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February 21, 2019.

Nike Adapt BB.

Adapt BB. © Nike.

Nike recently launched Adapt BB, the first smart-phone controlled, self-lacing shoe. Thanks to a motor built into the sole, an application makes it possible to tie and untie the laces. Unfortunately, many users of these 350 USD shoes indicate that after a firmware update, the left shoe won’t synchronize to the phone and no longer laces up. While waiting for a software fix, it’s still possible to adjust the lacing of the Adapt BB with the buttons located on the side of the shoe. Even your shoes are no longer immune to a nasty bug. You can’t stop progress.

Mashable, “Nike’s new app-connected shoes reportedly fail after faulty update.”