The 2011-12 NBA season will start on Christmas, and Kobe Bryant will be lacing up the Nike Zoom Kobe VII 'Christmas Day' edition to start the season. This limited sneaker is also referred to as the 'Leopard' or 'Cheetah' (and is part of the Predator Pack) because of its spotted upper design. Nike dropped the traditional tongue from the Nike Zoom Kobe VII and designed a "game changing cushioning response system," which includes 'Attack Fast' inserts with Phylon and Zoom technology, and 'Attack Strong' inserts with full-length Cushlon and a supportive ankle strap. These inserts allow the wearer the ability to customize their sneakers to fit their needs before, or during play. They also feature next generation Flywire technology, 3-D heel clip, and a glass composite midfoot shank.