why are we still waiting for the Nocta Nike Hot Step Air Terras?

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This Nocta x Nike collab has been teased by the rapper for over half a year, yet we’re no closer to a release date

It was late 2020 when Drake and Nike announced their collaboration, Nocta, which they said would produce clothing and shoes inspired by the street style from London, Toronto, and Paris. There have been two drops comprising logos-heavy puffers, Goretex parkas, fleece tracksuits, and heat tech hoodies so far. Unfortunately, no sneakers from the “Laugh now Cry later” artist have yet been released.

Since December 2020, Drake has teased four pairs of shoes, both in real life and on Instagram. Each pair takes the form of a different Nike mid-top silhouette. The Nike Hot Step Terra sneakers are a bulky design similar to the Air Max 97. They have an exposed Air bubble in their heels, reflective piping across the leather upper, metallic Swoosh at the toe cap, and sky blue Nocta brandings on the insoles.

The kicks look similar to basketball shoes you’d see on court, which shouldn’t be surprising since Drake and his OVO label have previously collaborated with Nike’s Jordan brand.

We know what to expect in terms of colour. We’ve seen shots from the new Kanye West sneakers in a white and chrome colorway, a blacked out take, and a snakeskin version, too. Yesterday, the rapper shared an image of himself wearing a new black and orange style.

We know what colours to expect too. We’ve seen photos of Drake wearing a white and chrome pair, a blacked out take, and a snakeskin version of the new sneakers. Yesterday, the rapper posted an image of himself wearing a new, never-before-seen, black and orange style.

It was recently reported in the Twitterverse that the four-piece set of Drake-designed sneakers will be released on 27 January. But as that date passed without any sign of the shoes, we lost hope on them ever coming out.

It was recently reported in the Twitterverse that the four Drake-designed sneakers will be released on 27 January. But as that date passed, we lost hope on the footwear ever dropping.

Drake has also since posted a 27-second video to his Instagram, shot in Jamaica, offering another on-foot look of the black version. It was interesting to see a comment from a member of the Nike brand’s team on the post from their official account saying “better late than never.”

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