Balmain and Space Runners: the Generative-AI to customize sneakers on Polygon

Balmain and Space Runners are once again partnering, this time to launch a collection of NFT sneakers developed on Polygon, which uses Generative-AI for customization. 

The technological collaboration of the French luxury fashion house also involves the American artist Ant Kai.  

Balmain and Space Runners launch the new NFT collection on Polygon that uses Generative-AI

Balmain, a famous French luxury fashion house, has once again chosen Space Runners to launch the new NFT sneaker collection on Polygon, which utilizes artificial intelligence (AI).

BALMAIN x ANT KAI. Balmain has also collaborated again with @SpaceRunnersNFT

to integrate Generative-AI into the customization process. Each numbered pair of the limited drop comes bundled with a customizable digital sneaker.

“@Balmain x Space Runners is back, bringing you customizable sneakers thanks to artificial intelligence.”

Specifically, the new technological partnership introduces Generative-AI to personalize Balmain’s Unicorn sneakers. This means redefining customization standards to a completely new level. 

Not only, Polygon’s choice for the minting of the new NFT sneakers was made not only for its technological peculiarities, but also for its strong dedication to environmental sustainability. 

For this NFT collection, Balmain has also involved American artist Ant Kai, already known for designing custom sneakers using traditional and modern techniques. For example, Ant Kai’s work has been worn and appreciated by important names such as Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Arsham, Chloe Grace Moretz, and many others.

Balmain and the new NFT sneakers on Polygon that leverage AI

The innovative Generative-AI tool by Space Runners aims to enhance the customization experience, inviting fashion enthusiasts into an interactive realm of limitless design.

One part of this limited edition collaboration will see Balmain release a one-of-a-kind Unicorn sneaker, which will be available exclusively at the new Atlanta flagship of the Parisian house, as well as on

This unique Unicorn will showcase Ant Kai’s unmistakable talent, while highlighting the extraordinary aerodynamic silhouette of the luxurious Balmain Unicorn sneaker.

At the same time, Space Runners informs in a tweet how it all works as follows: 

“How to use our AI Design Tool to customize your @Balmain x Space Runners NFT and mint it on @0xPolygon”

1/ Get the package at

2/ Access our AI design tool and start customizing your NFT.

3/ Request your NFT!”

The debut in Piazza Duomo in Milan with the Metaverse Fashion Week

The partnership between Balmain and Space Runners had seen last April 2023, the fashion show of their NFT collection with Augmented Reality (AR), directly in Piazza Duomo in Milan, during the Metaverse Fashion Week.

In practice, the new unprecedented immersive experience had exploited the power of the metaverse. 

People in the square could experience it with a smartphone from the Duomo 21 Terrace, which overlooks the famous Piazza Duomo in Milan, the iconic Italian city of fashion. 

Balmain and Space Runners continue to experiment with new ways to engage users, using innovative Web3 technologies.