Drake, the famed rapper and avid supporter of the Kentucky Wildcats, continues to showcase his unwavering fandom for the team. Not only has he been a fixture on the sidelines of their biggest games and even joined their pre-game lay-up lines, but he has also gone as far as creating exclusive player editions (PEs) for their legendary head coach, John Calipari.
Now, with the launch of his own line of signature footwear and apparel, Drake has found a more personal way to express his love for the Wildcats. He recently gifted the entire men’s basketball team a special version of the Nike NOCTA Glide, customized specifically for the program and featuring their iconic royal blue and white color scheme. Adding a vibrant touch, a bright university yellow can be seen on the traction pods of the outsoles, while the UK logo proudly sits inside one of the midsole pods on the lateral side.
Given that the NOCTA Glide is inspired by the classic Zoom Flight 95, it is undoubtedly designed for on-court performance. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the players lace up these kicks for an actual game, so keep your eyes peeled this season for a potential appearance of the Drake-endorsed footwear on the hardwood.
In other exciting news from the Drake x Nike collaboration, the highly anticipated “White” colorway of the NOCTA Glide is scheduled for release at the end of October. Sneakerheads and Drake fans alike will surely be eager to get their hands on this latest offering.
Check out the Instagram post above for a closer look at Drake’s special gift to the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. The photo leaves no doubt that Drake’s love for the game and his favorite team extends to his own footwear line, making him a true force to be reckoned with in both the music and sneaker worlds.