LeBron James has a lot of signature shoe lines apart from the main game shoe. This is our detailed look at the Nike LeBron Ambassador 12.
With the introduction of LeBron’s seventeenth signature shoe comes the introduction of his twelfth Ambassador model.
The shoe features a ballistic mesh upper along with fuse overlays in high-wear areas. The toe-box fuse also features some lettering paying homage to King James himself with words that include: “LBJ23”, “Strive for Greatness”, “Nike Basketball”, “Ambassador XII” and “The King”. Its outsole consists of a translucent rubber with a thick traction pattern — much like its predecessor, the LeBron Ambassador 11.
Its cushion setup features a soft Phylon midsole along with top-loaded forefoot and heel Zoom-Air units. The rear section of the shoe features a nicely padded area around the heel/achilles area and also a nicely padded tongue that features the mantra LJ23. You also have a wrap-around midfoot strap, similar to the one seen on the LeBron Soldier 7.
The Ambassador series has always been a no-frills, down to business shoe, and so far it’s been pretty consistent while moving away from the water-proof shroud from last year’s pair. While it’s unfortunate that the Ambassador line is an overseas exclusive, it’s been a force to be reckoned with just in case other shoes in the LeBron series don’t cater to your playing style
You can grab your pair over at our friends at ID4shoes , and let them know WearTesters sent you. Stay tuned as we’ll have the performance review on these bad boys soon. In the meantime, check out the in-depth images of the brand new Nike LeBron Ambassador 12 (XII) in the Lakers colorway.
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