RTFKT’s ‘Space Drip’ Is Turning NFT Designs Into Real-World Sneakers

19 artists created digital sneakers that can now be redeemed for real-world pairs.

NFT
7,425 Hypes 3 Comments

A year after its initial collaboration with 19 different artists, Nike’s Web3 studio RTFKT is now democratizing footwear creation by giving each one of its artists their own official RTFKT Space Drip x Nike Air Force 1 sneaker line.

Nike acquired RTFKT last December and leverages the latest in-game engines, NFTs, blockchain authentication, and augmented reality to create one-of-a-kind virtual products and experiences.

In March 2021, RTFKT Studios launched its “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 on 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 in the real world.

RTFKT co-founder Steven Vasilev Zaptio emphasized his goal of enabling artists to express their vision through sneakers as “an artistic medium.”

“Traditionally, landing a sneaker collab is very difficult and reserved for only the most acclaimed & notable creatives,” he explained.

“Removing barriers and democratizing footwear creation will allow the next wave of artists to bring new creativity & vision to the space,” he added in a tweet. “RTFKT is here to empower the next generation of creators.”

Currently, the NFT is undergoing its forging phase — physically and digitally evolving its utility, whereby people can use their previously-purchased Sneaker NFT to redeem a physical counterpart, which closed on June 15. Interested collectors can check out the digital versions forging collections on OpenSea.

In other news, FTX Says It Might Be Interested in a Partnership With Robinhood.

For more news about blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and Web3, visit Hypemoon.com.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Sean Wotherspoon Teases His Take on the adidas Orketro
Footwear

Sean Wotherspoon Teases His Take on the adidas Orketro

Continuing his trend of colorful looks.

Banksy Named Honorary Professor at University for the Creative Arts
Art

Banksy Named Honorary Professor at University for the Creative Arts

Though, the title is merely symbolic.

Ten C Updates Its Technical Portfolio for SS23
Fashion

Ten C Updates Its Technical Portfolio for SS23

Featuring transparent resin nylon jackets, parkas and more.

New Balance Preps Its Popular 550 Model With Minty Accents
Footwear

New Balance Preps Its Popular 550 Model With Minty Accents

A seasonally-friendly palette for the hoops-turned-lifestyle shoe.

Stüssy Partners With Cactus Plant Flea Market on Prismatic Summer Capsule
Fashion

Stüssy Partners With Cactus Plant Flea Market on Prismatic Summer Capsule

Dominated by loud graphics and inventive branding motifs.


MADE x PayPal Celebrates Emerging NY Designers With Two-Day Event
Fashion

MADE x PayPal Celebrates Emerging NY Designers With Two-Day Event

Showcasing SS23 collections from Whensmokeclears, K.NGSLEY, Bed On Water and more.

Nike Shares Another Fall-Ready Colorway of the ISPA Link
Footwear

Nike Shares Another Fall-Ready Colorway of the ISPA Link

Another of the initially teased ISPA Link colorways makes its debut.

FACETASM x My G-SHOCK Offer Three Interchangeable Watches
Watches

FACETASM x My G-SHOCK Offer Three Interchangeable Watches

The collaborative watches have been created exclusively for the Japanese market.

Babyface Announces New Album 'Girls' Night Out' Featuring Ari Lennox, Kehlani and More
Music

Babyface Announces New Album 'Girls' Night Out' Featuring Ari Lennox, Kehlani and More

Set for release on October 29.

Niantic Is Creating an All-World NBA Game
Gaming

Niantic Is Creating an All-World NBA Game

Expected to launch during the next NBA season on iOS and Android.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.