The LeBron Ambassador 11 is the latest in LeBron James’ overseas Ambassador sneaker line. Designed for serious outdoor hooping, this year’s build got a bold new feature.
For 2018, the Ambassador 11 will get new tooling, a new upper, aggressive new XDR traction, and a striking weather-resistant shroud. The shroud is similar to what has been used on the Jordan Jumpman Hustle and should offer protection for those that hoop in the rain. That shroud will secure via Velcro at the lateral midfoot and traditional laces are included beneath it.
While few official tech specs are known, it appears that the heel and forefoot Zoom Air setup used in the Ambassador 10 will be returning. That shoe featured a 8.5mm thick forefoot unit and a huge 11.15mm thick heel unit.
The quilted textile used on the Ambassador 10 will also be returning, and it will be used on more than just the ankle pillow/bootie. However, a new traction pattern underfoot features wide groove and multi-directional coverage with an articulation groove at the forefoot. Branding like the “23” at the tongue, LeBron’s jersey number, and the “330” at the medial heel, the area code for LeBron’s hometown of Akron, Ohio, give this latest sneaker good LeBron tie-ins.
We’ll know more about the LeBron Ambassador 11 when the overseas team at FastPass take the shoe to the band saw. For now, let us know if you’d like this shoe to come Stateside so you can try it out.
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