As a self-confessed basketball fan, Drake naturally also a preference for classic basketball silhouettes. Such is also the new one Night Glidefrom which we will read in the coming weeks and months numerous colourways expect. If you look closely, you will also see that the new NOCTA release is quite a known role model has. In fact, the sneaker was “inspired” by a true BBall classic.
News from Drake and NOCTA
Drake is with his brand the night a real size in the Nike line-up. The apparel and sneakers with the NOCTA label are selling quite well, so it’s no surprise that he’s sure to draw attention when he’s once again featured in a previously unreleased sample. Last year, Drake was spotted wearing a then-unnamed basketball model at a Toronto Raptors game. Today the sneaker has a name. It’s the NOCTA Glide. The slightly older basketball fans will probably have a déjà vu immediately when they see it. Because the NOCTA Glide is very reminiscent of the Nike Zoom Flight 95which at the time featured a certain Jason Kidd on court.
Homage or copycat?
Die Similarity between the NOCTA Glide and the Nike Zoom Flight 95 is really obvious and that’s what the collab partners officially call the Jason Kidd shoe as inspiration for the makeover. However, Drake’s new one has four instead of three pods distributed over the midsole, one of which even received the NOCTA branding. Although the NOCTA Glide will certainly be worn more off the court, the material selection of “Ballistic Mesh” and carbon fiber elements is still a clear indication of the performance heritage of the Nike Zoom Flight 95. Other details include the one about the eyelets distributed Nike lettering and the NOCTA branding on the insoles. In the black and white colourway, an “icy” outsole completes the strong retro look of the sneaker.
Der NOCTA Glide “Barbie”
Meanwhile there are pictures of half a dozen colorways of the NOCTA Glide popped up – from red to neon green to triple black and all white. It seems Nike and Drake still have big plans for the new model. Last worried an all pink NOCTA Glide for powerful buzz that Drake wore to an LA gig. But that’s just about ein 1-of-1 des bekannten Customizers Dominic Chambrone better known by his stage name “The Shoe Surgeon”. In the current “Barbie” hype, such a design is doubly noticeable.
So far, neither the exact release dates of the Nike NOCTA Glide nor its expected price of 160 US dollars have been officially confirmed.
Credits: @moreofdrake, @thesurgeon