Following rumors of an initial release in 2021, Drake’s NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra sneaker (the Canadian superstar’s first official signature shoe) would finally be released on January 27, 2022, a year later. The good news is that it looks like there will be several colorways available when it finally drops. We hope.
That’s right, after being teased for over a year in Instagram snapshots and even appearing in Drake’s clips, the reportedly $ 150 NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra has almost arrived. Well, the “White Chrome” colorway at least.
But it looks like there are other designs going on as well. Taking to Instagram on January 7, Drake posted an image of the NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra colorway “Triple Black,” which features a black leather sneaker with white and chrome accents.
Continuing its partnership with the Swoosh, it looks like we’ll be getting variations (“Triple White,” “Black / Yellow”, and snakeskin iterations) as well.
But just as his music divided hip hop fans, Drake’s Nike sneakers drew criticism and love from sneakerheads around the world. In comparison to FILA’s Disruptor and K-Swiss kicks, the “original” NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra is a silhouette presented in crinkled white leather with a paneled upper with metallic silver accents.
Late last year (December 9), Drake drew a lot of attention when he wore the Nike sneaker to Kanye West’s “FREE LARRY HOOVER” benefit concert. Many expected the shoes to go on sale immediately afterwards. However, this was not the case. Some have pointed out that there could be some logistical issues getting the sneakers to retail, including delays due to COVID-19.
Either way, we’re glad it’s finally coming out. The top middle is guaranteed to move units around, so be careful and make sure you’re ahead if you’re hoping to face them.
Take a look at the close-up images of Drake’s NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra below: