vIRL (/'viral/) noun

Origin: December 10, 2018
  1. A virtual item you can exchange for real-world merchandise like sneakers, apparel, video game gear, and more
  2. Real-world items you can unbox, sell and swap online - in seconds
  3. Digital proof of ownership without the hassle of holding or storing it
  4. 100% authentic merchandise delivered when you want it
  5. The easiest way to gift something real to a friend
  6. Like an emoji that can be traded and redeemed for something real
  7. Impossible to copy or fake because it's on WAX
  8. Contagious
E.g. “I unboxed some vIRL Red Octobers and sold them for $6,000 without ever touching them. The whole process took 2 minutes and 27 seconds.”


Go vIRL. Buy, sell, and swap authentic merchandise instantly to anyone in the world. vIRLs include everything from Yeezy Boost 750’s to iPhones, gaming PCs, Gucci slides, Nintendo Switches, Louis Vuitton x Supreme apparel, Off-White merch, and hundreds more added every week. It’s easy, instant, secure, and trading is free.


vIRLs allow ownership without the hassle of storage & shipping

With vIRLs, you can collect and resell stuff like sneakers, apparel, and electronics - without the hassle of shipping or storage. How would you like to profit from selling a pair of Yeezy’s in just a few clicks - without ever having to deal with the whole madness of buying it, receiving it, and then selling and re-shipping it? It’s never been possible - until now.

Back in the olden days before vIRL launched, it took weeks to buy, sell, and profit from flipping a pair of Pharrell Human Races. You had to buy it, wait for it to ship to you, take pictures of it, convince potential buyers that it’s genuine, list it for sale, wait for someone to buy it, then ship it to the buyer, and wait to get paid.

With vIRLs, the entire process takes mere seconds, and just a few clicks. How is this possible? Glad you asked.


Since every vIRL is both a digital and a real-life item, you can Instant-Sell them for cash on OPSkins, sell them for profit, gift them, trade them, or have them shipped to an address.


It’s simple to get started. All you need is an OPSkins account and funds in your OPSkins wallet. Don’t have an OPSkins account? Click here to sign up for one, and click here to add funds to your OPSkins wallet.

Then, unbox a vIRL from any of these sites:

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You can also buy vIRLs from a marketplace like OPSkins, or trade with someone on WAX ExpressTrade.


What can I do with my vIRLs?

  • Instant-Sell: Get cash back for your vIRLs - instantly. Instant-Sell your vIRLs to OPSkins and have cash in your bank account within minutes. You can also cashout to cryptocurrency like Ethereum, bitcoin, or WAX tokens..
  • Sell on a marketplace: List your vIRLs for sale on a marketplace like OPSkins without ever taking physical possession of them. No storage, no shipping, no hassle..
  • Instant-Gift: Gift a vIRL to anyone in the world with just a few clicks, immediately after unboxing it. Visit WAX ExpressTrade to start gifting..
  • Trade: Swap your vIRLs for any other items that trade on WAX ExpressTrade including everything from video games to V-Bucks, sneakers to skins, gift cards to game items. .
  • Redeem: Ship your vIRLs to an address. Visit to complete the redemption process.

I just unboxed a pair of Yeezy’s - how do I know they’re legit?

All vIRLs are guaranteed to be 100% authentic. We only work with licensed distributors to ensure that every vIRL is indisputably genuine.

Every vIRL transaction is recorded using distributed ledger technology, and can never be manipulated, duplicated, or destroyed. Every vIRL is viewable on the WAX Explorer, proving ownership and transaction history.

How do I get vIRLs?

  • Unbox a vIRL from a box on any of these sites:
  • WAX Keys open vIRL boxes, and you’ll need an OPSkins account with funds in your OPSkins Wallet to obtain WAX Keys (sign up here if you don’t have an OPSkins account).
  • Buy a vIRL from a marketplace like OPSkins.
  • Trade for one using WAX ExpressTrade. Any item that trades on the WAX Blockchain can be traded for vIRLs.

How is the value of a vIRL sneaker determined?

We set the value of the vIRL sneaker at the price that we pay for it when we purchase it, plus our associated expenses like shipping and warehousing. That makes up the value of the vIRL because that is what we pay to purchase and hold the sneakers, which we must do in order to guarantee that you can redeem it on demand whenever you want.

Why is the price of a vIRL different from other prices that I see online?
The price of a vIRL sneaker cannot be compared to similar sneakers you might see listed for sale on StockX, eBay, or other two-sided marketplaces. A vIRL by definition is 100% backed by a specific pair of sneakers. Availability is guaranteed. It is guaranteed because we hold that exact pair of sneakers in a secure warehouse. Those other sites have no inventory. They simply allow sellers to list items for sale. There is no guarantee that the item is even available anymore. It might have been listed on on multiple marketplaces and already sold.

There is simply nothing else like a vIRL that exists.

Are vIRLs different from the sneakers I buy on other websites like StockX or eBay?

Absolutely. A vIRL is both a physical and a virtual item. A pair of sneakers is … well, just a pair of sneakers. A vIRL is something much more. Think of a vIRL as a pair of sneakers that can be transported into the virtual world. A vIRL transforms a physical pair of sneakers into a digital, tradable commodity. vIRLs are unique because you can do things with your vIRL that are impossible to do with an ordinary pair of sneakers, see the differences here:

Comparison Chart

There is simply nothing else like a vIRL that exists.

How do vIRL unboxings work?

When you open vIRL boxes, your vIRLs instantly appear in your WAX ExpressTrade inventory. Then you can choose what to do with your vIRLs - instantly get cash for them, flip them for profit, gift them, trade them, or have them shipped to an address.

What determines which vIRLs I unbox?

Items are selected at random at the time of box opening. The box odds can never be altered, no matter what website you're opening the vIRL box on. Because each vIRL is created using distributed ledger technology, every vIRL is viewable on the WAX Explorer - proving its authenticity.

How do I track where my vIRL shipment is?

You are given a tracking number when you redeem your vIRLs on