RTFKT’s “Space Drip” Is Forging IRL NFT Sneakers


A year after his first collaboration with 19 different artists, NikeRTFKT’s Web3 studio is now democratizing footwear design by offering each of its artists their own official line of Space Drip Air Force 1 sneakers.

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.

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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