A Beginner’s Guide to Sneaker Bots

Proxyverse Blog
3 min readMay 6, 2021

When newly released sneakers sell out in minutes — you know you need sneaker bots (and proxies) to optimize your buys. Exclusive sneakers have been growing in resale value, where Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototype just broke the world record sold for $1.8 million. So we’re here to tell all and answer all the basics in sneaker bots.

What are sneaker bots?

Sneaker bots automate the process of buying sneakers, so you can buy or cop them before they sell out. The automated software essentially does the work for you from adding them to the cart and checking out. It can also monitor websites for new releases.

How do sneaker bots work?

Sneaker bots usually have tasks, which are instructions to complete the job you want. Before the pair drops, input the sneakers, their size, and the store you want them from. Most users run between 50 to 100 tasks but you can do hundreds more.

To go around the “one per customer limit,” create several billing profiles while slightly altering or jigging shipping addresses to cop multiple pairs. And if you stumble upon CAPTCHAs at checkout, an advanced bot can get you or the bot to solve it quickly so you don’t have to stress out about time constraints. These all will help you bypass anti-bot measures on retailer’s sites.

How much are sneaker bots?

Bots can be sold and bought at either retail or resale prices. Most commonly, you’ll see it resold at an average of $300 to $500, but it can go up in the thousands. You can find them on marketplaces like BotBroker, Bot Mart, or Tidal.

When it comes to sneaker bots, you got options. Some bots are exclusive to brands like Nike, Adidas, and Supreme or e-commerce like Shopify and Footsites. You can also opt for an all-in-one (AIO) bot, although these rarely work for every single site. Some popular sneaker bots in the market include Cybersole, Balkobot, Splashforce, Polaris, Nike Shot Bot, and Another Nike Bot.

Where can you find sneaker bot resources?

Join a cook group, which is a sneakerhead community often on Discord or Slack, to be in the loop of new releases, early links, release guides, and group buys. You’ll be connected with sneakerheads, resellers, and buyers to meet your reselling goals and improve bot performance. Cook groups can range in exclusivity and price, so find one that meets your needs. And if you’re just starting in the sneaker game, no need to worry as members are there to support you and help you grow your side hustle.

Be active on Twitter where you’ll find the latest information and updates on cook groups, sneaker bots, and proxies.

Why do you need proxies for sneaker bots?

If you’re running sneaker bots, proxies are necessary to get you the kicks you want. When time is at stake and you’re making several requests, a reliable proxy gives you a better chance at copping more sneakers.

With rotating residential proxies, your IP address will be constantly changing and you’ll appear as if you’re coming from real devices in different locations. And you don’t have to worry about IP blocks with a large pool of IP addresses available to you.

Proxyverse offers affordable residential proxy plans so you can focus on running on your sneaker bots and your business. We help you reach all your goals with our 99 percent uptime because you’re our priority.

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Joshika Andersson