Update: Adidas Cancels Sneaker NFT Collaboration With FEWOCiOUS

The Adidas Originals x FEWOCiOUS collection was meant to include an NFT and a physical Adidas Originals Campus 00’s sneaker designed by the 20-year-old artist.

AccessTimeIconJun 13, 2023 at 3:41 p.m. UTC
Updated Jun 21, 2023 at 5:17 p.m. UTC
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Editor’s Note:

On June 21, Adidas announced in its Discord channel that it was putting its collaboration with FEWOCiOUS on hold. The artist was recently accused of sexual misconduct. The following article was written before the news emerged.

- Rosie Perper, Deputy Managing Editor, Web3

Non-fungible token (NFT) artist FEWOCiOUS has teamed up with Adidas Originals on a new digital NFT release linked to real-life sneakers.

According to the drop's website, the Adidas Originals x FEWOCiOUS collection is a "harmonious collision of perspectives" that includes an NFT and an artist-designed physical Adidas Originals Campus 00’s sneaker. Beginning on June 22, a supply of 4,500 Trefoil Flower Mint Passes will become available for mint on OpenSea.

The presale release will be segmented into allowlist tiers. Tier One will give early access and a discounted price to holders of at least one ALTS by Adidas NFT with DECOS ALT[er] Ego, ALTS by Adidas NFT with SOLES ALT[er] Ego or FEWOCiOUS x FewoWorld: Paint Drops NFT.

Tier Two will give presale access at regular price to holders of at least one ALTS by Adidas NFT ALT[er] Egos and all FEWOCiOUS NFT Holders. Tier Three is for any holder of at least one NFT from Gmoney's Admit One, Bored Ape Yacht Club, Doodles, Inhabants: Generative Identities or Farokh's Rug Radio collections.

The mint price for Tier One will be 0.2 ETH, or about $350, while Tier Two and Tier Three can mint at 0.25 ETH, or about $430. The public sale of the mint passes will begin at 2 p.m. ET and will be priced at 0.25 ETH.

Holders of a Trefoil Flower Mint Pass will be able to claim one physical sneaker and will receive a Digital Twin NFT that will be bound to the footwear via an NFC chip. Shipping of the physical sneakers will begin in September.

Adidas has continued to expand its Into The Metaverse NFT ecosystem in recent months, releasing the ALTS by Adidas collection in April. The legacy streetwear brand has also previously partnered with Italian luxury house Prada on a Polygon-based NFT collection and has released several successful digital wearable projects.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old FEWOCiOUS has grown his NFT portfolio, unveiling details of his upcoming Fewos NFT collection last month. The artist, whose real name is Victor Langlois, released the Paint Drop collection in April 2022, which raised $20 million in sales over 24 hours.

Edited by Toby Leah Bochan.


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Rosie Perper

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