Epic fail: Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB shoes rendered useless with faulty Android app

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OREGON: Nike built one of the coolest smart shoes but probably forgot to test its compatible app, leaving users frustrated.

Adapt BB by Nike are the company’s self-lacing shoes which use a compatible smartphone app called Nike Adapt to execute the function of self-lacing.

However, a number of users are reporting on the app page on Google Play that the app doesn’t pair properly with the shoes, leaving them practically useless. One user reported how resetting the shoe, uninstalling the app, even turning off Bluetooth, did not help the case.

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A company executive responded to the user, acknowledging the issue and assuring that Nike is working towards fixing the problem.

According to software engineer Johnathan Warner, wrote in a tweet that the Nike apparently did not quality test the Android version of its Adapt app as thoroughly as the iOS version which seems to work fine.

Sadly, all customers of the Nike Adapt BB with Android devices are now left with bricked shoes due to broken firmware update routine. Until the company issues a fix, it is nothing more than USD 350-worth of shoes which are basic, won’t self-lace, or light-up.

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From jarfing to jellyfish, our fashion terms guide will help you to chat with the style pack

THE mullet isn’t just that much-ridiculed eighties hairstyle, it’s a fashion term. And it seems that with every new fashion season, there’s a new bit of fashion jargon.

Frankly, it’s a language minefield out on the catwalks, as bizarre designs compete with bizarre descriptions . . . but don’t despair. You can keep yourself headed firmly fashion-forward with our round up of keywords so you can talk fash with a pash.

MULLET – Gemma Chan

<img class="lazyautosizes lazyloaded" src="data:;base64,” sizes=”620px” srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 3024w” alt=” An asymmetric hemline that’s higher at the front, lower at the back” data-credit=”Goff Photos” data-sizes=”auto” data-img=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?strip=all&w=691″ data-srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204400.jpg?w=960 3024w” />

GOFF PHOTOS
An asymmetric hemline that’s higher at the front, lower at the back

JARFING – Alexa Chung

<img class="lazyautosizes lazyloaded" src="data:;base64,” sizes=”620px” srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 3024w” alt=” Wearing a jumper as a scarf helps you cope with the cold without being overburdened” data-credit=”Splash News” data-sizes=”auto” data-img=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?strip=all&w=585″ data-srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204452.jpg?w=960 3024w” />

SPLASH NEWS
Wearing a jumper as a scarf helps you cope with the cold without being overburdened

ONIONING – Blake Lively

<img class="lazyautosizes lazyloaded" src="data:;base64,” sizes=”620px” srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 3024w” alt=” Layering up on cold days – it’s both stylish and comfortable” data-credit=”Splash News” data-sizes=”auto” data-img=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?strip=all&w=720″ data-srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204441.jpg?w=960 3024w” />

SPLASH NEWS
Layering up on cold days – it’s both stylish and comfortable

SHROBING – Jennifer Lopez

<img class="lazyautosizes lazyloaded" src="data:;base64,” sizes=”620px” srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 3024w” alt=” Placing your coat or jacket on your shoulders and leaving the arms to swing” data-credit=”Goff Photos” data-sizes=”auto” data-img=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?strip=all&w=639″ data-srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT0004652044011.jpg?w=960 3024w” />

GOFF PHOTOS
Placing your coat or jacket on your shoulders and leaving the arms to swing

LAMPSHADING – Jada Pinkett Smith

<img class="lazyautosizes lazyloaded" src="data:;base64,” sizes=”620px” srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 3024w” alt=” Creating a slender silhouette with a broad hemline sitting above over-the-knee boots” data-credit=”Splash News” data-sizes=”auto” data-img=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?strip=all&w=640″ data-srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 180w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 360w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 540w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 720w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 900w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1080w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1296w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1512w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1728w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 1944w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2160w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2376w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2592w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 2808w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NINTCHDBPICT000465204421.jpg?w=960 3024w” />

SPLASH NEWS
Creating a slender silhouette with a broad hemline sitting above over-the-knee boots

JELLYFISH – Victoria Beckham

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Using voluminous pieces on the top and streamlined below, to appear slimmer

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Now, you can lace new Nike Adapt BB shoes with your smartphone

Now your shoes will automatically loosen or tighten when you step into them. Photo: Nike

Now your shoes will automatically loosen or tighten when you step into them. Photo: Nike

New York: In the 1980s, the Back to the Future film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers. Then a few years ago, Nike made the movie magic a reality, introducing its first shoe to the public with so-called “power lacing.”

And on Tuesday, the global sportswear giant took it a step farther — now your shoes will automatically loosen or tighten when you step into them, and then adapt based on your activity.

Wait for it — the Nike Adapt BB shoes, which go on sale on February 17 for $350 in the United States, are controlled by the touch of a button or a smartphone app.

“We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt intentionally because of the demands that athletes put on their shoes,” Eric Avar, Nike VP creative director of innovation, said in a statement.

Using a custom motor and gear train, “Adapt” technology enables the shoe to be automatically adjusted to the foot.

The app allows the player to load in different fit preferences — for example, game play versus a timeout.

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is the first pitchman for the new shoe.

“That the app allows the ability to put the shoe on and touch the button, change the colors, see the percentage on the battery…it’s just cool,” Tatum said in a statement.

Nike says it plans to bring the system to shoes for other sports.

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How Designer Marcelo Burlon County of Milan Developed A Mature Collaboration With Muhammad Ali

Marcelo Burlon  photo by @bratislavtasicMarcel Burlon

Whether drawn by splendid designs or heartfelt recollections, or the curiosity of what will be the next big thing, streetwear has  proudly proven its sustainability in a volatile fashion marketplace. Make no bones about it, streetwear is meant to be enjoyed and experienced in the proper fashion. Rich textures and hues mesmerize the consumers with waves of exotic yet familiar styles. Streetwear is street fashion that saw its humble beginnings take root in California’s surf and skate culture. Since then, it has grown to encompass elements of hip-hop fashion, Japanese street fashion, and lately modern haute couture fashion. Streetwear more than often centers on more relaxed pieces such as jeans, baseball caps, hoodies and sneakers.

Nevertheless, let me be clear; streetwear was born in the USA. Throughout history, the USA has played a significantly creative role in fashion and quite often we don’t give ourselves a good pat on the back for our creative developments on fashions timeline of history. The movement is born out of the Los Angeles surf culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Even if we look as legendary surfboard designer Shawn Stussy, you’ll find that he began selling printed T-shirts featuring the same trademark signature he used on his custom surfboards. At first, he was selling the Stussy items from his own car. Soon thereafter he expanded sales to boutiques once popularity has increased and Stussy had become a household name. To be clear, the two most important components of streetwear is T-shirts and exclusivity. Early streetwear brands took inspiration from the DIY aesthetic of punk, new wave, heavy metal and later hip hop cultures. Subsequently. well-known sportswear and fashion brands attached themselves to the emerging early 1980s hip hop scene such as Kangol and Adidas. At this point, the game just got interesting. Nike’s signing of soon-to-be basketball superstar Michael Jordan from their  rival Adidas in 1984 changed the game altogether, as Nike now dominated the urban streetwear sneaker market in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Marcelo Burlon photo by @bratislavtasicMarcel Burlon

Moving forward, we witnessed brand launches by the chief executives of major record companies with then heavyweights Russell Simmons of Def Jam launching his Phat Farm label, Sean Combs of Bad Boy with Sean John, and Jay-Z and Damon Dash of Roc-a-Fella Records launching Rocawear.  Years later, even rap superstar 50 Cent launched his G-Unit clothing label, with the sneaker rights given to Reebok.  This simply meant that the big fashion companies not only  saw a future in streetwear but rather  embraced the streetwear culture. So where does this leave streetwear now? Recently, we find an increase in established luxury brands entering into the market. Last year, Louis Vuitton proudly named Virgil Abloh (Off-White brand) as the brand menswear creative director. So then, what really popularized the streetwear trend? In a word, the decline of formal wear led to the rise of streetwear fashion. I recently reviewed a streetwear designer brand that peaked my interest.

Marcelo Burlon photo by @bratislavtasicMarcel Burlon

Marcelo Burlon was born in Argentinia. His approach to fashion has caught the attention of new generations on his very own rainbow tour of the social-media era. Moving with his parents to Porto Potenza Picena in Italy at 14, he would become a notorious club kid in Rimini. That was until a career organizing events for major fashion houses and DJ-ing relocated him to Milan in 2012 and paved the way for the launch of his streetwear brand Marcelo Burlon County of Milan. Five years on, he has become a fan phenomenon in Italy and beyond, and the poster boy for a new wave of fashion entrepreneurs who are set on challenging the establishment.

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Meghan Markle Steals The Royal Show With Her Glamorous Maternity Fashion Style

Meghan and Harry visit Courtnay Creative for an event celebrating the city’s thriving arts scene in Wellington, New Zealand         Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Pregnant and radiant, with her winning smile, intelligence and down-to-earth warmth, Meghan Markle has been unquestionably the star of the first official extended overseas royal trip she and Prince Harry are taking for 16 days to cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

According to the local press, she has taken the region by storm and the talk is about ‘Meghan Mania,”  her popularity among the public and in particular the young women and children with whom they come in contact, her influence on the fashion industry that follows her every sartorial choice and the almost immediate effect her taste has on the fashion houses she chooses to wear.

Meghan visits Courtnay Creative for an event celebrating the city’s thriving arts scene in Wellington. Considered one of the best looks of the tour, this white tuxedo dress with adjustable buttons by New Zealand-based designer Maggie Marilyn was custom-made for Meghan. The blue shoes are Manolo Blahnik    Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Glowing naturally as pregnant women do during their second trimester, Meghan has looked stunning in each of the many outfits she brought for the trip,  from a mini tuxedo white dress she chose for a cultural event that has been praised to the moon by fashionistas, to the spectacular Oscar de la Renta princess gown she wore for the Australian Geographical Society Awards and all the formal and informal stylish looks in between, including beach wear, city chic, sporty gear, ballgowns and environmentally-responsible  jeans.

“Australian designers get a taste of the ‘Meghan Effect’ after the Duchess of Sussex championed a spate of local names during the royal tour,” WWD wrote in an article about “Meghan Mania” sweeping Australia, and the fact that she included a number of local labels in her tour wardrobe, “alongside international brands as Brandon Maxwell, Jason Wu, Roksanda Ilincic, Stuart Weitzman, Manolo Blahnik, Gucci and Birks.”

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Q&A With Paris-Based Singaporean Fashion Designer, Andrew Gn

Andrew Gn, the only Singaporean fashion designer on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar speaks about how the industry has evolved over the past three decades.

Singaporean fashion designer Andrew GnPhoto Anne Combaz

In your opinion, how has the fashion industry evolved over the past three decades since you first started in the business?

When I started, fast fashion had not become the mass phenomenon it is now. With their strategies of continuously offering new styles in order to attract customers more frequently into their stores, these new actors have commanded a change of pace in the industry, more collections, a much higher turnover of designs, and probably some market saturation and customer fatigue. Another significant change has been the ever-increasing role of social media, spreading looks and trends around the globe like wildfire, thus pushing true designers to fight for their own identity. And lastly, the interconnection of fashion and show business, with showbiz stars becoming promotional vehicles for fashion, or even turning themselves into fashion designers, with varying degrees of success.

Although Singapore isn’t known for its fashion scene, how have you created an international fashion brand that’s worn by high-profile celebrities? What were the keys to your success, and what were some of the preconceived notions about Asian fashion designers that you’ve had to overcome?

From the beginning, I’ve not been designing with a specific geographical market in mind, but for any woman around the world who loved beauty and refinement. This is why my house has grown a very international clientele, attracting celebrities and their stylists from the West as well as the East. I don’t feel that I was ever perceived as an “Asian” designer, but more as a Singapore-born designer who chose to establish himself in the West.

Why have you chosen to be based in Paris, and why would fashion designers choose to be based overseas versus in Singapore and vice versa?

I first came to Paris as a young boy. I was so enthralled by the city that I told myself that someday I would live there. I came back to Paris after my fashion studies in London, New York and Milan to take my first job with Emmanuel Ungaro. And I’ve stayed on because I believe Paris does remain the fashion capital of the world. Here I can find the talent, resources and savoir-faire to produce my collections with the degree of refinement I’ve always been yearning for.

Describe to me your sources of inspiration, especially history, art and nature, and how that has influenced your work. Do other fashion designers use similar inspiration?

I can’t really speak for others, but for me, art, history, nature and flowers are (besides food!) major passions. When I turned 15, my father gave me a complete set of Les Histoires Naturelles by 18th-century French naturalist Buffon. I treasure these books, they have inspired me on several occasions. I love visiting museums and art exhibitions, whether classic or contemporary. I am an avid collector of ceramics and textiles. All this, plus a profuse image library within my head, are my sources of inspiration.

Why is it important for you to draw from your Asian roots and heritage in your collections?

I was born and educated in Asia. My Asian heritage comes naturally in my designs. My father was a merchant and was traveling a lot around Southeast Asia when I was a child. He would bring back for my mother wonderful hand-dyed batiks from Indonesia, beautifully woven and embroidered kimonos from Japan and amazing silks from China. My mother would then go to her tailor and have them transformed into dresses, suits and cheongsams. These childhood memories are still very vivid and bring me constant inspiration, as you can see from some of my very recent collections.

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