Drake, the legendary rapper and die-hard Kentucky Wildcats fan, continues to prove his undying loyalty to the team. Not only has he become a fixture on the sidelines of their biggest games and even participated in their pre-game lay-up lines, but he has taken it a step further by creating exclusive player editions (PEs) for their iconic head coach, John Calipari.
Now, with the release of his own signature line of kicks and apparel, Drake has found a more personal way to express his love for the Wildcats. He recently blessed the entire men’s basketball team with a special version of the Nike NOCTA Glide, custom-made specifically for the program and featuring their legendary royal blue and white colorway. Adding an electrifying touch, a vibrant university yellow can be spotted on the traction pods of the outsoles, while the UK logo proudly sits inside one of the midsole pods on the lateral side.
Considering that the NOCTA Glide draws inspiration from the timeless Zoom Flight 95, it’s evident that these kicks are designed for on-court performance. Don’t be surprised if you catch the players rocking these bad boys during an actual game. This season, keep your eyes peeled for a potential appearance of Drake-endorsed footwear on the hardwood.
In other exhilarating news from the Drake x Nike collaboration, the highly anticipated “White” colorway of the NOCTA Glide is set to drop at the end of October. Sneakerheads and Drake fans alike will be itching to snag a pair of these fresh kicks.
Take a closer look at Drake’s special gift to the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team by checking out the Instagram post above. The photo leaves no room for doubt that Drake’s love for the game and his favorite team extends to his own footwear line. He is, without a doubt, a true force to be reckoned with in both the music and sneaker realms.