RTFKT Drops First-Ever Physical Nike Web3 Sneaker with Move-to-Earn

Finally, crypto enthusiasts in the United States can try on real-life crypto kicks inspired by the futuristic Nike Mag.

Shadow of a man walking with Nike sneakers on clouds next to a man sitting on a rock

RTFKT, the Web3 subsidiary of Nike, is getting ready to launch its first physical Web3 sneaker. Aiming to combine the physical and digital worlds, the bi-dimensional product takes inspiration from the legendary Nike Mag.

The ’90s icon was released around the same time Back to the Future II hit cinemas. Nike Mag’s Web3 version, the Cryptokicks iRL, is the first advanced smart sneaker that includes such features as:

  • Walking detection
  • Gesture control
  • Wireless charging
  • Auto lacing
  • Haptic feedback
  • Enhanced lightning
  • Move-to-Earn

How to get Cryptokicks iRL

The new Nike X RTFKT sneakers are limited to 19,000 copies. Four colors can be chosen – Stone, Ice, Blackout, and Space Matter. Firstly, the NFT enthusiasts looking to grab some of the Cryptokicks iRL will have to register on RTFKT and connect their crypto wallet. Registration opens on December 7th, 2022. According to the official website, the minimum requirement is to have at least 0.5 Ethereum (ETH).


However, for those who hold Lace Engine NFTs, there will be a dedicated private mint on December 12th, 2022. Hence, crypto lovers would have to purchase the NFT first, while the physical version of the sneakers will be shipped soon after. Ultimately, every physical Nike Web3 sneaker will have RTFKT’s WM Chip implemented, which connects both the physical and digital products via the RTFKT mobile app.

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Why You Should Care

Nike is the most prominent fashion brand in Web3, having scooped up $185 million in revenue in its debut year through several successful NFT collections.

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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.