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What’s inside World’s First Self Lacing Basketball Shoes?

September 8, 2019

– [Lincoln] Is that… – [Daniel] Tighten it. – [Lincoln] Work? – [Daniel] And boom. – [Lincoln] No way. (lively music) – We got em, they are here. You know these shoes aren’t gonna come out and we’re not gonna
review em and see what’s inside of them. These are the second
ideration of the EARL shoes, which are electro adaptive
reactive lacing, right? – It looks like a little
face like on the back. – Technically these are called. – Oh, there’s one on the front too. – Yeah, little faces? – Technically these are the Nike Adapt BB, BB mean basketball so these are ones during the NBA All Star game, they were out this last week and they are an actual proper basketball shoe, people were wearing em at the games. They look really cool and you know that we took apart the last self lacing shoes that came out and they
were pretty interesting. We’ve seen some pictures put out by Nike that show what the laces might look like with all the material off of them and we thought let’s get these shoes, test them out and take them apart, see what’s inside of them. What does the motor look like? What do the laces look like? – Yeah, I wanna see
these basketball shoes. – K, let’s do it, let’s unbox them. I think you just pull out the sides. Okay? – Huh, that’s different. – That is fancy packaging. Oh. – Whoa, I love the
little tongue right here, that’s cool. – [Announcer] Lincoln approved. – They kinda look like socks. See that? – You don’t see an actual
lace on the outside, which is a different
look but I like the look. – [Announcer] Dan approved. – On the sides we’ve got
little plastic that comes off on the back you’ve got that to. Oh, nice. Inside of it is the weirdest little insert I’ve ever seen in a shoe but it does look cool on
the inside with the R on it. – Whoa, the rainbow stuff. Why does it have a seven
on it, do you know? – A seven? It’s L for left foot. – Oh, that’s helpful,
that’s really helpful. – Yeah ’cause the right
and left like who has time to remember which
foot is right and left, right Lincoln? – I know, why would you? Oh, oh. It’s really tight. Whoa, whoa. – [Daniel] Tight good, tight bad. – Ah, ah. I’m gonna lose the blood in my
foot if I keep it like that. – [Daniel] Alright you got both of em on. – Yep, right here on this shoe, it hurts. – [Daniel] Right on the side? Is it ’cause you have wide
feet, do you have wide feet? – No. – [Daniel] I don’t think
you have wide feet. – No I don’t, I don’t
have wide feet all all. – [Daniel] It just hurts, okay. – Yeah. – [Daniel] I feel we
should try these out on the basketball court just
to see how they grip. Do you have a basketball? – I think so, yeah. – [Daniel] K, let’s go. (lively music) Come across the middle of
the paint dribbling the ball and then hurry and cut and turnover, just like Zion Williams and see if you come out of your shoe, see if they rip. – Got it. – [Daniel] Go. Oh, they don’t rip like the,
like the what are they called, Paul George’s, they’re already
better than Paul George’s. Your feet don’t come out of it. – It’s good, they hurt when
I do that really bad but. – If you don’t know
what I’m talking about, it was crazy just yesterday at least while we’re filming this, Zion Williamson, biggest college basketball game in years, biggest player, he cut and his whole foot with the sock came out of the shoe, it was insane, I’ve never
seen anything like it. I’m sure it was an isolated incident, Nike is saying that
they’re investigating it but they’ve never heard
of that happening before with another Nike, kinda crazy. (lively music) So Lincoln has been shooting with them and they’ve been hurting
his feet on the outside of both of the pairs, I
haven’t seen in the few videos that I’ve watched
that that’s an issue so he wants me to try em on and see, we both have size 11 now so
that works, I’ll try em on. That’s cool, that is cool. That feels really good. No, that feels great. I feel like I can jump
higher, just kidding. – [Lincoln] Wait, does it not hurt you? – No. (laughing) Made it, first try. No, they feel good, they
don’t hurt me at all. Lincoln says that they hurt him but. – That is so weird. Like my feet still hurt. – I can see where you’re talking about, I can feel a little bit
of tightness right there but it no, it doesn’t
really hurt me that bad. So far I’m a believer,
they don’t feel super heavy on my feet and I made it
every time I’ve worn them. I haven’t missed since I tried em on. Two shots, I’m gonna stop now so that I’m hundred percent, shooting percentage while wearing the Nike Adapt BB, they are a little tight right there, I see what you’re
talking about in the toe, yeah, it kinda pinches
your foot a little bit. (lively music) If I were to get these
shoes, I don’t know that I’d play basketball with them. I’d probably just wear
em around ’cause I think they look pretty good
with just regular clothes. Other things that come in the box, there’s this plastic bag here that has charging cable so you can charge this pad right here so it’s just a USBC, kinda like a Apple computer
or like most cell phones, except for Apples and then
you can just plug it in, get her charged. Probably leave it plugged in all the time and then you come home
and you can just like set your shoes on there. That’s the charging pad. We might have to see what’s
inside the charging pad also. I wonder if you can charge
a cell phone off of this. – I’m gonna beat you. (gasping) We’re keeping this. – Hold on, let’s see. – Dual phone charger.
– Look at that. – Dual phone charger, right there. – [Daniel] Look at that. – [Lincoln] Could you do triple? – It is charging two at the same time. Okay so hers is charging. Now hold on, let’s do,
it’s still charging. – Still charging, yeah. – Still says it’s charging. – Whoa, we do four? – Three phones. – Three. – Three phones are charging
at once, check it out. Why are two phones have
both pictures of the dog, that’s weird. – [Lincoln] Because the dog’s cute. – If the shoes don’t work
out so well for you then. – You got a wireless phone
charger that can charge a lot of phones. – Let’s take a look inside of the motor, see what it looks like, how it works and if we fail on this one,
we’ve got a second one here that we can take apart. – Let’s hope we can just do one because I wanna keep this one. – Let’s do it. So I started out pretty
easily with the outer layer sock and it didn’t take
much and we can already see. – [Lincoln] Oh that’s cool. – Some of the lacing inside of there. – [Lincoln] Wait, what does this say? Oh is that like, oh that’s the tongue. – So this is, this is the tongue. – [Lincoln] Okay. – Yeah so the tongue is
just attached right here, we can actually cut that off right there. – Alright, there goes the tongue. – Now let’s see if it still works here, let’s tighten it up. Look at that. – Oh, that looks so cool. – Let’s tighten it up some more. See how tight that is? – Feel it, put your hand in there. – Oh my gosh, it’s like concrete. These strings are so incredibly tight. The inside of it where the motor is, there’s Velcro underneath it. – That’s smart. – Still opening it up. All Velcro, there’s the Velcro on the side that came out and there’s also Velcro on the other side that, it’s
a little criss cross action and it exposes the motor down in there. This shoe will still work like this but we need to see more of it. – Yeah. – We need to be able to
see the motor clearly and show you the motor clearly. The back of the heel is off. Now we’ve got this giant
toe that is wide open and exposed, leaving
the cable right there, I could probably get a little bit closer but I really don’t
wanna damage that cable. We started from here with this guy and now we are here with this guy. – [Lincoln] That looks so cool. – I cut everything off that
I thought I could cut off so we’ve got it like this
with a little open mouth. – [Lincoln] It’s like a little crocodile. – Let’s see if it’ll still
work. Will it still tighten? Oh there she goes. – [Lincoln] That is cool. I can’t believe it still works. – Yeah. In 2018, they did surgery on a grape, in 2019, they did surgery on a shoe. – Pretty grape. – Velcro top. Velcro bottom. So here’s what it looks like close up, we took out the Velcro off the sides and then you have a
little piece of foam here. How can we get that motor out of here? There’s got to be a way. – [Lincoln] Whoa you can
see it spinning in there, that’s cool. – Okay, how do we get into the motor. It does look like right
here and right here there’s like two little hinges. I wonder if I can just, ope. Broke off the tip of the knife. I’ve scraped off this area, this foam that was on top of here and
it doesn’t look like it’s anything super, super critical as far as the exterior of it goes. – [Lincoln] Yeah, just foam. – Ah! (laughing) Remember, we cut stuff open and take stuff apart so you don’t have to. – Yeah. – Don’t try this at home,
taking apart your own shoes, there is still a battery
in here that is charged that if we puncture it the wrong way, it could catch on fire. We are trained, we are
not trained professionals. Whoa. – Whoa!
– Okay. – That’s so cool. Oh, that’s so cool. – This is the cover over
the little circular part where the little ropes spin. We are going to push the
button and watch this spin, watch this tighten. (crickets chirping) Please work. Oh shoot, the buttons are no
longer on the side anymore because the buttons are
really attached to this. – No way! – Right there. So these two buttons right here are the only two things that make it go so we need to, I don’t know
if it’ll work with fingers. Agh! I feel like we should
be able to take this out of the shoe and have it still function. Oh. – It just fell out. – It is totally out right now. Check it out. You can see the motor turning. When you push the button on the side, it turns that motor and should tighten up or loosen. – That’s so cool. Well how do we charge it? We charge it? – That is a good question. Here’s our little box, does
it charge, I can’t see, ah, I see some light. – No, yeah, that’s the orange,
that’s the orange stuff, it charges. This is pretty much the shoe, right here, like this is what you need,
this is how it tightens by itself is that little
wire and this box. That’s it. – Okay, so if you have
this problem where it comes undone, all you really need to do is wrap it back around there. – Does that work?
– Tighten it. And boom. – [Lincoln] No way. We actually like fixed it, you know? That’s pretty cool. – It’s all back and you
can put it back into place, charge it, wireless charging. One of the coolest Nike
basketball shoes I’ve seen, I think they’re very cool.
– Oh yeah, yeah I love them. It’s just that that one
little pressure point, that was the only thing that I’m like, if that wasn’t there,
I wanna use these shoes for basketball like right now. – Yeah and not every
shoe fits every person. That’s something specific to Lincoln but the technology is cool. This is not very heavy, it’s super light. Let us know what you think. Would you buy these for 350 dollars? – They’re 350 dollars? – 350. Would you wear them in basketball, what are your thoughts? Or do you like being able to just tie your shoelace and save 150 bucks? 200 dollars? (laughing) – That sounds so lazy, you know? – Yeah, who wants to tie their own shoes? It is cool. For the cool factor, the tech factor, coolest tech we’ve seen inside of shoes. I hope they work, I hope
people start to use em and I hope they don’t blow
out like Zion’s shoe did. So this box I really wanna
know how it works inside, I’m charging it while
it’s just sitting here, it still charges, so cool. So I’ve decided I’m gonna
send this to our friend Zach from Jerry Rig Everything. I think he’s going to take it
apart for an Instagram video. So follow us on Instagram,
we’re gonna take this to our friend, Zach from
Jerry Rig Everything and see if he can carefully take apart this part of the box. Stay tuned for more. Follow us on Instagram and we’ll show ya. (playful music) – Argh. Argh. (sneezing)


  • Reply A23 B June 15, 2019 at 2:15 am

    I thought they came out with the mag first but extremely limited edition raffle for charity. The back to the future shoe.

  • Reply AJ Sonday June 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I see lincoln still shoots with both hands🤦‍♂️

  • Reply èdgy June 15, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Bro Lincoln’s voice sounds so nice

  • Reply king saucey210 June 16, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Lincoln lemme 1v1 you in bball

  • Reply Andrew Jimenez June 16, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Going to an lds church, EXPOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Jonathan Pal June 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I wanna get these so bad, but I don't play basketball. haha

  • Reply Krypto June 16, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Do a what's inside Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% shoe

  • Reply Kaden Valencia June 17, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Your bad at basketball

  • Reply am Moral June 18, 2019 at 2:53 am

    You're not a sneakerhead

  • Reply Supdude602 RBXP June 18, 2019 at 3:15 am

    They have wireless charging and I olny have a iPhone 7

  • Reply LeonPlays June 19, 2019 at 10:14 am

    1919: flyin cars
    2019: charging basketball shoe

  • Reply Omar alghali June 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    yall go to my church its called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I recognized the inside
    of the building

  • Reply sandwitch June 20, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Nike Air mags were first not those

  • Reply remprx c June 22, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Ayy don't disrespect ma BOI Paul

  • Reply Alex Joy June 23, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Son: y does it say Sam took infinity apples
    Mom: its an eight

  • Reply Kriston Anthony June 23, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Who want to buy like

  • Reply Ziggy Tube June 23, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    I like ur car

  • Reply kj8491 June 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Ok so nike made charger for 3-4 devices at once and apple still can’t make it…

  • Reply Sean Schaller June 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    This is what apple's AirPower should have been 😂

  • Reply Extereme 4556 June 25, 2019 at 6:42 am


  • Reply tony vargas June 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I rather get the charger

  • Reply Marito Blanco June 26, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    When your hitting it from behind and you say: 2:04

  • Reply jon doe June 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    They should have been made to lace automatically when you put your foot in. like the shoes in back to the Future 2

  • Reply robloxgamer2017 June 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Very painful to watch 😂

  • Reply Little Daddy Jason P June 29, 2019 at 3:08 am

    they’re “better” than paul george because lincoln isn’t a 6’7 230+ pound of zion

  • Reply Ve Dring June 29, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Thought they were moon shoes

  • Reply Evan wu June 30, 2019 at 9:40 am

    You open it I can't believe

  • Reply Morganites June 30, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    No way…. We actually fixed it… That's cool

  • Reply Yelian Yanes June 30, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    yep his voce

  • Reply Joshua White June 30, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Wtf is that a Lamborghini suv

  • Reply spedC00kie June 30, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    you know the Celtics only using the best because they are the best!

  • Reply Nathan Ma July 1, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Lincoln has the same phone case as me

  • Reply Robert Schmidt July 1, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Power laces?! All right!

  • Reply ShirtlessShulkTv July 2, 2019 at 7:38 am

    zion williams lmao

  • Reply Legend ! July 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Kinda like the shoes from back to the future

  • Reply Henry Haines July 2, 2019 at 2:47 pm


  • Reply Myprecius Kitty July 2, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Share your blessings

  • Reply lilpeña official July 2, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Do what's inside air mags from back to the future

  • Reply silenttiger2008 outdoor July 3, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Stop flexin with your tesla

  • Reply Raylee Hunt July 3, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Wasting 1000 dollars opening the shoes up

  • Reply AnticommentWarrior July 4, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Safety goggles plz

  • Reply Dillon Claussen July 4, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Is Lincoln right or left handed?

  • Reply Dillon Claussen July 4, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    This is how many times Lincoln said “That’s so cool!”

  • Reply Lil Pop July 4, 2019 at 9:14 pm


  • Reply Salvador Flores July 4, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Ok so either dan has small feet or Lincoln has huge feet how r they the same size??

  • Reply JJ Beam July 5, 2019 at 3:44 am


  • Reply SneakRies DR July 5, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Do What's Inside Lebron 16

  • Reply Block Assassin July 5, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Pls give me a shoes 😍

  • Reply Petar Dob July 5, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    It's a nice car but show off

  • Reply red the rc gaming rc and vlogs July 7, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I feel sad now why have you done this you could just have bought it and wore it

  • Reply red the rc gaming rc and vlogs July 7, 2019 at 10:24 am

    this is painful

  • Reply corvet king July 7, 2019 at 6:04 pm


  • Reply Carl Johnson July 8, 2019 at 1:52 pm


    screeching intensifies

  • Reply Draco Loi July 9, 2019 at 5:28 am

    in future your shoes will have the risk of explode

  • Reply Aiden Oommen July 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Tell me wear you got the shoes

  • Reply DrogoXbox Drogo July 10, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Lol my feet are an 8 jees

  • Reply lil red July 11, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    i would only get it for the charger

  • Reply Noah Miller July 12, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Back to the Future flashbacks

  • Reply bAll BrOs July 15, 2019 at 1:36 am

    These are not the first auto lace it’s the Nike mags

  • Reply Jack C July 15, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    What’s the car you have in the video

  • Reply Myke Bureros July 16, 2019 at 2:11 am

    You sound like ryan reynolds

  • Reply PWR Blue Sniper July 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Isn’t the Air mags the first self lacing shoes

  • Reply Vin Vlog! July 20, 2019 at 8:02 am

    I'm from phillipines , maybe one day you'll give me like that pair of shoes

  • Reply Jon Topham July 20, 2019 at 11:40 am

    dont let him drink plastic

  • Reply Splash July 21, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I wanted these but then I realized I would get clowned for asking for a charger for my shoes b4 a basketball game

  • Reply Alladen Failano July 21, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I wish i can have shoes like that 😢

  • Reply Let's Gaming July 25, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Its not the first tho

  • Reply Y sh July 27, 2019 at 3:25 am

    How do they wear the same size lol

  • Reply Rodolfo Macayayong July 29, 2019 at 4:18 am

    you hurt my feelings…😑😑😢😢😢

  • Reply jaydeewolf13 48 July 31, 2019 at 8:18 am

    In the future there will be chargers for chargers

  • Reply Mark stephen villegas August 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    please make a video of whats inside of the nike joyride

  • Reply hyekyong cho August 4, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Past: There will be STUFF

  • Reply Panda Express August 5, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Lincoln thinks he’s cool

  • Reply Panda Express August 5, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    This channel think there cool but there not

  • Reply Raphael’s World August 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    We love you Alexei

  • Reply Ekam Kooner August 7, 2019 at 1:08 am

    When nobody notices the two handed shot…

  • Reply Liam August 8, 2019 at 4:18 am

    2:09 not the last time he will say that

  • Reply Duff McWhalen August 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

    This video is not made for sneaker heads

  • Reply Will Snyder August 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I need this I can’t tie any knot I always use slip ones or Velcro

  • Reply Ballin DAN August 12, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I hate that u are the people that think shoes will make u good

  • Reply Chris_Thegod Gamez August 15, 2019 at 10:47 am

    You should do what is inside of a Nike air mags

  • Reply Daniel Jaramillo August 16, 2019 at 3:36 am

    That’s actually the second becaus the Nike Air mags released first

  • Reply Can we get 50,000 subscribers without Videos? August 17, 2019 at 2:02 am

    it just hurts my feelings

  • Reply iiArielo August 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Those shoes are ugly
    (My opinion )

  • Reply Guack August 18, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Better than pg

    Nani !?

  • Reply Corné Oskam August 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    8:00 a auto lacing flip flop

  • Reply Zoldyck Killua August 21, 2019 at 4:57 am

    jeffree star approved lol

  • Reply Logan Rith August 21, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Well zion is a big dude so he would rip the shoe

  • Reply Agosto Cansino August 22, 2019 at 5:19 am


  • Reply Tinkilie RainbowDash August 24, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Look at my Chanel pls

  • Reply Gabriël Singowikromo August 26, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    You showed middle vinger 5:05

  • Reply Gxld Blood August 26, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Why are Lincoln's feet so big dang

  • Reply aayush rome August 29, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Next time cut open the Nike air mac please.

  • Reply Brenden Elliott August 30, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Zion’s also 200+ pounds

  • Reply Bennett Fiet August 30, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I'm lds and your gym is much smaller than mine we have a full sized gym

  • Reply Gurmukh Toor September 2, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Lincoln has an iphone xs im 16 and im watching on an iphone se?

  • Reply sahye September 6, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Ahh no wonder i recognize ur face and voice, u guys helped the green team with odd1sout! Randomly clicked on this video, very interesting

  • Reply sole kikz September 6, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    This guy has jeans on

  • Reply kofi Owusu September 7, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Pretty cool

  • Reply D. J. VeS September 8, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Me: dying and working very hard to get these shoes
    Him: lets cut this open and see whats inside

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