Update – Footwear
Drake is finally getting his own Nike sneaker! After years of lyrical innuendo and a speculative move to adidas busted-up by Pusha-T, Drizzy’s debut Swoosh silhouette is tentatively scheduled for Spring, 2021.
So, what should we expect from the 6 God?
From the opulent Air Force 1 ‘Manor House’ to the cozy boy ‘Toosie Slide’, these are the Nike x Drake collaborations we need to see.
Nike Air Force 1 ‘Manor House’
Worth a humble $100 million, the inside of Drizzy’s jaw-dropping 4,650-square-metre luxury estate was famously teased back in April for the ‘Toosie Slide’ music video. Dubbed ‘The Embassy’, the Toronto mansion features a 20,000-piece Swarovski crystal chandelier, a bespoke concert grand piano, and the ‘OVO center’ – a custom NBA regulation-sized basketball court.
Rest assured, our Air Force 1 is as close as you’re going to get to Manor House without someone calling the cops.
Constructed with gold and frosted marble midsoles, the luxurious Air Force 1 features fur tongues and reflective mirrors on the toe and heel cap. Takahashi Murakami flowers bloom on the print Swoosh, while KAWS’ signature ‘XX’ is emblazoned on the lateral side.
No matter where you’ve quarantined, we can all take a piece of The Embassy below the ankles.
‘It go left foot up, left foot slide / right foot up, right foot slide.’
Look, it may not have the lyrical resonance of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, but Drake’s ‘Toosie Slide’ has been keeping all the celebs entertained while locked in their billion-dollar ‘prisons’.
We thought we’d offer them a little extra padding to cry into with the Toosie Slide, a luxury patent leather build with the kind of incredulous, wide-eyed OWL logos that really capture the sentiments of the rest of us.
With OVO monograms on the footbed, the Toosie Slide also comes with added massage nubs for comfort, helping to alleviate any self-loathing you feel from questionable DMs the morning after.
Keen to see more wild Nike collaborations? Check out Carole Baskin’s Air Max 95!