LeBron’s Nike RTFKT Kicks Up Demand as Lakers Double Lead

Sports and crypto aficionados on Twitter want to forge a piece of LeBron’s Nike RTFKT sneakers, but it’s not easy.

Lebron James rocking RTFKT x NIKE Air Force 1 Low in a basketball court.
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  • RTFKT NFTs soar in trading volume on OpenSea after LAL beats GSW.
  • RTFKT x Nike Air Force 1 – Genesis NFT floor price doubled since mint.
  • LeBron James has never lost a game wearing RTFKT x Nike Air Force 1s.

As LeBron James led his team to a 3-1 lead against the current champions Golden State Warriors with 27 points, his pair of black Nike Air Force 1 Genesis RTFKT shoes served as a lucky charm. Indeed, King James rocked the RTFKT version of Nike Air Force 1s, only available by purchasing an NFT on Ethereum (ETH). 

LeBron is yet to lose a game wearing the NFT sneakers. Last night, he racked up 27 points with the black and red RTFKT Nike Air Force Genesis NFT sneakers, resulting in 22 points and 11 rebounds to clinch the win.

RTFKT Nike Air Force 1 Genesis Soars in Trading Volume

Following last night’s victory, the lucky charm NFT sneakers became a hot topic on Crypto Twitter. The RTFKT Genesis NFT price soared to 0.3899 Ethereum (ETH), equivalent to $720. The 3D NFT capsules went for $360 – $400 on launch in March and are limited to 1776 pieces. Following the news, RTFKT extended the initial mint until noon EST on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.


While the limited edition NFT sneakers resemble the authentic style of the Nike Air Force 1s Genesis series, the NFT sneaker has various smart features. To illustrate, the Nike X RTFKT collab is pioneering haptic feedback, auto-lacing, enhanced lightning on shoes, and Move-to-Earn functionality.

Nike’s attempt at merging the real world with the metaverse is a great success. The American athletic fashion behemoth topped main rivals Adidas, Nike, Gucci, and Puma combined in NFT sales last year.

On The Flipside

  • According to earlier statements by RTFKT, physical sneakers can only be shipped to the United States.
  • The physical sneakers from the RTFKT Genesis mint can only be redeemed until May 8th, 2023.

Why You Should Care

Nike is one of the most successful fashion brands to enter Web3 ventures.


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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.