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.