Nike CryptoKicks NFT sneakers are for the metaverse fashion conscious

By: Philippa Axinous | 26.04.2022, 15:20
Nike CryptoKicks NFT sneakers are for the metaverse fashion conscious

If you are a sneakerhead, you should be prepared for the coolest sneakers in your virtual world. The Nike CryptoKicks are the perfect shoes for your metaverse. And yes, don’t forget to lace them up while strolling in VR!

Nike previously filed seven trademark applications related to metaverse, which clearly shows their love for virtual assets and the current pop culture. In line with this future vision, the American multinational acquired RTFKT Studios, a digital fashion and 3D creation studio in December 2021. Now the first nectar of their creation is out for all to see. Yes, you know where this going, right?

Designer: RTFKT Studios

Nike and RTFKT’s first digital sneakers have been released and they call them the Nike CryptoKicks. This design is based on Nike Dunk Genesis’ sneaker and represents Nike’s first foray into NFTs and the metaverse. RTFKT calls this the “Future of Sneakers”, and we agree with that description. Nike did hint at their interest in crafting digital sneakers and wearables back in November 2021, so after all this reveal isn’t a major surprise for keen followers.

People with the RTFKT’s MNLTH digital box, NFT. It was given away for free to Clone-X users. A mystery surrounded the MNLTH cube’s contents, but now we have a clue. You can show off the digital wearables in metaverse worlds by switching their looks via collectible Skin Vials. For starters, the EVO X collection will kick off with eight different skins which can be beefed up with drip upgrades and special powers.

This virtual dunk silhouette gets an uber-futuristic bump-up with the metallic parts, a noticeably modified sole unit, and the paneling to match the swapping around of the screens for customization. The CryptoKicks sneaker will be among the future releases. We can also expect that the skins library will grow rapidly.

As Nike said at the launch of the CryptoKicks, “Nike is focused on potential ways to use blockchain technology to serve our consumers in the athletic footwear, apparel and equipment space. The MNLTH is just the start to a future of serving athletes in this space.”