Nike® Downshifter 12

The expected release date for the Nike Downshifter 12 is November 2, 2022.

The Nike Downshifter 12 will have the following main updates:

  • The Nike Downshifter 12 will be an incredibly affordable daily training shoe model with some great improvements.
  • It will be lightweight, flexible, and breathable for daily training and wear.
  • There will be a much wider and roomier fit with a true-to-size size option.
  • The cushioning will be comfortable and suitable for beginner training shoes.
  • Generally, the new model will be seemingly lightweight, with cooling mesh in the uppers and a more flexible fit.
  • You may also enjoy some of the new planned color and design options.

Previous model of the Downshifter:
The Nike Downshifter 11 release date was on February 16, 2022.

Latest Version of the Nike Downshifter


Nike Downshifter



  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the Nike Downshifter 12 will be $70.
  • As you can see, the new Downshifter from Nike will remain affordable, even with all the improvements that are to come.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The Nike Downshifter 12 will have moderate cushioning and support features with a balanced feel.
  • It will be ideal for neutral pronation, as well as for high and normal arch types.
  • However, I would not recommend it for overpronation and flat feet.


  • It will be ideally suited for roads.
  • You may use it on the regular gym and indoor floor surfaces, as the sole will provide good traction in general.


  • The new model will be the perfect everyday jogging and training shoe model.
  • It will be suited for walking and all-day casual wear as well.


  • The new model will be as durable as its predecessor.
  • Being an affordable model, it will be of good quality from a well-known brand.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The Fit will be much more accommodating and roomy.
  • There will be normal, wide, and extra-wide width options available.


  • The shoes will be quite lightweight.
  • There will be a weight of 266 for the men and 249 for the ladies.

Elevation of the Nike Downshifter 12

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The Forefoot height will be aimed at around 19.9 mm for ladies.
  • For the men, the forefoot height will be 24.5 mm.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • For the ladies, the heel height will be 31.5 mm.
  • For the gents, the heel height will be around 33 mm.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • There will be an estimated 8.5 mm heel-to-toe drop.
  • The heel-to-toe drop will be generous and ideal in a training shoe model.

Components of the Nike Downshifter 12


  • The Nike Downshifter 12 will have a harder outsole with a softer feel midsole.
  • The rubber outsole will have improvements for better grip n pavements and solid floor surfaces.


  • The Midsole will offer softer underfoot cushioning and support, which will be ideal for neutral pronation and arch types.
  • There will be light stability, with more flexibility in the forefoot area.


  • The Uppers will have a very lightweight and cooling design, that will wick away moisture and keep your feet well ventilated.
  • They are expected to be mesh with reinforced areas, for durability and structure in the shoe.
  • There will be a more comfortable and wider fit in the toe box.


Nike Downshifter 12

About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.