May 22, 2022

STEPN Shoe Mint Costs & How to

STEPN Shoe Minting: What is & Costs

On our website, we have already looked at the Move-to-Earn game STEPN. In this article, we will look at what minting a sneaker is and how much it costs.

Minting at STEPN

Shoe-Minting is the process of creating a new NFT model. In White Paper, this event is called the Shoe-Minting Event (SME). The result of the mint is the ShoeBox, which contains the new sneakers.

What you need for a sneaker mint

What you need for a sneaker mint

For the mint, you will need:

  • Two models of NFT sneakers
  • GST and GMT tokens

Both sneakers used for minting must meet the following criteria:

  • Level 5 or higher
  • Shoe Mint level less than 7/7
  • Wear level 100 (fully repaired)
  • More than 48 hours must have passed since each model was purchased
  • More than 48 hours must also have passed since the last mint (if any)

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The second way is to get hold of rarer sneakers:

  • Owning an Uncommon Sneaker: +1 Energy
  • Owning a Rare Sneaker: +2 Energy
  • Owning an Epic Sneaker: +3 Energy
  • Owning a Legendary Sneaker: +4 Energy

How to produce a mint in STEPN

Step 1: Choosing your first sneaker

Step 1: Choosing your first sneaker

To start the minting process, you need to go into the STEPN app and select the first parent sneaker model in your inventory.
Next, you need to click on the “Mint” button on the bottom menu.

Step 2: Choose a second pair of sneakers

Step 2: Choose a second pair of sneakers

The next step is to choose a second sneaker. To complete this, click on the second trainer icon and select the second parent model.

Step 3: Confirm mint

Step 3: Confirm mint

We make sure we have enough tokens and press the “Mint” button. Immediately we see the result in the form of a ShoeBox.

You can either open the box at once, put it into your inventory and sell it on the Marketplace, or open it later.

For more information on how the minting process works, see the video below:

STEPN shoe minting cost

Each sneaker can be used for a mint, a maximum of 7 times (Shoe Mint indicator). The first two mints cost the same, then the cost increases. Moreover, the cost of a mint depends on the rarity of each parent model.

The cost of crossing two Common sneakers

The cost of crossing two Common sneakers

Cost when crossing two Uncommon sneakers

Cost when crossing two Uncommon sneakers

The cost of cross-breeding Common and Uncommon sneakers

The cost of cross-breeding Common and Uncommon sneakers

Probability of double minting

With a small chance of getting not one but 2 shoeboxes at once when minting. The chance of getting a bonus Shoebox depends on the sum of the “Shoe Mint” values of the sneakers used for the mint. The higher this value, the higher the chance of dropping multiple boxes.

STEPN Shoebox

The result of the mint is not the sneakers themselves, but a box with them (Shoebox). Apart from the minting itself, you can simply buy the box from the built-in marketplace.

Unlike MysteryBox, the Shoebox can be opened instantly, there is no opening fee.

Like most items in STEPN, shoeboxes also have a rarity parameter. The rarer the box, the more likely you are to get rare sneakers out of it.


In this article we looked at an important element of the STEPN game, such as minting sneakers. You can get quite rare trainers as a result of minting. However it is impossible to predict in advance what the ShoeBox will be, as the attributes of the resulting sneakers are allocated randomly according to the rarity parameter of the crossed sneakers.


Play-and-earn games can be highly risky due to price volatility. It is worth remembering that the tokens used by STEPN are not only in-game currency, but also cryptocurrency traded on an exchange. This type of investment requires a balanced approach. Gamers' investment in the game could suffer. We do not encourage you to invest your money in such products, and we are not responsible for any money lost. All investments you make are at your own risk.

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Jack Evans

I became a crypto asset owner in 2014, when the industry was in its infancy. Before that, I was working in the classic US and European stock markets. Since then, I have gained extensive experience in both cryptocurrency investing and day trading. I am happy to share with readers my experience with crypto exchanges, DeFi and NFT instruments.
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