Today while I was going over stock market news trying to hash out how I thought things were going to play out I ran across something that I never dreamed of beforehand. With the huge increase in popularity of NFTs, we have seen an assortment of things come out from Professional athletes trying to capitalize on their image like Patrick Mahomes to Taco Bell and Charmin releases their own NFTs. The classics like CryptoKitties have also seen a resurgence during this time of course.
As a sneakerhead, I started to wonder when someone like Jordan Brand who hope on this trend or some huge custom shoe person like the Shoe Surgeon. When I read about Nike having patents though I was rather interested in this especially because they were granted these patents roughly a year ago before NFTs really even took off. While the idea of Nike dropping shoes via NFTs did not surprise me what did was the details of these patents!
Nike was able to patent what they are calling Cryptokicks that will have the ability to breed to create offspring and can be morphed or mutated to be rebuilt by a virtual object..... Nike is a serious company so never in my wildest dreams would I have expected them to apply for a patent where you breed shoes! I find the whole idea kinda crazy weird personally because of how close to CryptoKitties is to Cryptokicks. They really took the idea of Cryptokitties and made it about shoes. I honestly want to know who at Nike went "ya know what's a good idea.... shoes that breed and have shoe kids!" It is just a bizarre idea and something that really caught me off guard.
Now Nike has not discussed this or given any hints that something like this is in the works to launch publically. They do though own patents for it and it would only make sense that they would develop a game that deals with them. Maybe they are trying to copy the CryptoKitties recipe in hopes that Cryptokicks will take off and be just like it. I personally think that Nike does not need a game or platform that breeds shoes as just releasing Nike branded NTFs would be enough to drive some crazy amount of money to the idea!