How to Get a Sneaker Bot
The ways and places to safely get your hands on a shoe bot.
So, you’ve decided to get into the sneaker game and realized that copping manually is not your thing? Good call. Only the most experienced and lucky sneakerheads can cop limited shoes without any extra help. The rest of us mere mortals are using sneaker bots to get ahead. But there’s no shame in doing that!
Although, some may argue otherwise. Sneakers bots have been dominating the sneaker retail market for quite some time. Some hate them for taking the opportunity to cook hyped releases manually. Others admire them for insane success rates and beating the most advanced bot protection systems. It doesn’t matter on which side of this moral dilemma you’re on, if you want to win releases you’ll be forced to use bots.
But don’t think that sneaker copping is simple. There are many challenges you’re bound to face in the game. To keep yourself in the loop, check out our video in which we detail the most common dangers and how to avoid them:
Two ways to get a sneaker bot:
What Is a Sneaker Bot
If you’ve been scratching your head the whole time thinking “what the heck even is a sneaker bot”, but are too afraid to ask, don’t worry. There’s a simple explanation.
A sneaker bot is nothing but a piece of software. Sneaker bots are programmed to follow a set of instructions such as completing a purchase for a particular sneaker store.
There are two main reasons to use sneaker bots. First of all, they’re ultra-fast. Seriously, no human can complete purchases as fast as a bot can. Second, sneaker bots can complete hundreds of purchases within seconds, all while looking like a real human to the sneaker stores.
So, to put it simply, a sneaker bot is an automated software that can buy you dozens of limited edition shoes at the flick of a switch. But I’m certain you have a lot more questions, so check out our sneaker botting guide.
Learn more: What Is a Sneaker Bot: The Sneaker Botting Guide.
I’m sure you’re excited about buying your first bot. At least I was. Frankly, my enthusiasm was quickly ruined when I realized it’s not as easy as some sneakerheads make it out to be.
Let’s take a look at what shopping for bots is actually like.
Is It Possible to Get a Sneaker Bot at Retail Price?
The sneaker bot market has grown to unforeseen heights over the last couple of years. Even though there are currently several hundreds of sneaker bots on the market, the best ones are usually sold out. The most efficient sneaker bots are just as hard to get as the most hyped shoes. Usually, there are only a limited number of licenses up for sale and they barely restock.
When you think about it, keeping the stock limited makes sense. Imagine if a hyped release of 500 pairs of sneakers starts to drop and 5,000 Wrath users begin botting it. What would happen is that these users had no way to compete with each other when using the same shoe bot. This would severely affect the bot’s success rates and would make it less effective.
The huge demand and limited availability of these sneaker bots may force you to consider always-in-stock bots. These shoe bots have their benefits. They’re relatively cheap, easy to get your hands on, and usually support the most popular targets. However, the reason why they’re always available is because these sneaker bots are not as efficient as some other shoe bots. Sure, Nike Shoe Bot and AIO bot have had some great success, but they’re still far behind the unicorns of the market, such as Wrath and Kodai.
But don’t get discouraged too soon: there’s still a slight possibility to buy a bot from a retailer. Here are some tips and tricks:
- Be active on social media. By that, I don’t mean you should become an influencer, just make sure you’re in the loop. Most bots announce restocks on social media such as Twitter and Discord. That’s why you should follow all of your favorite bots and check their Twitter feed regularly. Apps like TweetDeck can help you save a few moments when accessing these tweets. Trust me, every second counts.
- Join a cook group. Many efficient cook groups have release monitors that are even faster at tracking new tweets than TweetDeck.
- Get an auto fill. Basically, you need a bot to buy a bot. If you get lucky enough to find a restock you have to act fast. There won’t be any time for you to look for your credit card number – you need to have the details ready and checkout as soon as possible. An auto filler will help you to input your credit card information much quicker, so make sure you’re using it.
- Check out auto clickers. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, try getting an auto clicker. Once the restock link appears anywhere on Twitter, this software will click it for you immediately. However, I have to give you a word of caution here. Discord hates auto clickers and bans everyone they catch using them. The worst that could happen, is that you lose any bot that’s bound to your Discord account after getting banned. So use them at your own risk.
- Join a restock group. I’ve already mentioned cook groups. They’re great and very useful for all of your cooking needs. But if you’re on a hunt for a bot, try joining a restock group too. They come with a stock monitor and plenty of tips and tricks to help you get that sweet retail-priced bot.
Places to Realistically Buy a Shoe Bot
Alright, if you’re not even willing to try the retail market, or if you’re already lost your patience trying, let’s discuss where else you can buy a bot. The scarcity in the retail market has driven users to buy and resell bots on the secondary market, also known as the aftermarket.
Here are some of the most popular aftermarket places:
If you decide to get your bot from an individual rather than bot marketplaces, make sure to take precautions. Believe it or not, but the aftermarket is filled with scammers who are inclined to steal your hard-earned money. Here are a few tips I suggest you follow to stay safe:
Use a middleman. Middleman is a commonly used service in the sneaker copping biz. Basically, the service works by placing another person, the middleman, between you and the seller.
Once you pay for the bot, the seller transfers the bot to a middleman, who then checks if the bot is legit and works as it is supposed to. When the seller confirms that they received the payment, the middleman will transfer the bot to you.
To avoid scammers at any cost, I recommend always using a middleman. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Ask for a Discord account when purchasing a bot. When you buy a bot it comes with a license key that must be bound with your Discord account. Your Discord account can help you reset the key if you decide to use your bot on a different device.
However, it also means that a scammer can easily revoke access to your bot after it receives payment from you. To avoid getting tricked, make sure that the seller is passing along a discord account alongside your purchase of a bot.
Otherwise, you should look into bots that allow you to unbind the original account and bind it with a new one.
How Much Buying a Sneaker Bot Costs
Getting your hands on a bot is challenging, both because of its scarce availability and price.
Bot retail prices range from $100 to $500. Meanwhile, aftermarket prices are highly unstable. After a particularly successful cook, a bot’s value can surge even 10 times its retail value.
Let’s take a look at the numbers:
Retail price: $350 with a $50 renewal fee every 3 months.
Current aftermarket price: $5,800 on BotBroker
Retail price: $220, renewal for 6 months $60 and $360 for a year
Current aftermarket price: lifetime copy $1,300 on BotBroker
Retail price: £100 for 3 months
Current aftermarket price: $2,300 on BotBroker
Nike Shoe Bot
Retail price: $499 every year (always-in-stock).
The Best Sneaker Bots to Get
There are many popular bots out there that are capable of destroying retailer’s websites. After doing a thorough research and even creating a tool that helps to check the bot’s success rate, we gathered a list of the best performing bots:
- Wrath AIO Bot – the only bot you’ll need.
- Prism AIO – best for Shopify.
- Kodai AIO – best for Footsites.
- MEKPreme – best for Supreme.
- Balkobot – one of the most consistent.
- Ganesh Bot – best for EU stores.
- Nike Shoe Bot – best for beginners and always available.
- Project Enigma – best for SNKRS.
If you want to find more about each of them, check out our best sneaker bots article.
Not many newbies realize this, but you can rent pretty much any bot you want. Even though you will not get to keep the bot as long, renting is cheaper.
The best time to rent a bot is when there are no hyped drops because then the prices plummet. Why would you want to rent a bot when there are no drops? Well, before committing to a purchase that could easily come with a $5,000 price tag, you should test it out, and renting allows you to do that at a very small fraction of a cost.
Renting during a release may be harder and more expensive, but it’s still worth it.
Places to Rent a Sneaker Bot
So, you probably want to know where to rent a sneaker bot. Here are some of the most popular options:
How Much Renting a Bot Costs
Sneaker bot rent prices vary depending on the drop calendar. During the days when there are no hyped drops in sight, renting a sneaker bot can cost just a few bucks. However, during the release day, prices quickly skyrocket.
Wrath bot prices on Whop for January 2022 range from $7 to $99.80. Meanwhile, Mek AIO will cost you anywhere from $5 to $39.40 in the same month. Balkobot and Kodai cost $7 for every day of January. While one of the most popular Supreme bots – MEKpreme – is priced at $5. If you’re looking to test any of these bots, the timing couldn’t be better.
How to Successfully Rent a Sneaker Bot
When renting a bot, the same rules apply as when you’re buying one. First of all, make sure you’re using a trustworthy service. The ones I’ve mentioned above shouldn’t cause any problems, since they’ve been tested by hundreds of sneakerheads.
If the bot you want is only available to rent from an individual reseller then make sure to check references. Even if nothing suspicious pops up, I advise using a middleman anyway.
Keep in mind that you probably won’t receive an associated Discord server when you’re renting a bot. Also, you may not get access to the bot’s Discord group either.
What Else Do I Need for Sneaker Botting?
If you have done any research at all, you must already know that a bot is just a small puzzle piece to this whole sneaker game. If you want to win, you’re going to need a lot more than a bot to score multiple pairs. But don’t worry, here’s a quick guide to everything else you’ll need.
If you were paying attention, you should remember that I already mentioned them briefly before. A cook group is a sneakerhead community usually hosted on Discord. Their purpose is to share useful information and help each other cop sneakers. It’s where you’ll find drop dates, early release links, restock monitors and so much more. They are also useful to keep in the loop of the sneaker reselling market. After all, selling sneakers can be as hard as buying them.
Virtual Credit Cards
I can’t stress this enough: to successfully cook at least several pairs of sneakers you need to run a lot of tasks on your bot. Tasks are simply attempts to checkout the desired item. The biggest problem is that you need to make these attempts look like they were made by different people. So, if you use the same credit card for each of your tasks, you’re going to look sus. That’s why sneakerheads are using services that allow them to create a lot of virtual cards.
My advice is to use Venmo cards, Cashapp cards, Privacy, and Revolut if you’re in the EU.
A sneaker server is just a virtual computer that can be controlled online. There are several situations where you might need one:
- Your bot is not compatible with your machine. For example, if you’re running macOS, which most bots don’t support.
- You need to reduce ping. A sneaker server can make your connection faster. And speed matters a lot in this game!
- Your device is not powerful enough. The more tasks you run, the bigger are your chances of winning. However, running hundreds of tasks is resource-intensive, and not every machine can handle that! Of course, you can buy a more powerful PC, but a sneaker server is much cheaper.
CAPTCHA Harvester and Gmail Accounts
Most top-performing bots have CAPTCHA harvesters implemented into their dashboard, which means you don’t need to worry about those. However, they alone aren’t enough to bypass CAPTCHAs.
Your goal is to get one-click CAPTCHA, which is easy to solve for both you and your bot. That’s why you need old and trustworthy Gmail accounts. What do they have to do with anything? Well, before giving you the CAPTCHA to solve, the system tracks your behavior and online activity.
Creating these profiles is a hefty process, that’s why I recommend buying them. Once you put them in your bot’s CAPTCHA harvester, they’ll help you create activity by loading several YouTube videos. That’s how you’ll trick google into thinking that all of these accounts belong to different people.
Of course, none of these aged Gmail accounts will work if you don’t assign a different CAPTCHA proxy to each of them. What’s a proxy? Keep reading, you’re about to find out.
Believe it or not, but proxies are one of the most critical parts of sneaker botting. Why? Proxies are just different IP addresses you borrow from other people. They work as a middleman that routes your connection through itself and replaces your IP with different addresses. Essentially, they allow you to create hundreds of tasks while looking like separate users to the store you’re targeting.
If you decide to forgo proxies and create more than several tasks, you’ll be swiftly banned. The reason is that most retail stores use high bot protection to weed out bots. And who can blame them? After all, bots take away chances of buying sneakers from regular customers.
However, to win anything in this sea of bots, you need to have extremely good quality proxies. The best kind is considered residential proxies because the IPs come from real users, which makes them hard to block.
As much as I like to expand on the topic of proxies, this article is not about them. So, if you need more information go straight to our best sneaker proxies article!