Nike’s latest venture, the “Our Force 1” collection, is taking the digital sneaker world by storm. Launched on the .Swoosh Web3 marketplace, this pioneering initiative allows fans to own virtual Air Force 1 sneaker NFTs, placing community involvement at the forefront and setting new standards for digital sneaker projects.
Celebrating an Iconic Sneaker in the Digital Realm
The OF1 collection features two types of virtual sneaker boxes: Classic Remix and New Wave.
Classic Remix boxes draw inspiration from Air Force 1 models between 1982 and 2006, while New Wave boxes showcase designs from 2007 onwards.
Both box types include unique, customized AF1s with nostalgic and futuristic elements. Each virtual sneaker box is priced at $19.82 USD, in honor of the Air Force 1’s debut year. However, Nike has chosen not to accept cryptocurrency for these NFTs.
Involving the .Swoosh Community
Nike plans to airdrop virtual AF1 posters—keys to unlock OF1 box NFTs—to random .Swoosh members. Minting starts on May 8 for these members, and the entire .Swoosh community can purchase OF1 boxes starting May 10.
The OF1 collection gives fans a say in the creative process, featuring four virtual shoe designs from .Swoosh members. Nike designers collaborated with these community members to bring their visions to life on the blockchain.
Leading the Way in Digital Sneakers
Nike’s earlier digital sneaker project, the CryptoKicks collaboration with NFT sneaker studio RTFKT, saw prices exceeding $14,000 on secondary markets.
With the OF1 collection, Nike opts for a more inclusive approach by offering numerous NFTs at a fixed, relatively low price point. This strategy emphasizes community involvement and signals a new era in the digital sneaker market.
The “Our Force 1” NFT collection showcases the potential of NFTs to transform brand engagement and reshape the sneaker industry. By prioritizing community involvement, focusing on sustainability, and exploring augmented reality and virtual spaces, Nike is charting a bold course into the future of digital sneakers.
Unlike the high-priced CryptoKicks, Nike’s OF1 collection offers numerous NFTs at a fixed, relatively low price point, emphasizing community involvement and accessibility.
Nike has included four virtual shoe designs created by .Swoosh community members in the OF1 collection, collaborating with them to bring the designs to life on the blockchain.
The OF1 collection offers Classic Remix and New Wave virtual sneaker boxes, inspired by Air Force 1 models from different time periods.
The “Our Force 1” collection is Nike’s first-ever NFT sneaker drop, featuring virtual Air Force 1 sneaker NFTs on the .Swoosh Web3 community platform.
Minting for selected .Swoosh members begins on May 8, while the entire .Swoosh community can purchase OF1 boxes starting May 10.