words // Brandon Richard

Leaked images of the upcoming Nike Kobe VII Elite has the online sneaker community buzzing this week, but there are still plenty of standard releases on the way. Possibly joining highly anticipated drops like the "Year of the Dragon" and Poison Dart Frog series is this eye-catching orange-based colorway.

Following a motif somewhat similar to last year's Mango "Barcelona" Kobe VI, this shoe features what appears to be a true orange synthetic upper, helped by black on the tongue, inner lining, heel counter and midsole. Metallic Silver works the Shozoku and Swoosh logos on the side panels, while a white outsole finishes things off below.

No release information (if that's even the plan) is available for these at the moment. A fairly similar, but not quite version can be made on NIKEiD. We'll be sure to keep you updated as new details surface.

Nike Kobe VII Orange Mango Black Silver White

via @RegularOlTy