Since its announcement in late 2020, Drake's collaboration with Nike under the NOCTA line has been making waves in the sneaker community. With each collection release, Drizzy fans eagerly anticipate the unveiling of new sneaker silhouettes. Among the earliest releases was the Hot Step Air Terra, which got loads of attention with its futuristic take on Nike footwear. Now, the partnership is set to continue its momentum with the upcoming release of the NOCTA x Nike Hot Step 2.
Drake himself teased the Hot Step 2 during his It's All A Blur tour alongside 21 Savage, giving us a glimpse of what's to come. Recently, a detailed breakdown of the new model has surfaced, providing insight into its design and features. The reveal showcases the "Total Orange" colourway, which is bloated by sleek linework that accentuates the upper. Chrome detailing which has become quite a popular choice with Drake dominates the side panels, while identical chrome Swooshes swarm the toe, lateral, medial, and heel portions. The dominant orange hue sets the tone for the sneaker, with co-branding accents on the tongue and sock liner adding to its status as a Nocta collab.
As of now, neither Drake nor Nike has confirmed the release date for the Hot Step 2. However, speculation suggests it will hit retailers sometime this summer, while also being available through Nike SNKRS. The Hot Step 2 is poised to attract both fans of Drake's style and sneaker enthusiasts alike. While the "Total Orange" iteration sets the stage, anticipation mounts for the unveiling of additional colourways, promising even more diversity in the NOCTA x Nike collaboration.
As fans eagerly await official announcements from the Swoosh, the anticipation surrounding the Hot Step 2 continues to grow. With its blend of innovation, style, and Drake's signature touch, this collaboration is set to leave a lasting impression in the world of sneaker culture. Stay tuned for updates as we await the next chapter in Drake’s weird but successful run in footwear design.


Adam Jordan Moosa