This is the Nike Zoom Kobe VII (7) Elite in a black, metallic gold, and dark grey color way. The seventh signature model of the Nike Kobe line introduced a system, consisting of interchangeable insoles that cater to different styles of play. This "Elite" model features increased functionality reinforced with a Full Length Zoom Air sole, a remake of the hexagonal designed "snake-skin" upper (similar to the Kobe VI) and a carbon fiber heel counter. Take this as a "Premium" release that features more durable and higher quality materials the general release model. This black and metallic gold combination gives these a prestige unlike other Kobe VII (7) designs. This pair was made for the truest of ballers.