We saw a fair number of zodiac tie-ins this year with the Rabbit releases, and it looks like New Balance is getting a jump on the upcoming Year of the Dragon with this special collection of New Balance ML574’s. The inspiration here is evident, with a winding dragon graphic sliding around the upper of the sneakers. The trademark ‘N’ on the side of the shoe also puts on a bit of flavor from the mythical creature, with a subtle scaly texture. And of course our more cultured readers will notice the special tongue tag featuring the Chinese word for ‘dragon’. Get the full look at the New Balance ML574 ‘Year of the Dragon’ APAC Project after the jump and let us know which colorway you’ll be copping. As an Asia Pacific drop, you’ll have to grab these from overseas sites like mita sneakers.