What Is a Nike Proxy?
A Nike proxy can be defined as an intermediary IP address that you use instead of your own IP to connect to Nike stores. In simple terms, each proxy is like a different identity in the eyes of Nike. It’s also a type of sneaker proxy.
Why Sneakerheads Use SNKRS Proxies
The reason for using SNKRS proxies is pretty simple: most Nike releases put you into a queue or raffle. The more entries you make, the better chances you have at winning. But you can’t really make many entries with one identity (IP address) – Nike will forbid that.
This is where SNKRS proxies come in. They let you make more entries, whether you’re using a bot or trying to cop manually.
There’s one more reason why you might want to use Nike proxies: maybe you live in a country with no local Nike store, or that website doesn’t have the release you’ve set your sights on.
The Different Types of SNKRS Drops
Nike has three kinds of releases: FLOW, LEO, and DAN.
- FLOW – the good old first come, first served type of release. It started being phased out a few years ago, and nowadays, FLOW drops are very rare. Some newer cooks haven’t even seen one, though others swear that on rare occasions they still happen.
- LEO – you have 2-3 minutes to enter and then you’re put into a queue after pressing Purchase. The system will then randomly choose from the entrants. Nike will start picking winners after a few minutes, so it’s best to enter early. If you don’t make it, the system will show that the shoe is “sold out”.
- DAN – the last release type works like a raffle, and it’s reserved for the hottest sneakers. Nike gives everyone 10-30 minutes to enter into a draw and then selects the lucky winners. You’ll usually understand that you’re in a DAN drop if the system says “drawing starts on”.
How to Find the Best Proxies for Nike SNKRS
The best proxies for Nike SNKRS are residential or ISP proxies. Residential proxies come from real residential users – their phones or computers connected to WiFi. ISP proxies are datacenter IP addresses registered under internet service providers. Nike stores have extremely tight security, so you need your IPs to look as real as possible.
If you’re debating between residential and ISP proxies, there’s not much difference. Unlike Footsites, Nike doesn’t use much traffic, so the pricing model of residential IPs (pay for traffic) shouldn’t be an issue. Speed is also not super important, as you’re going to be in a queue anyway. Of course, we’re not saying that your proxies can be slow as molasses – just that (reasonably fast) residential IPs are okay.
The two things to be mindful of are rotation time and location. Always use proxies in the same country as the Nike store you’re targeting. As for rotation, you should be able to keep the same IP for at least 10 minutes – ideally 30. If your IP changes while you wait in the queue, you might get kicked out.
Regular Proxies vs Nike Proxies
Is there any difference between generic residential proxies and Nike proxies? If we’re talking about peer-to-peer residential IPs, then not really, as long as you pick the right location and rotation time. It matters more for ISP proxies – an optimized pool will ensure you’ll get working proxies from major consumer internet providers, and not some backwater regional ISP.
What About Using Private Proxies for Nike?
We don’t recommend using private datacenter proxies, unless these are ISP proxies. You can try, but remember that copping Nike is expensive – it involves not only a bot but also costly Nike accounts. Datacenter IPs are much easier to detect than residential proxies, so they’re very likely to become the weak spot in your setup.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nike Proxies
Do I Need a Proxy Server for Copping Nike?
If you only want a pair, then proxies aren’t necessary. But then again: using them will let you enter the queue or raffle many more times, increasing your chances to win.
Datacenter or Residential Proxies for Nike?
We recommend residential or ISP proxies. Nike is a highly protected website, and you don’t need much speed for queue or raffle releases.
What Is the Best Nike Bot?
The Shit Bot has been doing really well for the past year. Dragon AIO, too, but it costs an arm and a leg.