Verdict from 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Wearable: Several buyers appreciate Nike Adapt Huarache’s stylish form a lot better than the Air Mags. 
  • Cool: Numerous owners are blown by the Nike Adapt app that calibrates the sneaker to their desired fit.
  • Secured: As cited by many, its self-lacing cables allow the upper to hug the foot like a glove.  
  • Easy-to-wear: To heaps of satisfied buyers, it’s convenient to use without having to strap any laces or pull any heel tab. 
  • Padded: Several reviewers appreciate the soft Air cushioning underfoot as it reduces foot fatigue, especially during all-day use.
  • Ventilated: More than a few customers claim that air moves in and out of the shoe through the mesh fabric.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Pricey: Some purchasers find the Adapt Huarache way too expensive.
  • Noise: To a couple of wearers, the sound of the motor as it molds to one’s foot is annoying, especially in quiet places.

Bottom line

Nike Adapt Huarache is more of a novelty footgear, strapped with lots of cool features, than anyone's typical sport-styled kick. It ensures on-the-go adaptability with a set of foot-grabbing power laces. Even with a futuristic style, it has a street-ready appeal wearable any day. Plus, it’s as comfy as other Huaraches bearing a soft underside cushion and super breezy mesh cover.

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Nike Adapt Huarache: Nike’s first self-lacing lifestyle sneaker 

Nike Adapt Huarache has the comfort and lightweight feel of the 1991 ski boot-inspired Huarache designed by Nike’s innovator Tinker Hatfield. This time, it’s packaged under a much smarter guise using auto-lacing cables that adapt to the shape of the foot in real-time. 

Nike draws two worlds together for the Nike Adapt Huarache by integrating state-of-the-art technology with fashionable footgear. The Adapt Huaraches are dressed in exciting colorways, from subdued white and racer blue to vibrant Opti Yellow and Jade Orange. 

Nuts and bolts of Nike’s EARL

Since the drop of the self-lacing Air Mags, Nike has been teasing Swoosh fans with sneakers that spelled f-u-t-u-r-i-s-t-i-c. The innovative technology behind these smart shoes is Nike’s EARL or Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing. 

Such a rechargeable power lacing system offers an adaptive fit without the need to cinch down laces or straps. So, Nike EARL shoes can be remotely controlled using a smartphone or smartwatch. 

Nike Adapt Huarache’s notable elements

Aside from the auto-lacing feature, below are some of the attributes of the Nike Adapt Huarache that’s uncommon to other Nike smart shoes:

  • it’s assembled with an opening, making it easy to slip on and off versus the high-top Air Mags with Velcro strap
  • unlike the Hyperadapt 1.0, it’s wrapped with a stretchy, breathable, and lightweight upper
  • it offers a comfy stride without being too heavy like the basketball-oriented Adapt BB
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.