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Exclusive adidas NFT Drop Of Digital And Physical Products Announced

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Indigo Herz, Our Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT © adidas

The latest company to jump on the NFT bandwagon is adidas, as of today, they announce their intent for Web3 Into The Metaverse: An exclusive NFT drop of Digital And Physical products.

Erika Wykes-Sneyd – VP of Brand Communications, adidas Originals:

“We’ve embarked on the new age of originality, we said from the very beginning that if we’re going to be the brand that’s going to stand for, represent and help push the values of this new generation into the world, then we must move at the speed of culture.”

“This goes back to the principles of adidas, where we embrace the edge, open the door for the new and act with rebellious optimism.”

“We designed those principles back in April, the same time we were studying the values of web3 that really holds and galvanize the community around this new open metaverse environment.”

“And both were so parallel that we believed we should organize Originals to participate with this new generation.”

“This is where people spend their time, how they want to express themselves and what’s going to force brands to act in ways that no one’s comfortable with yet, and it is already in our DNA to be a true collaborator brand.”

“We would be first, we would be ambitious, we would pave the way in a way that’s equitable, fair and inclusive.”

Tareq Nazlawy – Senior Director Digital, adidas:

“The opportunity with the Metaverse is it creates infinite possibilities for us to connect, create and belong.”

“And it’s especially that belonging part that we focused on initially. This has been a massive learning journey for us at adidas, working with the communities that surround G Money, Pixel Vault and the Bored Apes Yacht Club.”

“These communities aren’t collecting hyped-up tokens, they have a stake in the future of that community, and I think we can learn something about that.” 

“When we think about the role that we can play as a brand to be that trusted friend of our members looking to join this space.”

“In essence, how can we help our current members, get educated, informed and show them the way?”

CREATED WITH NFT PIONEERS BORED APE YACHT CLUB, THE TEAM BEHIND THE PUNK’S COMIC AND GMONEY, THE COLLECTION WAS BUILT WITH THE EXPERTISE OF METAVERSE COMMUNITIES

 Gordon Goner and Gargamel – Co-Founders of Bored Apes Yacht Club:

“adidas has a storied history of marking iconic moments and cultural shifts. By adidas embracing the open metaverse, it signals a shift in granting stake to communities who participate in sport and culture. We hope this marks a shift in brands inviting creators to pioneer with us.”

Sean Gearin (GFunk) – Founder of Pixel Vault:

“I like how organically it happened. It was always about exploring this new space, new opportunity, new method of expressing oneself.”

“The team here has been just as curious every step of the way. Watching the narrative change and shaping a project together has I think been an accurate reflection of our collective beliefs and what we all see for the future of this sort of decentralized metaverse, whatever that may be.”

gmoney:

“We’ve seen a lot of rallying around what adidas has been doing with regards to people creating their own iterations and fan art.” 

“I think if people weren’t stoked about what was happening, you wouldn’t see that outpour of love.”

“Not just NFTs, but like in culture too, this is a monumental shift in strategy from a major brand that everyone in the world recognizes. And to me, that’s super cool, because adidas is paving the way for other brands to follow suit.”

THE NFT WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO VIRTUAL WEARABLES FOR BLOCKCHAIN-BASED GAMING WORLD THE SANDBOX, PLUS PHYSICAL PRODUCT TO MATCH AVAILABLE FOR INTO THE METAVERSE NFT OWNERS IN 2022

Andrea Nieto – Senior Designer Future, adidas:

“We always seek to be a community first, born from culture, and to do what Originals does.”

“That is what led us to gmoney, Pixel Vault and the Bored Apes Yacht Club. You can’t say you’re doing stuff with a community if you just partner up with one person.”

“So, it had to be more than one, which makes this a lot more beautiful, but also more complex.”

“We’re recreating what we do in the physical world. What I’m really excited about is how we’re going to start to separate and even eliminate gravity when we think of a garment and how it drapes, to also then aesthetics informing back to the physical shape of a product.”

“We are keen to be more explorative in digital and be more mindful about the world with everything we do with physical product because we know the impact to the planet, and we’re committed to minimizing that.”

THE NFTS ARE ON SALE ON DECEMBER 17 AT ADIDAS.COM/METAVERSE.

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