King James has been making headlines all over the world this year — whether it be for changing teams, creating a public school for Akron’s children, or his sneaker line (which keeps getting better and better). However, it’s unlikely that the LeBron Ambassador 11 will get as much love as his signature LeBron 16.
This is because the Nike LeBron Ambassador 11 is an overseas-exclusive model that we wish would be released here in the States. For now, we’ll make due with its release overseas.
The shoe provides a completely different design from its predecessors with a large shroud that is actually weather resistant; it wraps around the shoe from one side to the other, covering the traditional internal lacing, and secures with Velcro. Fuse overlays are visible along the toebox for durability while the rest of the shoe is made up of mesh. At the heel is a visible external heel counter with a pull tab for easy on and off.
Being that the LeBron Ambassador 11 is an overseas model (where most people hoop outdoors), the outsole is made up of Nike’s XDR rubber — a more dense and durable rubber for those planning to play on the blacktop. The shoe’s cushion setup uses forefoot and heel Zoom Air units just like from the Ambassador 8-10 (and we love this setup).
The LeBron Ambassador 11 is available overseas in multiple colorways (Black/Red or White/Navy/Gold) for $155 shipped at id4shoes. If you’re waiting for the performance review before copping just know that we’ll be bringing it to you once we get our pair in.
In the meantime, what do you think of the Nike LeBron Ambassador 11? Should it be released Stateside? Do you dig the design? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
For more check out the Nike LeBron Ambassador 10 deconstructed.
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I wish that this model was released here in the states instead of the Witness. I just got my pair of the Witness 3 in from Nike and I’ll be returning it. They aren’t terrible but I just doubt that I’d use them much. The step in comfort is OK but the front is super snug in width. My feet aren’t wide by any means and the shoe still felt really snug. I’ve had better luck in the past with the Ambassador line. The price can just be a lot when including shipping from overseas so it makes the value proposition hard to justify. However, the XDR rubber and comfort make it worth it if all you have access to is an outdoor court.
Mini Rant Over.
I’ll definitely be watching out for your review bro.
I’m a Chinese guy . A few weeks ago I bought Ambassador 11 , and I’ve wore it many times.
It’s the best basketball shoes of my bought ones in 2018.
( I bought: HD2018 , HD2017 fk, Why Not Zer0.1 low, Kyrie 4 , PG 1, KD 10, Nike Dominate , LeBron 15, Soldier 12 …… Yes, I do’t like Adidas & AJ :p ).
The second best one in my view is Westbrook’s Why Not Zer0.1 low.
My english is very weak , I can’t explain my views in english ,
but , Please believe me, Ambassador 11 is very very very awesome.
That’s a nice watermark