The sneakers ! Who doesn’t wear one these days? With new trends, the lucrative sneaker resale market nearly exploded last year to over $6 billion. With the immense purchase of the sneakers by the enthusiasts who resell them at gold prices and in limited edition on the secondary markets, the sneakers reach another dimension. Today, the world is moving more and more towards digital with the emergence of Web3 and sneakers are integrating the system with the Metakicks collection.
Sneakers, a favorable option for integration into NFTs?
The sneaker market works in a very simple way: the system of supply and demand. Nowadays, the possession of certain objects determines social class. Thus, holding sneakers in a limited collection and a rare NFT can only be beneficial. The direct effect of this action is the increase in the price of pairs of sneakers on the secondary market, which sell for up to 10 times more than at the original price.
The same goes for some collectors who keep their sneakers without ever wearing them, constantly watching the price on the market and waiting for the right moment to resell them at incredible prices. Their integration into NFTs therefore makes sense when you know that NFTs sell for millions every week.
According to Sneakmart, a mobile application dedicated to streetwear, buying sneakers to collect them and resell them later at exponential prices is very much like digital commerce. Thus for the French start-up which has assimilated this phenomenon quite well, the sneaker market is very similar to a piece of digital art or any NFT which is bought to be resold later at a much higher price. .
According to Anthony Debrant CEO and Founder of Sneakmart: “ “Sneaker addicts” like to collect and wear a lot of sneakers. Everyone loves sneakers these days, everyone wears them. With Metakicks we want to give the opportunity to start collecting digital sneakers through unique designs “.
In the same vein, the Nike company acquired “RTFKT”, a start-up that sells accessories in the form of NFTs and digital sneakers for several thousand dollars, for several million dollars. This initiative turns out to be good news for Metakicks by Sneakmart, which is aiming for another launch for its collection.
Not only does it intend to sell its NFTs at a very affordable price on the primary market, but in addition, it integrates the mystery box system which, until now, had never been used for the sale of digital sneakers.
Thanks to this initiative, Metakicks easily stands out in the market. The mystery box system indicates that the buyer will not know which pair they are buying. He is free to open it or keep it as it is. You will therefore be able to get some during the first delivery because approximately 6250 will be available.
Unique designs made by sneaker enthusiasts
To complete its collection and encourage all sneaker addicts to join its collection, a team of sneaker lovers has designed 15 sneaker designs with different textures, shapes, materials and colors, all animated in 3D with a background also in 3D.
These designs, which will be randomly distributed in the mystery boxes, will be classified according to several levels of rarity. There will be 4 in all. Namely: epic, super rare, the rare level and finally, normal. The designs will be distributed as follows: 4 models of the super rare level, 5 “normal” models, 1 “epic” and 5 “rare” models.
The particularity of this collection is that each pair comes from its own universe. Thus, each owner will be able to enjoy a unique piece. In addition, some designs will benefit from a unique edition with the effigy of certain celebrities as shown in the 1 on 1 edition representing Didier Drogba, the former international footballer. Another initiative that will appeal to football fans who will be able to get some to run the stadiums in the metaverse.
When purchasing your Mystery Box, you win more than just a digital pair, you also get a real pair of sneakers. But not just any pair! This is one of the hottest pairs out there. You can therefore find yourself in possession of a Nike Dunk Low, Jordan 1 High, Yeezy 350 or Jordan 4.
Sneakmart goes even further! For even more attraction, the lucky ones will be able to come into possession of one of the two pairs of Jordan or the pair of Jordan High Dior in collaboration with Travis Scott. Can you imagine winning a pair of sneakers worth more than $15,000 for free? In addition, the winners of these physical sneakers have the opportunity to choose their size and international deliveries will be made at no additional cost.
As a result, you have a 4% chance of winning a pair of physical hype sneakers which is about 10 times more likely than if you want to buy limited edition sneakers on the day of their release. For more suspense, the winners will only have the possibility to discover their Metakicks pair when they open the box and at the same time, check if they win a physical pair.
The objective of the collection is to bring together the digital and physical universes in order to make sneakers addicts, the precursors of a new trend. Normally, all the owners of the pieces of the Metakicks collection will be able to enjoy many advantages and will integrate the sneakmart community. They can also, if they wish, take part in the international development of the collection. In the long term, the NFT Metakicks will give exclusive access to the Sneakmart application and these may be able to be used in all the metaverses which are currently still in development.
What is Sneakmart?
Before learning more about the Metakicks collection, it is important to know and understand Sneakmart. Sneakmart is the very first community marketplace dedicated entirely to streetwear and everything that goes with it. Namely: sneakers, accessories and clothing.
Created in the form of a mobile application on Android and iOS, Sneakmart is a start-up launched in France in January 2021. Today, the platform already has more than 130,000 French-speaking members who meet to discuss a subject that interests them. close to heart: streetwear / sneakers. However, the community is also used by them to carry out transactions for the sale or purchase of sneakers without constraints.
Sneakmart CEO and Founder Anthony Debrant explains: “At Sneakmart, we are passionate. We started Sneakmart for a reason and that reason is the love we have for sneakers. We’ve been collecting, buying and selling sneakers since we were kids. Today, with Metakicks, we want to offer sneaker lovers the opportunity to enter the Metaverse with something they really love: sneakers”.
For the moment, the young French start-up intends to expand its activities in other countries. But above all, it intends to become the first community marketplace for physical streetwear, but above all digital through NFTs.
The sale of the NFT Metakicks will be done in two stages. First, a first strike of 2,000 mystery boxes for the whitelist, called the early bird sale, will sell for $100 apiece on Saturday, January 22, 2022. As for the second part of the sale, the remaining boxes will be available on January 28. 2022 for a price of 150 dollars each. The place of purchase? On the official Sneakmart website.
While waiting for the dates of the sale, you can now join the large Sneakmart community on Discord, Twitter Where instagram. Or, go directly to the application to follow the evolution of the start-up and above all, to not miss any future projects!
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