GAME O1 - woMEN

final

Nov 22

Notre dame

81

Gonzaga

65

GAME O2 - WOMEN

final

NOV 22

rutgers

59

Drake

69

GAME O3 - WOMEN

FINAL

NOV 22

south carolina

101

etsu

55

GAME O4 - WOMEN

final

NOV 22

Oregon State

74

western kentucky

60

GAME O5 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

Gonzaga

57

rutgers

40

GAME O6 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

ETSu

67

LOSER GAME 4

82

GAME O7 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

Notre Dame

82

Drake

64

GAME O8 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

South Carolina

68

oregon state

70

GAME O9 - WOMEN

final

NOV 24

rutgers

68

etsu

44

GAME 10 - WOMEN

final

NOV 24

wku

55

gonzaga

76

GAME 11 - WOMEN

final - Championship

NOV 24

notre dame

91

oregon state

81

Final - women

final(OT) - 3rd/4th

NOV 24

drake

90

south carolina

85

Game o1 - Men

Final

Nov 18

washington

82

Santa Clara

68

GAME O2 - MEN

final

NOV 18

Texas A&M

64

Minnesota

69

GAME O3 - MEN

FINAL

NOV 20

MINNESOTA

80

Santa Clara

66

GAME O4 - MEN

8:30PM

NOV 20

washington

71

TEXAS A&M

67

GAME O5 - MEN

3:30PM

NOV 21

Minnesota

68

Washington

66

Sneakers

Inside The KD12

GAME O1 - woMEN

final

Nov 22

Notre dame

81

Gonzaga

65

GAME O2 - WOMEN

final

NOV 22

rutgers

59

Drake

69

GAME O3 - WOMEN

FINAL

NOV 22

south carolina

101

etsu

55

GAME O4 - WOMEN

final

NOV 22

Oregon State

74

western kentucky

60

GAME O5 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

Gonzaga

57

rutgers

40

GAME O6 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

ETSu

67

LOSER GAME 4

82

GAME O7 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

Notre Dame

82

Drake

64

GAME O8 - WOMEN

final

NOV 23

South Carolina

68

oregon state

70

GAME O9 - WOMEN

final

NOV 24

rutgers

68

etsu

44

GAME 10 - WOMEN

final

NOV 24

wku

55

gonzaga

76

GAME 11 - WOMEN

final - Championship

NOV 24

notre dame

91

oregon state

81

Final - women

final(OT) - 3rd/4th

NOV 24

drake

90

south carolina

85

Game o1 - Men

Final

Nov 18

washington

82

Santa Clara

68

GAME O2 - MEN

final

NOV 18

Texas A&M

64

Minnesota

69

GAME O3 - MEN

FINAL

NOV 20

MINNESOTA

80

Santa Clara

66

GAME O4 - MEN

8:30PM

NOV 20

washington

71

TEXAS A&M

67

GAME O5 - MEN

3:30PM

NOV 21

Minnesota

68

Washington

66

Sneakers

Inside The KD12

Sneakers

Inside The KD12

Every KD shoe is a balance of comfort and responsiveness. The KD12 achieved that by questioning the norms of shoe construction and turning an often overlooked element into a critical performance driver.

That element: the strobel.

“It’s one of the unsung heroes in footwear,” says Leo Chang, Senior Creative Director for Nike Basketball Footwear. “The strobel isn’t approached differently other than how it’s been done over the last few decades. And yet it’s literally what separates your foot from the cushioning.”

The structure and support come with limits. Because it is inert, the strobel disconnects the athlete from the shoe’s responsive cushioning. But by stitching a full-length articulated Air Zoom bag to the upper, Chang and Nike engineers made the Air unit a more dynamic element of the shoe.

The Strobel

Behind The KD12 0
WHAT: A thin woven textile that traditionally sits beneath the sockliner and above the midsole WHY: It provides structure, support and shape for the upper

Experts in manufacturing, design and testing collaborated to land on the best solution. For example, the shoe’s factory manufacturers, who typically do the strobel stitching because of the precision needed, helped to determine where the Air unit needed flexibility. Welded channels (similar to those in the KYRIE 5) were then created in the Air Zoom bag that would allow it to flex to the movement of the wearer.  

Because the strobel defines the size of a shoe, there is one Air unit for every half-size of the KD12, all the way from size 3.5 to 18 (Durant’s size). That’s the most specific Air-Sole size scale that Nike has ever undertaken. “There’s a personal fit dialed in for every size person who wears the KD12,” notes Chang.

Behind The KD12 12
A sketch of the KD12 from Chang

The KD12 "The Day One" colorway is available April 6.

Every KD shoe is a balance of comfort and responsiveness. The KD12 achieved that by questioning the norms of shoe construction and turning an often overlooked element into a critical performance driver.

That element: the strobel.

“It’s one of the unsung heroes in footwear,” says Leo Chang, Senior Creative Director for Nike Basketball Footwear. “The strobel isn’t approached differently other than how it’s been done over the last few decades. And yet it’s literally what separates your foot from the cushioning.”

The structure and support come with limits. Because it is inert, the strobel disconnects the athlete from the shoe’s responsive cushioning. But by stitching a full-length articulated Air Zoom bag to the upper, Chang and Nike engineers made the Air unit a more dynamic element of the shoe.

The Strobel

Behind The KD12 0
WHAT: A thin woven textile that traditionally sits beneath the sockliner and above the midsole WHY: It provides structure, support and shape for the upper

Experts in manufacturing, design and testing collaborated to land on the best solution. For example, the shoe’s factory manufacturers, who typically do the strobel stitching because of the precision needed, helped to determine where the Air unit needed flexibility. Welded channels (similar to those in the KYRIE 5) were then created in the Air Zoom bag that would allow it to flex to the movement of the wearer.  

Because the strobel defines the size of a shoe, there is one Air unit for every half-size of the KD12, all the way from size 3.5 to 18 (Durant’s size). That’s the most specific Air-Sole size scale that Nike has ever undertaken. “There’s a personal fit dialed in for every size person who wears the KD12,” notes Chang.

Behind The KD12 12
A sketch of the KD12 from Chang

The KD12 "The Day One" colorway is available April 6.

Every KD shoe is a balance of comfort and responsiveness. The KD12 achieved that by questioning the norms of shoe construction and turning an often overlooked element into a critical performance driver.

That element: the strobel.

“It’s one of the unsung heroes in footwear,” says Leo Chang, Senior Creative Director for Nike Basketball Footwear. “The strobel isn’t approached differently other than how it’s been done over the last few decades. And yet it’s literally what separates your foot from the cushioning.”

The structure and support come with limits. Because it is inert, the strobel disconnects the athlete from the shoe’s responsive cushioning. But by stitching a full-length articulated Air Zoom bag to the upper, Chang and Nike engineers made the Air unit a more dynamic element of the shoe.

The Strobel

Behind The KD12 0
WHAT: A thin woven textile that traditionally sits beneath the sockliner and above the midsole WHY: It provides structure, support and shape for the upper

Experts in manufacturing, design and testing collaborated to land on the best solution. For example, the shoe’s factory manufacturers, who typically do the strobel stitching because of the precision needed, helped to determine where the Air unit needed flexibility. Welded channels (similar to those in the KYRIE 5) were then created in the Air Zoom bag that would allow it to flex to the movement of the wearer.  

Because the strobel defines the size of a shoe, there is one Air unit for every half-size of the KD12, all the way from size 3.5 to 18 (Durant’s size). That’s the most specific Air-Sole size scale that Nike has ever undertaken. “There’s a personal fit dialed in for every size person who wears the KD12,” notes Chang.

Behind The KD12 12
A sketch of the KD12 from Chang

The KD12 "The Day One" colorway is available April 6.