Genetically Engineered Stingray-Skin Sneakers Are A Hoax

Back in June, news sites began picking up the story of Rayfish Footwear, which claimed it could genetically engineer stingrays to have whatever skin pattern or color you want, and then make you some cool sneakers out of it. Just like we thought, that is not possible, and the company is fake. NextNature, the Dutch organization behind Rayfish (they’ve also done other pranks), just released a video documenting the prank, though it’s not totally clear what point they were trying to make with the whole thing. Video after the jump.