Original Story (03/08/22): It appears that the next NOCTA shoe to release will be the long-awaited Drake x Nike Air Force 1.
Rumors of this collab have been circling for almost two years now, with first images surfacing July 2021. The shoe features a fairly minimalist design, equipped with an all-white tumbled leather and a matching all-white sole unit. Its signature feature is the heart-shaped grips on the toe and heel, replacing the standard stars normally found on an Air Force 1. Other details include “Love you forever” cursive text on the midsoles, plus NOCTA’s three swords logo on the left heel, as well as on the co-branded insoles. The shoes also come with a set of alphabetical beads to customize the lace dubrae.
These were initially expected to release alongside Drake’s latest album Certified Lover Boy. With the album being over half a year old now, rumors started circulating that this Air Force 1 release was scrapped. However, reports indicate that a release is still on the way. More and more early sneaker leakers are beginning to obtain pairs, so an official release can’t be to far off.
NOCTA x Nike Air Force 1
Color: White/White-Cobalt Tint-White
Style Code: CZ8065-100
Release Date: December 5, 2022 (NOCTA), December 8, 2022 (Global)
Restock Date: November 23, 2023 (NOCTA), November 24, 2023 (Global)
Price: $160 USD
Resell: StockX, GOAT, Kicks Crew, eBay
Update (11/16/23): Almost a year since it’s initial release, Drake and Nike are restocking the NOCTA Air Force 1. Pairs will first be available on NOCTA.com on November 23rd at 12am EST, followed by a wider release on Black Friday, November 24th on SNKRS and at select retailers.
Update (12/1/22): The NOCTA Air Force 1 drops December 5th via NOCTA.com and December 8th via SNKRS and select retailers. Pairs released via NOCTA will come with a special edition copy of Love You Forever, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. This children’s book is a favorite of Drake and his mother’s and is the main inspiration for the shoe.
Update (07/30/22): Official images of the NOCTA Air Force 1 are finally here. Check them out below and stay tuned for release info.
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