To the untrained eye, NZXT and RTKFT might simply be the words that appear on your screen when your cat is done walking over your keyboard. However, both are highly respected manufacturers in their own industries. It's just that I don't think any of expected those two industries - PC hardware and footwear respectively - would ever meet.
I suppose it makes some sense, given RTKFT's position as a company that makes "virtual and physical next-gen collectible sneakers for the best esports, gaming, and entertainment celebrities." That right there is a list of people who excel at buying shit nobody could ever possibly need. And that's exactly what these new shoes/gaming PC are/is: shit nobody, ever in the history of the world, could ever possibly need. They still look awesome though.
RTFKT wrote in a brief statement on the collaboration: "We're super excited to announce a partnership with @NZXT, empowering RTFKT and our creators community to create the future of fashion and collectibles , powering our vision, community and crazy ideas with their awesome builds and love of gaming."
Unfortunately neither RTFKT nor NZXT has explained if it's just a shoe that looks a tiny PC... or an actual tiny PC that's been built into a shoe. The video seems to suggest the latter. Either way, they do look pretty awesome. You know, in a I-would-never-actually-wear-these-because-I'd-look-like-a-massive-prick kind of way.
Also, since I'm 99.9% certain this is a PC that's been built into a shoe and not an actual piece of footwear, these things should probably not go on your feet under any circumstances. Not unless you want to break them beyond repair, anyway.
There's no word on pricing or a release date just yet, but I would imagine that it'll come with a suitably eye-watering price tag when it drops. We'll be sure to update you when we know more.
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