As you may or may not know, an in-store purchase is a thing of the past. Sneakers’ shopping is no different. Nowadays, retail brands release and sell online. And like we told you last year, buying a new pair of sneakers has become somewhat of a battlefield dominated by sneaker bots.
Since these bots give passionate consumers a significant advantage, good and reliable Sneaker Bots don’t come cheap. The prices vary depending on the service package, and it’s worthwhile doing a bit of homework before choosing the right bot for you.
This article will explain how Sneaker Bots work and how to choose one, and discuss the best bots available in 2020.
A sneaker bot is a software designed to buy sneakers, and fast. Sneaker aficionados, or “sneakerheads” use bots to purchase high demand sneakers in a matter of seconds.
The competition is fierce. if you try to cop sneakers manually, you’ll most probably fail miserably. A high-quality sneaker bot will give you all the advantages you need – it is faster and will fly past other users (that are maybe too proud to use a bot), providing you high demand sneakers in a click of a button.
It all starts on the retailer’s website. Retailers want to make sure that customer experience is perfect. So, they need to check that their website is flawless. In order to do so, they use bots that automatically go through the whole purchasing process. From choosing an item and putting it in the cart, to filling in the details and performing check out.
This process is a godsend to sneaker bot developers. Unintentionally, bot testing creates a way for sneaker bots to perform automated shopping undetected.
With such fierce competition. You can find bots ranging from $10 to $500. So how do you go about choosing the best Sneaker Bot for you?
Well, the first thing to remember is that you often get what you pay for. So, no matter how attractive a 20$ bot may seem, always give it another thought. In many cases, cheaper bots are just web browser extensions and don’t have the necessary capabilities to cop sneakers like high-end bot software might have.
But the cost is only part of the picture. Here are some other things you should consider when choosing a sneaker bot:
Yes, sneaker bots are legal as per the law. In 2018, the US lawmakers proposed the “Stopping Grinch Bots Act” that would make it illegal to use bots for shopping online. However, the act is focused around the holiday season and toys. There is no mention of sneaker bots in specific.
Sneaker bots do go against most sellers’ terms and conditions, such as Nike, Adidas, and Supreme. Here’s a screenshot of what Nike says about using bots. It states, “We don’t authorize the use of bots or automation methods that offer an unfair advantage when making a Nike purchase. If we determine that an order was placed with these methods, we reserve the right to refuse or cancel the order.”
So, technically using bots to buy sneakers can land you in legal trouble if the brands pressed it. However, it hasn’t happened yet, so you need not worry.
No, they don’t. With more and more people getting aware of and using sneaker bots, the competition has increased. But, without bots, you can’t compete with other shoppers who are using it. So, while bots do not guarantee that you will get the sneaker, they drastically increase your chances of success.
As soon as websites discover you are using a bot, the first thing they do is block the IP address. Proxies help you solve this problem by providing multiple IPs. However, it is essential to use the right proxy. If not, you might not get the sneaker and your money invested (in bot and proxy) will go in vain.
In general, there are two types of proxies for sneaker bots:
A secondary corporation offers datacenter proxies. The IPs provided by them are a combination of numbers and not a real one. On the contrary, residential proxies offer original IP addresses provided by internet service providers (ISPs). These IPs are associated with a physical location, making it appear legitimate.
Datacenter proxies are easy to detect as most IPs offered by them use a single subnet. If the retailer identifies one IP, it blocks the whole subnet. In the case of residential proxies, they appear legitimate and have little to no chance of getting blacklisted as they are associated with ISPs.
Therefore, it is recommended to use residential proxies for sneaker bots.
Now that you know how to choose the best sneaker bot for you, let’s review the best Sneaker Bots available in 2020.
Important note – they all have proxy support! Because like we said, this is the most important feature.
One of the most popular bots, The Kick Station, supports all the major cop sites, including Adidas, Yeezy Supply, Shopify, Supreme, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Off-White.
AIO (All in One) Bot
This is an oldie but a goodie. AIO is one of the most popular bots out there, supporting over 70 different sneaker stores.
Nike Shoe Bot (NSB)
This is one of the oldest bots for Nike, which makes it user friendly and easy to understand. It supports Shopify, other foot- stores, and a variety of retail sites.
This bot supports sites like Adidas, Jimmy Jazz, Champssports, Eastbay Footaction, DTLR, and Footlocker.
Another Nike Bot (ANB)
This bot supports over 40 cop sites, including Nike SNKRS stores in the USA, Japan, China, Hong Kong, the UK, and the EU.
It is an AIO bot that allows you to cop sneakers from websites like Supreme, EU Footsites, Shopify, US Footsites, Finishline, and Adidas.
Specifically made for Supreme sneakers, this bot has an intuitive interface and is easy to use even for first-time users.
A very successful bot that supports most Shopify websites and is very good for mass entering.
This is one of the most successful bots. It supports Shopify, Adidas, Footlocker, Champs, Yeezy Supply, and Eastbay.
This is a specialized bot, undoubtedly the best choice for Nike fans. If you are eyeing the latest limited-edition Nike sneakers, this is the one for you.
This powerful sneaker bot does all the work for you. It tracks top trending shoes, and when they become available it adds them to the shopping cart automatically.
It is an AIO bot that supports over 15 stores, including Shoe Palace, Slam Jam, Wellgosh, Hibbett, and Best Buy.
Somewhat of a newbie, this bot came out in 2017 and has had consistent success ever since. It supports sites like Shopify, Supreme, Mesh, and more.
Wrath Bot AIO
Wrath bot became one of the most successful bots on Shopify shortly after its debut. Wrath is a strong bot that will bring you success with foot- sites, Shopify, and YeezySupply.
This bot allows you to cop the best sneakers from the most popular footwear websites.
This bot offers a variety of packages to choose from with an equally varied price range. If you choose the Everything Package you’ll receive some premium features.
The 35-in-one automated add-to-cart bot package offers:
Heated Sneaks Bot
This is an AIO bot that works perfectly for copping on Supreme websites. It is fast and reliable.
This is a very versatile bot. This Supreme sneaker copping bot is fast, but only supports a limited number of people to keep things under control.
This bot allows you to buy Supreme sneakers, but you can also use it to buy apparel made by Supreme.
Supreme Hot Bot
This is one of the most popular Supreme bots out there in the market. Something to note – it has a demo version, so you can try it out before committing to the full version. However, the demo provides everything but completing the purchase.
The impressive list above proves that there are a good amount of sneaker copping bots available. Some target a particular brand while others offer an endless selection of sneaker sites and brands.
True, most of them do the exact same job. However, they differ in a lot of ways. Each bot has its own twist or trick for you to consider.
Another difference is the cost – while some bots provide a single user package with a fixed price point, other bots offer a range of service packages with a wider price range.
Taking into consideration all these features and differences, you should be able to find the best bot for your user needs and budget.
Don’t forget! – the only thing you cannot give up is proxy support! It’ll keep you safe and anonymous, allowing your selected bot to run smoothly and without interference all the way to the checkout.