As LeBron James celebrates his 31st birthday, the sneaker leaks keep on coming. Following this morning's look at next year's "BHM" release, we're now getting a full look at the next iteration of the LeBron Ambassador takedown line.

Previewed here is the Nike LeBron Ambassador VIII, an outdoor-ready performance model that's been strengthened with an extra durable XDR outsole to withstand the wear and tear of the asphalt. Meanwhile, the Ambassador VIII's bootie-eqipped upper is quite the departure from the LeBron 13, with a plastic support overlay extending from the heel to the laces and further down to the midsole. 

While Nike's LeBron Ambassador sneakers might not have the same fanfare as King James' flagship signature models, it isn't because they're not dope — it's because they're damn near impossible to find in the States. Traditionally, the Ambassador line has been exclusive to Asia, but last year's model ended up dropping in Europe, so we'll be crossing our fingers that these end up getting a U.S. release.

For now, check out "Black, "Chinese New Year," and "USA" colorways below.