• Nike’s web3 subsidiary RTFKT will release a physical NFT shoe on April 24th, 2023.
• The minting event will be open to all holders of Clone X Forging SZN 1 (PRE-FORGE) NFTs.
• The collection also features hoodies, t-shirts and accessories designed by renowned Japanese designer Takashi Murakami.
Nike’s Web3 Subsidiary Set to Release Physical NFT Shoes
American athletic wear giant Nike is set to release a special edition of its iconic Air Force 1 sneaker on 24th April 2023. Through its Web3 subsidiary RTFKT, the company will launch its first physical NFT shoes via a ‘Forge the Future’ minting event which is available for holders of Clone X Forging SZN 1 (PRE-FORGE) NFTs.
Takashi Murakami Designs for Collection
Renowned Japanese designer Takashi Murakami has created exclusive hoodies, sneakers and t-shirts for the collection which are available on secondary markets such as OpenSea. The 3D NFT capsule featuring a shoe model of choice costs 0.21 Ethereum (ETH), currently the cheapest on OpenSea, while other items in the collection cost significantly less than this amount.
Features of Forge The Future Event
The forging event will go live on April 24th and last until May 8th, 2023 with consumers able to claim their 3D NFT capsules featuring their chosen color. Besides this, clone X enthusiasts have been boasting about various stylish and colorful 3D NFTs they have acquired on Twitter ahead of the event.
Real Life Try On Experience
As part of the experience, Nike customers can partake in real life try outs with features such as haptic feedback, auto-lacing and enhanced lightning available on their iconic Air Force 1 kicks. In addition to this, members within RTFKT’s Clone X community are rewarded for their real life walks through new experiences with these virtual shoes.
With $185 million in sales globally so far in 2021, Nike remains as one of most successful fashion brands in Web3 technology despite competing against rivals such as Adidas, Gucci and Puma. As excitement builds among members within RTFKT’s Clone X community ahead of next month’s ‚Forge The Future‘ minting event – it remains to be seen how successful Nike’s first physical NFT shoes venture will be come launch day!