This article was published on August 2, 2022 and updated on November 30, 2022

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Brand: NOCTA x Nike

Model: Nike Air Force 1

Release Date: NOCTA's website on December 5, Nike's SNKRS app on December 8.

Buy: Nike's SNKRS app

Editor’s Notes: Drake's Nike Air Force 1 sneakers are releasing after all, it seems.

According to sneaker leakers on Instagram, Drake's NOCTA x Nike Air Force 1 "Certified Lover Boy" is slated to release next month — more than year after they were initially expected to drop.

In all honesty, the NOCTA x Nike AF1 looks just like a regular Nike Air Force 1, just with an outrageous $160 price tag and a touchy-feely "Love You Forever" engraving, though it's all very on-brand for Drake.

Personally, if I saw Drake's Air Force 1s walking down the street, I'd think they were regular ol' OG Forces until proven otherwise. Though the shoe is arguably the most lackluster spin on the AF1s I've seen yet, I must admit the heart sole is pretty impressive.

Heart molds replaces the AF1's signature star-studded outsole on the NOCTA x Nike Air Force 1, rounding off the shoe's lover boy details.

Naturally, NOCTA branding subtly graces the Air Force 1 collab's heel and insole, following the shoe's understated — perhaps, too understated — vibes.

Nike and Drake are also throwing in some ABC ice cubes for the shoe's laces. Perhaps this complimentary accessory is the duo's way of making up for the shoe's extremely-delayed release.

The NOCTA x Nike Air Force 1s were initially slated to drop alongside the actual Certified Lover Boy album, which debuted over a year ago in September 2021. The shoes never surfaced, fueling speculation they'd been canceled. Now, it seems they're finally ready for their debut — though it's a bit late, don't you think, Drake?

Nonetheless, the Certified Lover Boy remains unfazed, sporting the forthcoming kicks in street style along with his other semi-unpopular NOCTA footwear.

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