After it was initially rumored to drop in 2021, Drake’s NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra Sneaker (the Canadian superstar’s first official shoe) is finally set to release on January 27, 2022, a year later. The good news is that it looks like there will be multiple colorways available when it finally drops. We hope.
That’s right, after being teased for over a year in Instagram snaps and even appearing in Drake’s music videos, the NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra, reportedly priced at $150, is almost here. Well, the “White Chrome” colorway at least.
But there also seem to be other models on the way. Take from Instagram January 7Drake posted an image of the NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra “Triple Black” colorway, which features a black leather sneaker with white and chrome accents.
Continuing its partnership with the Swoosh, it looks like we’ll also be getting variants (“Triple White”, “Black/Yellow”, and snakeskin iterations).
But just as his music has divided hip-hop fans, Drake’s Nike sneakers have drawn criticism and love from sneakerheads around the world. Drawing comparisons to FILA’s Disruptor and K-Swiss shoes, the “original” NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra is a silhouette presented in White crinkled leather with a paneled upper with Metallic Silver accents.
Late last year (December 9), Drake grabbed a lot of attention when he wore the Nike sneaker during Kanye West’s fashion show. “LARRY HOOVER FREE” Benefit Concert. Many expected the shoes to go on sale immediately afterwards. However, that was not the case. Some pointed out that there might be some logistical issues in bringing the sneakers to retail, including delays due to COVID-19.
Either way, we’re glad it’s finally available. The mid-top is guaranteed to move units, so be careful and make sure you’re ahead if you’re hoping to copy them.
Take a look at close-up images of Drake’s NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra below: