The world of digital collectibles isn’t disappearing anytime soon, and Nike’s enjoying the ride. Recently, the North American sportswear behemoth unveiled a special Air Force 1 collection with RTFKT, which includes a first-time collaboration with Takashi Murakami.
Custom sneakers inspired by the Japanese artist’s colorful motifs have previously made rounds across the internet, but the upcoming collection brings them to official sneaker form for the first time. Two different Nike Air Force 1 styles will be available – “Murakami Drip” and “Murakami DNA” – as highly-limited digital collectibles (4,349 copies in total between both options). Owners of the non-fungible tokens (NFT) will be able to forge their virtual collectible for a physical copy of the Murakami Air Force 1s.
At the time of this writing, pricing on the OpenSea platform for the digital collectibles is as follows: 0.51 ETH (approximately $963.50 USD) for the “Murakami Drip”; 4.99 ETH (approx. $9,427.16 USD) for the “Murakami DNA.” Both styles feature a standard Air Force 1 sole unit, although the uppers are covered in multi-colored patterns by Murakami. Each collectible also includes RTFKT bolt and Nike swoosh logos, and Clone X lace dubraes.
Enjoy a closer look at the pairs ahead, as you anticipating the collaboration’s forging period between April 24 and May 8.
For more sneaker news, check out the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Olive” launching on April 26.
Photos via RTFKT