NIKE KD13 uses full-length ZOOM STROBEL with extra ZOOM Air cushion on the forefoot sole. This kind of configuration is rarely appeared on NIKE basketball shoes, especially the excellent resilience of forefoot sole. What’s the specific configuration? Let’s see the details by deconstructing.
NIKE KD13 “THE PLANET OF HOOPS”
Splitting the left shoe from middle
We can see the construction of insole from the side section
The forefoot sole uses double layers of ZOOM Air cushion
The arch supporting plate
It’s semi-transparent from backlighting
After taking away the vamp, we can see that the inner sleeve can fit the foot very well.
The hot-melting front lining of inner sleeve improves the supporting performance and protection
The shoe-pad of shoe heel is printed with “THE PLANET OF HOOPS”
The full-length ZOOM STROBEL air cushion under shoe-pad has dents, which can improve the flexibility
The length of EUR42.5 full-length ZOOM STROBEL is about 276mm
The width of EUR42.5 full-length ZOOM STROBEL is about 86.17mm
The thickness of EUR42.5 full-length ZOOM STROBEL is about 7.80mm
After taking away the ZOOM STROBEL, we can see the extra independent ZOOM AIR cushion and hollow-out insole.
The independent ZOOM Air cushion cling to the full-length ZOOM STROBEL. It’s very comfortable.
The length of independent ZOOM Air is about 54.27mm
The width of independent ZOOM Air is about 82.16mm
The thickness of independent ZOOM Air is about 7.30mm
The thickness of double layers of ZOOM Air cushion is bout 14.83mm. That’s why it’s soft and elastic.
The TPU plate on the outboard of forefoot and arch part can stabilize the shoes.
We need to test to see actual effect of TPU.
The length of EUR42.5 arch supporting plate is about 93.5mm
The width of EUR42.5 arch supporting plate is about 38.6mm
The thickness of EUR42.5 arch supporting plate is about 2.22mm
Under the condition of depression, the thickness of forefoot insole and outsole is about 16.25mm
Under the condition of depression, the thickness of rear insole and outsole is about 24.59mm.
Let’s have a look at the difference of KD13 and KD12 insole structure.
KD13(above one) uses double layers of ZOOM Air cushion, the independent ZOOM Air cushion on forefoot sole has replaced the Phylon insole. The arch position adds TPU supporting plate. The insole is hollow out.
KD12（bottom one）uses double layers of ZOOM Air cushion. The independent ZOOM Air cushion of rear sole is closed to outsole. It has several punching holes on the PHYLON insole.
KD13 (left one) insole cushion supporting parts
KD12 (right one) insole cushion supporting parts
Vamp: KD13 uses four axial Flywire mesh fabric vamp which is similar to KD12. It’s reinforced with leather and hot-melting material which improve the durability.
Insole: KD13 uses double layers of ZOOM Air cushion. It’s very comfortable and has good resilience. The arch supporting plate can stabilize the shoes well.
Overall: KD13 is the upgraded version of KD12. It makes up the disadvantages to improve the performance.