A year after his first collaboration with 19 different artists,
Nike acquired RTFKT last December and leverages the latest game engines, NFTs, blockchain authentication and augmented reality to create one-of-a-kind virtual products and experiences.
In March 2021, RTFKT Studios launched their “Space Drip” project, where RTFKT curated 18 native NFT artists and gave them the opportunity to create custom sneakers of their own design. Paris Hilton was brought in as the 19th artist and created a special character design that could be acquired by collecting all of the other designs.
RTFKT Space Drip x Nike Air Force 1: BEN MAURO
Humbled and honored to be part of the Space Drip project with @RTFKT last year, and seeing all of our designs become personalized @Nike The Air Force 1 shoes exceed my wildest dreams! A big congratulations to everyone involved!??✨ pic.twitter.com/dn9LHffYmd
—Ben Mauro (@BenMauroArt) May 24, 2022
watching this shoe spinning is surreal, a real dream come true? https://t.co/XPkw9haOCt
— hateful (@todayodious) May 22, 2022
First of all, I would like to thank all @RTFKT team for helping me achieve one of my dreams! Beyond grateful!
I dedicate this achievement to one of my brothers who is no longer there. This one’s for you Brook.
Ps. The other shoe is completely different? https://t.co/JULiAYK503
— Zaid Kirdsey (@Jruffhouse) May 21, 2022
Now, RTFKT has translated these sneaker NFTs into the real world.
RTFKT co-founder Steven Vasilev Zaptio outlined his goal of allowing artists to express their vision through sneakers as an “artistic medium”.
“Traditionally, landing a sneaker collaboration is very difficult and reserved only for the most acclaimed and outstanding creatives,” he explained.
“Breaking down barriers and democratizing shoemaking will allow the next wave of artists to bring new creativity and vision to the space,” he added. in a tweet. “RTFKT is here to empower the next generation of creators.”
Currently, the NFT is going through its forging phase – physically and digitally evolving its usefulness, whereby people can use their previously purchased Sneaker NFT to exchange a physical counterpart until December 6th. Interested collectors can view the forging collections on OpenSea.
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