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You can claim that you are now tiling your Nikes, thanks to the miracle of technology

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum embellished in Nike Adapt BB self-adhesive sneakers. Photo: Elise Amendola (AP) Wow, technology. Dad apps. Speculative e-currency that sucks up as much energy as a small country. Shopping carts that spy on you. And now, a couple of $ 350, motor-and-train train-packed Nikes linked up with an app to control their fit … and that you can allegedly "block" by connecting them to an Android. No, readers, I'm not here to spoil you for spending $ 350 on adhesive e-shoes. (See, at least you splash on fitness instead of a beer Keurig or something.) I'm just here to inform you that the age of shoe-bricking on us. According to CNET, users have reported that the Android app for Nike Adapt BB shoes (although not the iOS version) is experiencing serious technical disruption after a recent firmware update. Reviews published on the app's download page say that it is not always possible to connect to a shoe or the other, as well as the firmware update seems to have the "bridge" shoes. In some cases, they can be manually restored through an annoying process, although Verge reported that some users have said that the shoe engines stopped working completely regardless of what they did. 19659005] CNET noted with satisfaction that the shoes continue to be shoes, whether the app works, and that the buttons on the page continue to work: You can still wear sneakers and walk around in them, but all the smart features of…

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum embellished in Nike Adapt BB self-adhesive sneakers. Photo: Elise Amendola (AP)

Wow, technology. Dad apps. Speculative e-currency that sucks up as much energy as a small country. Shopping carts that spy on you. And now, a couple of $ 350, motor-and-train train-packed Nikes linked up with an app to control their fit … and that you can allegedly “block” by connecting them to an Android.

No, readers, I’m not here to spoil you for spending $ 350 on adhesive e-shoes. (See, at least you splash on fitness instead of a beer Keurig or something.) I’m just here to inform you that the age of shoe-bricking on us.

According to CNET, users have reported that the Android app for Nike Adapt BB shoes (although not the iOS version) is experiencing serious technical disruption after a recent firmware update. Reviews published on the app’s download page say that it is not always possible to connect to a shoe or the other, as well as the firmware update seems to have the “bridge” shoes. In some cases, they can be manually restored through an annoying process, although Verge reported that some users have said that the shoe engines stopped working completely regardless of what they did.

19659005] CNET noted with satisfaction that the shoes continue to be shoes, whether the app works, and that the buttons on the page continue to work:

You can still wear sneakers and walk around in them, but all the smart features of the app stopped working with the update, frustrated users said.

“The first software update for the shoe threw an error on updating, bricked the right shoe,” wrote Asa Domolky, a reviewer, on the app.

… Usually usually drives make completely useless, at least Adapt BB just becomes a regular pair of sneakers. You can also control the fit through the buttons on the side.

In a comment on the Google Play Store, a user describes what he said, that it was the annoying process of restoring an Adapt BB:

TO HARD-RESET SHOES: 1) For a shoe, hold both buttons simultaneously in 5 seconds. You will see TWO RED FLASHES and then a SOLID RED BEFORE FADE. 2) Then press + Hold a button TOTALLY THIS PROCESS. When it becomes WHITE, press + Hold another button three times, one or two seconds each time. The first time becomes RED. The second time will be YELLOW. The third time turns GREEN. Let the buttons go for 15 seconds; It is completely restored. Repeat for other shoes. Connection should work! Skip 2/14/19 update!

Nike did not respond to a CNET comment request, but it responded to an angry user on the Play Store page as “We are aware of the problem and are actively working on a solution.”

Wow, Technology. Incredible. Get you thinking.

[CNET/The Verge]
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