Drake’s fans have had their eyes on his NOCTA x Nike Air Force 1 “Certified Lover Boy” for over a year — the shoe is everything that they see, and they want it endlessly. However, all that Drizzy stans have been able to do since the shoe was first leaked in July 2021 is Jodeci cry for them, as no solid info around their arrival has surfaced.
An official release date was never announced, it was reported and then refuted that the shoes would be canceled due to production issues, and a year and a half later The Boy’s supporters are still waiting for him to make them proud with a release. It’s something of a toxic relationship, but one that maybe, just maybe will be coming to an end before the year is out: reports are beginning to surface that the CLB Air Force 1 will be touching down this December.
It wouldn’t be the first time that a supposed release date for the “Certified Lover Boy” was announced, but the latest date that friends in the industry have bandied about is December 2. The timing would be sensible, as an early December drop would be the perfect way for NOCTA to make a final splash before the year was out. The last NOCTA shoe to touch down was the Hot Step Air Terra “Black/Gold,” which was released in September, and if the powers that be aren’t on their worst behavior, hopefully, the “Certified Lover Boy” will indeed be seen before the end of 2022.
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