This is the Nike Kobe VIII (8) System All-Star "Extraterrestrial" or "Area 72" edition for this years NBA All-Star Game. This year Nike has taken the Nike "Galaxy" theme to the next level by incorporating "Extraterrestrials" into the mix with the "Area 72" pack. This Nike Kobe VIII (8) features an all over pattern mimicking the fiery surface of the Sun or similar burning stars. The Sport Turquoise swoosh features alien symbols embossed on it. The rest of the shoe has also has sport turquoise on laces and Kobe logo, bright citrus on the tongue, and a total crimson translucent rubber outsole. This pair is one of the standouts of this years All-Star pack and is literally "HEAT" as it's design demonstrates. In the box the pair is wrapped in the "Swoosh Sentinel" a newspaper print that features all sorts of Alien stories around Houston (home of the 2013 All-Star Game) relating to enhanced basketball abilities, sightings, new alien technology shoe design, etc... This pair is a MUST have for any sneaker collection so do not pass up.