The Nike LeBron Ambassador series is one of the most elusive signature series across athletic footwear, particularly for its limited release in China, but is also highly heralded because of its namesake player — LeBron James. We at Sneaker Report gave you a breakdown about what to expect from the LeBron Ambassador 6 through a performance comparison, but this will actually take a deeper look, visually, at what the shoe has to offer.
Fortunately, young Chinese basketballers get the opportunity to play in a shoe that would be one of the top performance sneakers in America, just based off of the technology alone. The entire shoe’s upper is Hyperfuse, with the lateral half of the shoe shielded in a Hyperfuse plate near the midfoot and ankle. There’s Max Air (and likely Zoom Air, based on past model). Even more is that there’s Dynamic Flywire connected through most of the eyelets — this LeBron Ambassador 6 could really pass for a mainline LeBron shoe.
Strangely, all of that is surprising and unsurprising at the same time. We’ve come to expect greatness being included in LeBron’s shoes, but what may be cooler about the shoe is what sometimes is overlooked — the outsole. There’s three discernibly different traction patterns on the sole, which borrows heavily in shape from the LeBron 9. Also an XDR (Xtra Durable Rubber) sole, the LeBron Ambassador 6 can play on the most treacherous of grounds.
It’s likely going to be unattainable for players in America in 2014, but check back here at SR for any future changes in its eventual release.