TBT: The Most Epic Drake Shoes and OVO Sneaker Collaborations

The best types of sneaker collaborations are the ones we get with the music industry. That’s because it brings together two different, yet extremely similar cultures together. And, one of our favorite up and coming collabs happens to be with none other than the Champagne Papi. Yes, you guessed it! We’re here to talk about the most epic Drake shoes and OVO sneaker partnerships of the entire industry!

In 2011, Drake launched his October’s Very Own (OVO) clothing line and the OVO Sound record label. It is a merchandise range-turned streetwear label with flagship stores in Toronto, New York, Low Angeles, and London. And so, it is only natural that Nike and the Jordan brand collaborate and create their own Drake shoes! And so, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at his most epic kicks!

DRAKE SHOES

The Drake shoes have some very defining features and details that make them pretty epic! They also have limited availability and a lot of them are also unreleased. All of this makes them highly coveted and hyped! He has all kinds of Jordans, tons of models with Nike, and he even has some Clarks and Timberland collabs. But, we don’t really care about those, do we? It’s all about the Jumpman and the Swoosh!

2014

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JORDAN 3 x DRAKE “ANACONDA”
– Created by Mark Smith
– Features lenticular film uppers for an optical effect illusion
– Debuted for Nicki Minaj’s ANACONDA video
– These Drake shoes never got a release date

JORDAN 3 x DRAKE VS LIL WAYNE
The release included two special pairs of Jordan 3s
– They celebrated co-headlining Drake vs Lil Wayne tour
– It had one black and one white colorways with red and gold detailing
– These exclusive Drake shoes also never got a release

JORDAN 3 OVO GOLD
The official debut at the 2014 OVO Fest
– Featured tumbled leather uppers with a gold trophy-inspired colorway and contrasting black laces
– It had “6IX” branding on the tongue
– Are one-of-one PEs and unreleased

2015

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JORDAN 10 RETRO WHITE & BLACK OVO
The first official release of a Jordan Brand x OVO Drake shoes
– BLACK and WHITE colorways with featured gold accents
– Complete stingray leather
– The WHITE pair dropped in the Fall while the BLACK dropped towards the end during the NBA All-Star Weekend
– Retail Price: $225
– Average Resale: $338 (Black) and $470 (White)

2016

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JORDAN 6 RETRO HOT 100s
These drake shoes feature a super clean pair of Air Jordan 6 Lows
– Featured a “VIEWS” printing on the outsoles
– Celebrates Drake’s fourth major studio album “Hot 100s”
– It was a special one-of-one PE 

JORDAN 12 RETRO WHITE OVO
– The Jordan 12 Retro OVO dropped in both WHITE and BLACK colorways
– Featured complete stingray leather
– Drake gave away pairs to fan on Drake Night with the Toronto Raptors
– The WHITE pair dropped in Fall of 2016 and the BLACK dropped in the NBA All-Star Weekend
– Retail Price: $225
– Average Resale: $1032

JORDAN 12 OVO HYDRO SLIDES
– Considering Slides have become so popular, it’s only natural that Drake shoes include slides too!
– The Hydro Slides featured OVO logo embroidered in gold on the cross-straps
– A crisp white base similar to the Jordan 12s
– Retail Price: $65
– Average Resale: $282

2017

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JORDAN 1 DRAKE AIR
These Drake shoes dropped during his Boy Meets World tour in Australia and New Zealand
– He got them from customizer @Bespoke_IND during a tour stop in Melbourne
– They feature a Canadian-flag inspired colorway

JORDAN TRUNNER LX OVO
These Drake shoes featured an offbeat model – the Nike Trunner LX
– It was a limited release which coincided with the opening of a flagship Jordan store in Toronto
– Featured a white, gold, and black OVO color scheme
– Only 280 pairs released
– Retail Price: $140
– Average Resale: $426

JORDAN 12 RETRO BLACK OVO
Another Jordan 12 Retro release
– This release featured a black on black colorway
– Premium black nubuck, black stingray overlays, and OVO branding on the outsoles and insoles
– It dropped during the NBA All-Star Weekend
– Retail Price: $225
– Average Resale: $557

JORDAN 8 CALIPARI
Drake shoes that show his love for his adopted college alma mater and coach, John Calipari
– It featured two Air Jordan 8 Retros called the CALIPARI PACK in BLACK and WHITE
– The BLACK featured nubuck uppers while the WHITE featured leather
– They both had Kentucky blue accents and the OVO owl on the heel tab
– Both sneakers have not been released

2018

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JORDAN 8 RETRO BLACK OVO
These Drake shoes featured a pack of BLACK and WHITE (seems like a pattern for Drake)
– They dropped during the NBA All-Star Weekend
– Both models feature gold accents around the heel and the OVO owl on the heel tab
– They dropped on the SNKRS App in an impossible release
– Retail Price: $225
– Average Resale: $424 (White) and $352 (Black)

JORDAN 14 GOD’S PLAN
One of the most legendary Drake shoes of all the OVO collaborations
– It featured white leather with Storm Blue uppers – an ode to the Kentucky Wildcats
– OVO stitching on the heel and a gold owl logo on the tongue
– It never hit the shelves. Sadly.

2019

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– These Jordans featured the Toronto team colors of black, purple, and red
– It had the infamous Air bubble unit
– It had Drake’s signature sketched on the tongue tags which was removed on the retail version
– Around this time, rumors circulated that Drake was leaving Nike for Adidas… Yikes!
– Eventually it dropped in August 2018 then restocked in 2019 (exclusively). But, the restock did feature Drake’s signature!
– Retail Price: $200
– Average Resale: $401

2020

Jordan 4 OVO SPLATTER - 2020 - ANB BlogJORDAN 4 OVO SPLATTER
The SPLATTER colorway was a 1989 sample colorway that never dropped
– Only the true sneaker collectors know about it
– In 2020, an OVO-branded sample landed in Sotheby’s auction
– It feature the owl logo inside the heel tab and insoles with OVO/6 God markings
– It has a reselling price of $32,000

2021

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LOW x DRAKE OVO
The 2021 Drake shoes might be our favorite ones yet – including the Nike Air Force 1 Low x Drake OVO
– It is a special pair that had a reported release in 2021 (ain’t gonna happen)
– Mockups include a clean white Air Force 1 with the OVO owl on the heel

NIKE x NOCTA HOT STEP AIR TERRA DRAKE
These Drake shoes feature a Nike collaboration with Drake’s sublabel, NOCTA
A chunky sneaker with sleep white uppers that look a lot like Kanye’s Yeezy 700s!
– It has perforated leather uppers and a visible yellow air unit at the heel
– They also feature metallic silver accents and a NOCTA logo on the tongue
– It has an anticipated 2021 release, but we think it’ll join the 2022 lineup
– Expected Retail: $150

NIKE AIR FORCE 1 CLB
Finally, the Nike Air Force 1 Certified Lover Boy – a classic sneaker with an elevated touch
– It features a white on white colorway with premium smooth leather
– Also, it has a “Love You Forever” writing on the midsole instead of the Nike Air branding
– And, it has heartthrob heart-studded outsoles instead of the usual star-speckled ones
– Expected release date 2021, but we also think it’ll be joining the 2022 lineup!

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