Final July, pictures of Drake-tweaked Nike Air Power 1s, designed along with the discharge of the Canadian rapper’s sixth studio album, Licensed Lover Boy, did the rounds on social media. Maybe most notable was how intently they adhered to the OG AF1, with a number of delicate updates, together with a repeating coronary heart sample on the soles.
These sneakers leaked earlier than Drake introduced his first Nike collab, the Nocta Scorching Step Terra, which launched this 12 months, and little was seen of the AF1s once more. With a number of releases of the funkily futuristic Terras, it appeared that the opposite sneaks had been forgotten about. Certainly, with Drake’s Licensed Lover Boy releasing final autumn and a brand new album (Actually, Nevermind) burning up the charts this summer season, it appeared that Drake had put his sneakers on the back-burner. One Twitter person confidently proposed that “Nike delayed them as a result of the little hearts on the underside have been exhausting to make.”