CloneX NFT holders will have the opportunity to mint a variety of custom AF1 colorways.
The advent of NFTs and cryptocurrency into our world has caused quite a stir among the select few who despise them or find value in their digital assets tied to the blockchain. 2022 saw just about every major corporation and business step into the metaverse, though crypto as a whole has taken a massive tumble as the calendar passed by. While Nike was taking StockX to court over the use of their products in token NFTs that can be redeemed for physical goods, The Swoosh was working with their in-house web3 studio RTFKT to create a cache of digital goodies for those willing to drop serious cash on mint day. While the duo's partnership remained quiet for some time, their latest collection includes 10 bespoke colorways of the Nike Air Force 1.
Various materials and color palettes make up this eclectic collection of AF1s, including opposing themes like Human and Undead to Demon and Angel. The highlight of this entire capsule would have to be the two Murakami colorways that splash his famous flowers and eyes in the vibrant shades he most often creates atop an all-white leather sneaker. Branding for Nike and RTFKT are present on the upper with the lateral side Swoosh of each colorway home staying true to the OG design while the medial side throws the RTFKT’s lightning bolt logo. Replacing the typical lace dubrae is a DNA artifact The title of the collection, CloneX, is stamped atop the heel tab. Rounding out the design is the AF1 midsole and outsole, the color of which varies from sneaker to sneaker.
The mint for the entire RTFKT x Nike Air Force 1 Low Genesis will be private for those who own a CloneX NFT, which at its lowest is going for around 6.5 Ethereum (approx $10k). As for the price of the kicks, the starting floor price will be .38 Ethereum (approx $600). Unlike the other clothing items in the collection, the RTFKT website states that “Physical sneakers cannot be forged during this forging event,” though a future physical rendition of these kicks is not confirmed or denied at this point. To stay updated on the latest news in sneakers, streetwear, and more, keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app. For a full breakdown on the Nike Air Force 1 as a whole, its history, and more, check out our Nike Air Force 1 Buyers Guide!
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