Nike and RTFKT are endeavoring to reconcile with Cryptokicks iRL, the “First Native Web3 Sneaker.” Consolidating innovation with the Swoosh’s decades of experience in the industry, the project plans to connect the digital and physical worlds, all in four debut colorways: “Blackout,” “Stone,” “Ice,” and “Space Matter.”
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Cryptokicks iRL 👟⚡️
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— RTFKT (@RTFKT) December 5, 2022
For Lace Engine NFT Holders:
- Blackout: 0.34 ETH
- Stone: 0.38 ETH
- Ice Mag: 0.46 ETH
- Space Matter: 0.76 ETH
The pattern of Cryptokicks iRL, part-roused by Tinker Hatfield’s Air Mag, is generally much the same as Nike’s latest self-lacing sneakers, for example, the Adapt BB 2.0. Getting design cues from the last option — employing a very similar silhouette — the smart shoe features auto-lacing, enhanced lighting, haptic feedback, gesture control, walk detection, app connectivity, AI/ML algorithms, and wireless charging.
Cryptokicks iRL will be restricted to 19,000 sets, with the colorway split to be determined by the collectors themselves. They will be sold as NFTs that can then be recovered for their physical counterparts; a process RTFKT dubs “Forging.”
The usefulness of the sneakers is unlocked through the RTFKT IRL Application. Sneaker buyers can confirm via RTFKT’s World Merging NFC chip, a physical chip in the base of the sneakers. The brand has implied that it will announce IRL quests, where clients could utilize the transition to procure mechanics and draw in fellow community members and Cryptokicks owners.
If you want to secure a pair of any of the four previously mentioned colorways, the public draw is live from now until December 9th, 11 AM ET, on RTFKT.com. To enter, you should have an RTFKT account, a crypto wallet upheld by WalletConnect, a US delivering address, and at any rate, .5 ETH (Generally $616) in your wallet. Just a single entry for every account and wallet address will be permitted.
Because of cutting-edge tech and product guidelines, the Cryptokicks iRL can only be shipped to the United States, which has not been welcomed well among the rest of the community.