Nike, in collaboration with RTFKT, has unveiled its first trainers for the metaverse: the Nike Cryptokicks. The NFTs are available on OpenSea and traded for over 2.9 ETH, the equivalent of €8,500.
Nike and RTFKT launch new NFT trainers for the metaverse
Nike and the newly acquired NFT company, RTFKT Studios, have developed the first NFTs of Nike Cryptokicks, the new trainers for the metaverse. Here is the video showing the different models.
RTFKT, together with Nike CryptoKicks, introduce the future of Sneakers, powered by Skin Vial tech
Welcome to 2052 : 🌐👟🧪 pic.twitter.com/7449L79Bf4
— RTFKT Studios (@RTFKTstudios) April 22, 2022
“RTFKT, together with Nike CryptoKicks, introduce the future of Sneakers, powered by Skin Vial tech. Welcome to 2052”.
These are the very first sneaker models, designed by the global sportswear and footwear giant, for the feet in the metaverse.
Cryptokicks are available on OpenSea and are already trading for 2.9 ETH, the equivalent of almost €8,500.
Nike Cryptokicks and Skin Vial technology
The new Nike Cryptokicks can be customized with eight skins created by RTFKT’s community of artists and contributors.
Each skin can be applied to the virtual shoe by changing the “Skin Vial” that changes the look of the sneakers, with a wider range of “vials” to be launched in future drops.
Some of the “Skin Vials” are already on OpenSea, even at prices below 1 ETH, although one in particular, the Skin Vial Evo ALN is being auctioned at a minimum price of 558 ETH, more than $1.5 million, obviously with no bids found.
Recently, Nike also launched Nikeland, its shop in the Roblox metaverse, which seems to be having great success. In addition to the number of visitors reaching 7 million in its first 5 months since launch, it also marks an increase in revenue from digital activities in general.
STEPN with ASICS and the launch of its NFT trainers on Binance Marketplace
Staying in the sports footwear sector, STEPN, the Web3.0 lifestyle app, has another piece of news with the launch of its limited edition NFT trainers co-branded with ASICS.
The NFT trainers were minted on the BNB chain, and the collection was launched exclusively on the Binance NFT Marketplace.
Welcome @Stepnofficial who will be soon launching on BNB Chain 🧡
Get moving and earn rewards🏃https://t.co/giSSqDoBEf
— BNB Chain 🔶 (@BNBCHAIN) April 21, 2022
“#MoveToEarn on #BNBchain? YES! Welcome @Stepnofficial who will be soon launching on BNB Chain. Get moving and earn rewards”.
STEPN is the app that rewards users with cryptocurrencies for moving (walking, jogging or running) outdoors. All you need to do is download the app and purchase an NFT and start moving immediately to start earning tokens.
The co-branded STEPN and ASICS has garnered significant interest from the community, with over 195,000 participants and tickets signed up. Commenting on this, Joe Pace, ASICS business development manager commented:
“Asics is committed to inspiring people to have a sound mind in a sound body and we aspire to apply technology in thoughtful ways to advance that mission. Our partnership with Stepn and their world-class team is designed to encourage the Web3 community to step away from their screens and get walking, jogging, and running outdoors. The Stepn app is an incredible feat of technological innovation and we believe that Asics’ immediate and long-term collaborations with them will help millions across the world achieve a sound mind in a sound body”.