the KD line gets an upgrade.
The Kevin Durant line has easily been one of the most consistent portions of Nike’s basketball line. With popularity growing with the Kyrie line and the Paul George line, it seems like the KD line has slowed down. And here we are, in Year 12 of the Nike KD.
The KD 12 feature full length Nike Zoom Air and four way Flywire for support. The selling point on the KD 12 is the changes to the strobel, which is the portion of the inside of the shoe that separates your foot from the cushioning in the shoe. With the KD 12, Leo Chang, Senior Creative Director of Nike Basketball Footwear, has stitched the Air Zoom Bag to the upper, lessening the disconnect that the athlete has had with the cushioning system in the past.
Not stated by Leo Chang or by Nike, but you can see a change of shape in the KD line over the years. KD’s used to be slimmed down, low profile basketball shoes. But in recent memory, and especially with the KD 12, you can se them get bulked up, this shoe in particular reminded us of the Kobe 1.
The Nike KD 12 will begin to release April 1st with the “90s Kid” colorway, and this “Day One colorway is set to release on April 6th. Expect to see these at every Footlocker, Champs, and Finish Line in your local mall.