Last month rumors spread that this version of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII would be the model released in honor of Christmas. When news broke that these were not indeed Kobe's Christmas sneaker, the shoe was left out of a place. After confirming that this colorway was actually the Year of the Dragon model, new hyped stirred around the sneaker. With a release scheduled for later on this year the shoe is a must have for 2012.

Designed in tribute to the Chinese Zodiac, the sneaker features dragon like attributes on the base and on the back heel. Look out for the shoe at select Nike retailers on March 17th.