This article was originally published on September 16, 2022, and updated on April 14, 2023
Somehow, it's already been a year since we first set eyes on Drake's newest NOCTA x Nike sneaker silhouette as the star perched courtside at a Raptors game. When that first glance came, it was clear that the upcoming style had taken heavy inspiration from the classic Zoom Flight 95.
Since then, three additional colorways have surfaced, suggesting the Drizzy sneaker rollout formula is well underway – you know, posting up at a few basketball games (courtside, of course), stepping out of a luxury whip, or taking to a stage surrounded by thousands of fans.
As things currently stand, the NOCTA Hot Step Air Terra is still enjoying its time in the spotlight. With several new colorways having hit the market in 2023, it's about time that we got our hands on the new new, right?
Following that first appearance earlier this year, the assumed NOCTA Zoom Flight 95 has been spotted in three additional colorways, with each appearance giving us a slightly closer look at what's to come.
The second pair to find its way into the spotlight largely mimics the aesthetic style of the first yet inverts the black block of the midsection to create a largely white finish. In my opinion, these far excel the first pair, as the white blocking emphasizes the metallic silver sections.
For the next couple of pairs, Drake shared a close-up product shot of both side-by-side, showcasing a "Triple White" finish, as well as a red and black pair that he sported during his visit to Nike HQ in celebration of “Just Do It” Day.
Fast forward to 2023, and a fifth pair has creeped its head. Glued to Drake's feet during a live performance in Toronto, this pair doses up on color, finished with a bold green hue that wraps the entire sneaker. Like previous pairs, touches of silver and black complete the look.
It's been a little while since we got a new NOCTA silhouette, and by the looks of social media reactions, fans are pretty keen on this silhouette.
Should we expect a drop before the summer? Hopefully – each of the hues we've been privy too will certainly do well as the finisher for summer 'fits.