#KicksStalker: Jayson Tatum debuts self-lacing sneakers in Celtics’ win
MANILA, Philippines—As the game of basketball further evolves, so too does the shoe that comes with it.
Boston’s Jayson Tatum debuted the first self-lacing sneaker on an NBA game when the Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 117-108 Thursday (Manila time) at TD Garden.
Tatum wore the Nike Adapt BB to the tune of 16 points and 10 rebounds in a landmark moment in sneaker history.
Dallas’s rookie sensation Luka Doncic also wore the sneakers in the Mavericks’ 105-101 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Doncic finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists wearing the new self-lacing sneaker.
The Nike Adapt BB was the second multipurpose performance shoe to feature power lacing after the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 released in 2016.
According to Nike, a custom motor and gear train senses the foot and the shoe itself will adjust to create a snug fit.
Using Nike’s FitAdapt tech, the user can now have full control of the shoe through manual touch or by using an app that can adjust both shoes.
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