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Digital Sneakers in the Metaverse: Nike Makes the First Move

By December 18, 2021May 26th, 2022NFTs

Digital Sneakers in the Metaverse I - AIO BotWe’ve recently talked about the virtual crypto world, NFT sneakers, and how Nike made its first move towards digital sneakers. And now, we’re here to go even deeper into sneakers in the Metaverse!

We’re here to give you an exclusive tour on all things related to the world of virtual footwear in the Metaverse. Considering that Nike has already made a move towards the virtual, it’s only a matter of time. The same thing is happening with Nike’s D2C offense – as soon as the Swoosh started it, the Three Stripes followed. It’s just how things work here! Anything that the most popular brand in the world does, sets a tone for the rest!

So, it’s all about how much time we have left to be a part of digital sneakers in the Metaverse. However, if copping virtual kicks doesn’t sound like your thing, you can always rely on sneaker botting. It will always remain one of the most guaranteed and surefire ways to make money online. You can’t always live in the virtual world! So, you’re gonna need sneakers to flex, kicks to wear, and shoes to flip! Sometimes the better, safer option is to stick to what you know and love – sneaker copping! Click on the button below to learn more! 

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DIGITAL SNEAKERS IN THE METAVERSE

WHAT IS THE METAVERSE?

Sneakers_ On Podium - AIO BotSo, before we jump right into digital sneakers in the Metaverse, we need to talk. This is going to be like the birds and the bees talk of the virtual world. So, what is the Metaverse? Is it a video game, Facebook’s last shred of hope of staying alive, or a more invasive version of Zoom?

In short, the Metaverse doesn’t exist – technically speaking. After all, we’re talking completely about a completely virtual, digital place! The term “METAVERSE” itself isn’t new at all actually. Neal Stephenson coined the term in his 1992 novel Snow Crash

But, although they share a name, the real Metaverse isn’t the same. To make it a bit more clear, the Metaverse is a more sophisticated and advanced version of the internet. It is a network of real-time 3D worlds and simulations. It is a space where you can create and explore without the physical limitations of space.

IS FORTNITE LIKE A METAVERSE TOO?

Sneakers in the Metaverse - NIKELAND - AIO BotSo, now that we’ve technically told you what the Metaverse is, you’re probably wondering. Is Fortnite a part of the Metaverse? Or Facebook Horizon? Yes and no. These types of video games or platforms are pieces of a larger interconnected Metaverse. It’s just like the internet – a product of numerous companies all interconnected in endless virtual space!

Just like Google makes up a huge chunk of our Internet usage, that doesn’t mean it IS the Internet! For starters, it isn’t the only online search engine available but it does build huge parts of the Internet. There are so many companies out there – like Roblox, Nvidia, Unity, and more – building the infrastructure of the Metaverse.

In other words, we think the Metaverse is our escape or line of connection for the future. A global pandemic put us all at home, social distancing for two years! The Metaverse is a place where you can continue on all social interactions safely! You can go shopping, brunching, and even cop digital sneakers here! 

DIGITAL SNEAKERS IN THE METAVERSE

Roblox Podium - AIO BotSo, what are YOU wearing in the Metaverse? Did you actually think Nike and Adidas are gonna leave you virtually high and dry? Heck no! Our favorite sneaker brands are making their moves and claiming their place in the virtual world. Just like they have in reality. And, guess who’s on the virtual throne too?

The Swoosh. Big whoop… Is it even much of a surprise that Nike would be the first one to mark its virtual territory? Digital sneakers definitely sound like the next innovative step for Nike.

And just to further cement this idea, Nike recently bought the digital sneakers company RTFKT for an undisclosed amount. Alongside digital sneakers, Nike also launched an online game zone on Roblox called Nikeland! A place where fans can create their own avatars and play sports in virtual space. 

At the beginning of December, Adidas also announced their dive into the Metaverse with  @BoredApeYC, @gmoneyNFT, and @punkscomic. They also invested in Animoca’s open-world blockchain game, The Sandbox. And, also announced their partnership with Coinbase in a very cryptic Tweet. See here. So, does this mean there will be a specific piece of land in the Metaverse where you can cop NFT Adidas Originals?

Although Adidas has not YET announced what the NFTs are exactly. But, they have confirmed that each NFT will cost around 0.2 ETH and grant owners tons of benefits!

THE FUTURE FOR SNEAKERHEADS

It’s awesome to see how sneaker brands always take part in all types of innovative technology! Digital sneakers might just be the future of virtual living! However, as much as we don’t like to admit it, we gotta face reality. See what we did there?

Like, yeah it would be absolutely sick to live a whole life in a virtual made-up world. But, at some point, we gotta wake up and smell the coffee. The REAL coffee. So, yeah, digital sneakers are cool. However, nothing beats the feel, smell, and flex of a nice, crip new sneaker. In short, digital sneakers are the trend of the season, but sneaker copping is 4LIFE!