A new year is just around the corner and in many of the Asian countries, they celebrate the new year with a new zodiac animal. Next year happens to be the year of the dragon and New Balance APAC Project, otherwise known as Asia-Pacific Project, will be launching the Dragon Year pack. The pack comes in four colorways, gold, black, yellow and red, with each sneaker detailed by dragon inspired graphics on the uppers. In particular, reflective materials were used on the uppers of the gold version, making it shine at night. Embossed N logo on the side mimic the scales of dragons and 'é¾' character is incorporated on the tongue tag, meaning 'dragon' in Chinese and Japanese. Release dates are yet to be confirmed, however these are scheduled to be released around early January 2012 and mita sneakers are already taking pre-orders of these kicks.