
The Adapt BB 2.0 is now easier to put on, with the removal of the Flyknit shroud from the first version. A heel clip attached to the foam heel cup, combines with a tongue loop to assist with the ease of entry. Ballistic mesh replaces Flyknit for more stretch throughout the upper.
Ja Morant debuted the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 on January 20 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The shoe itself will release on February 16.