Official Images: NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra in BlackRelease: 3 March 2022
It's been a hot minute since we first saw the NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra, Drake's first true signature sneaker with Nike. It was revealed back in 2021, garnered a substantial amount of hype and attention ... and then didn't release, making its way back into the shadowy world of postponements and uncertain drop dates. Now, however, NOCTA SZN is finally upon us with two colours of the Hot Step Air Terra set to release in early March. One of these colourways is an all-black makeup, official images of which recently surfaced.
Originally teased by Drake himself before being shown in greater detail by Lil Yachty (who was gifted a pair by the 6 God), this murdered-out Hot Step Air Terra seems to draw its inspiration from Drake's long-running fascination with roadman culture. It's loosely based off the Air Terra Humara, a shoe that debuted in 1999, and features a quilted leather upper with pops of reflective detailing, small metallic Swooshes and NOCTA's three-star logo on its tongue and insole. Down below, there's a visible green Air unit at the heel and an old-school G-TEK traction pattern on the two-tone outsole that's also acknowledged on the heel. Sneaker Twitter has been abuzz with memes and cheeky tweets comparing it to old K-Swiss sneakers! For a finishing touch, the shoes come packaged in a special box that's inspired by Nike Sportswear boxes from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s.
Look for the NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra to release via the Nike and NOCTA webstores plus select retailers on March 3. The MSRP is set at $180.