Meet B.I.L.L., Nike’s New Robot-Powered System That Extends the Life of Your Sneakers #WearableWednesday

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Not so much a wearable as it is a robot for your wearable. Nike’s B.I.L.L. [Bot Initiated Longevity Lab] is a robotic system taking aim at fast fashion. It seems sort of like a really fancy carwash for your kicks to help you get more life out of them.

Via Hypebeast:

The Swoosh’s latest innovation makes use of water-based cleaning products, recycled polyester, old-school handcraft and advanced robotic arms to reinvigorate the life of Air Jordan 1s, Air Force 1s, Space Hippie 01s and Dunks. After consumers surrender their kicks into the robot, a 3D digital model is generated and reflects the areas of the upper, sides and treading that need refresh. From there, consumers hand-pick the patches that they want to be restored. After B.I.L.L. wraps up its 45 minute cleaning process, Nike store athletes equip the shoes with new liners and laces made from recycled materials.

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