The Nike Lebron Ambassador VIII Deconstructed


From what we’ve seen and heard, the Nike Lebron Ambassador VIII has been nothing but a beast on-court. Whether you play indoors or outdoors, this shoe holds true to its high standards. Don’t believe us? Check the performance review by NYJumpman23.

There’s no better way to find out if the money you spent on a shoe is worth it until you read our performance reviews and look at the shoe deconstructed. Chinese site Fastpass has taken the shoe to the butcher so we’re here to see what’s under the hood of the Nike Lebron Ambassador VIII.

The Ambassador 8 features a bootie-like design backed by permeable nylon and Hyperfuse on high-wear areas which also reduces pressure on-foot. A Phylon support wing is attached on the upper side of the foot for better lacing lockdown. The cushioning system utilized heel and forefoot Zoom Air units for a comfortable. Last but not least, the XDR rubber traction outsole offers great traction whether you play indoor or outdoor ball.

For an overseas off-signature model with a price of $120-140 (depending on where you can find it), this shoe features everything you’d want in a ball shoe. You can say you get exactly what you pay for. The shoe is a no-frills straight-for-the-ball-player shoe and we expect no less. The Swoosh design team overseas really made a shoe many wished had released here in the States — it was that good.

Do you think the shoe fits the mold for you? What do you think of the Ambassador 8 now that you get to see the innards of the shoe? Let us know in the comment section.

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - TopBottom

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - TopZipper

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - TopForefoot

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Phylon Caging

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - MidsoleView

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - PhylonMidsole

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - PhylonMidsole Without Insole

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - sole construct peice

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Zoom View

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Zoom1

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Zoom2

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Zoom3

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Zoomweight1

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - ZoomHeel-1

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - ZoomHeel-2

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - ZoomHeel-3

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - ZoomHeel-4

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - ZoomWindow1

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - ZoomWindow2

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - ZoomWindow4

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Shankplate2

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Shankplate3

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Shankplate4

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Shankplate5

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Shankplate6

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Shankplate1

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - PhylonZoom1

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - PhylonZoom2

Nike Lebron Ambassador 8 - Deconstruct - Side

Source: Fastpass


7 Comments

  1. This shoe is a beast and the zoom is felt well. I had the Oreo version before giving them to my brother. This shoe reminded me how zoom could feel when done right. It doesn’t even have to be the biggest but whatever they did with this model, I wish that they would do with others.

  2. The Ambassadors line has the best outsoles for outdoor use, among any shoe. XDR, fat lines, and deep traction. Kind of wish adidas could do this with a boost shoe.

    Anyway, I’d like a Nike shoe with forefoot zoom as thick as that heel zoom. Seems the only way that would happen is if you get full length exposed max zoom, like the KD9. I just think the forefoot would feel a lot nicer, like 90s zoom.

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