The much-anticipated IRL Cryptokick Sneakers are almost here, and Nike’s RTFKT Studios gives us a sneak peek through a video from SneakerCon.
Many followers already have shown their disappointment at the preview, with many hoping that they are not the finished modek. However, despite this, it’s still an extremely exciting concept and another move of NFTs into the mainstream.
The RTFKT Cryptokicks
Looking at the RTFKT Cryptokick Sneakers model, similarities can be seen in comparison to the 2015 Nike Air Mags (created to celebrate Back to the Future Day) due to their futuristic look, and grey/silver/teal colourway. They could also be comparable with some of Nike’s basketball sneaker models, too.
Through the SneakerCon-published video, some have speculated that the shoe may feature Nike’s Adapt technology, a feature that is self-lacing, again inspired by Back to the Future’s Air Mag.
There is not yet an official release date, however, Sole Retriever has reported that we can expect to see the IRL sneakers in the Holiday season of this year. The sneakers will retail for $300. They also mentioned that it is likely that users will need to own an RTFKT NFT of some kind in order to purchase the groundbreaking innovation.
This will surely be RTFKT’s first of many in-real-life sneakers that they will launch. They have a few silhouettes to produce based on their already launched NFTs, alone.
Their Audience’s Reaction
Unfortunately, despite the cool concept, RTFKT’s fanbase hasn’t been too keen upon seeing the initial leak of the RTFKT Cryptokick Sneakers. It remains unconfirmed what stage the product is at.
“After collecting so many cryptokicks, I am really disappointed by this, I hope it’s a very very early edition.“, commented one user.
Another Twitter user said: “This ain’t it. These are Nike adapts basically. No sneakerhead is wearing those. And this is mad confusing for anyone who bought cryptokicks dunks. Cause this ain’t a dunk and it’s being labelled as cryptokicks. Pretty disappointed.”