Unlocking the Mystery: How to Win on the Sneaker App

The Nike Sneakers App, also known as the SNKRS App, is a platform where users can enter draws for limited-edition sneakers. As a sneaker enthusiast, I’ve spent countless hours trying to unlock the mystery of how to win on this app and secure my dream kicks. In this article, I’ll share my experiences and insights into the world of the sneaker app community and the strategies I’ve learned to increase my chances of copping exclusive releases.

Not all sneakers on the app are subject to draws; some are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, for the most coveted drops, like the latest Jordan sneakers, the draw system is the primary method of distribution. To participate in a draw, users need to download the Nike SNKRS app, create a profile, and join the draw within the allotted time frame. When entering a draw, users are not charged until they win and complete the transaction. Each user can only submit one entry per app, but the use of bots has significantly increased on the platform, making it difficult to cop with just one account. In the following sections, we’ll dive deeper into understanding the draw system, creating and managing multiple accounts, maximizing your entry strategy, payment and shipping tips, and the importance of engagement and activity on the SNKRS App to boost your chances of securing your desired style.

Understanding the Draw System

The Nike Sneakers App uses a draw system for limited-edition sneakers, where users enter a draw for a chance to purchase the coveted kicks. To participate, users must have a Nike Member profile, a valid email address, and a verified mobile phone number. When a draw goes live, users click on the link or notification to access it, select their desired shoe and size, and wait for the countdown clock to expire. Users can only submit one entry per person per launch product, and are not charged unless their submission is selected.

Draw results are typically available within one to ten minutes after the draw closes. If selected, the user’s payment method will be automatically charged and they will receive an order confirmation email with their purchase details. Winning entries are only valid for the consumer information, product, and size specified during the designated timeframe on the launch date. Abuse or policy violations may result in cancellation or disqualification from future events, and Nike reserves the right to change the draw process at any time.

There are three main types of Nike SNKRS App releases:

  1. FLOW: A first-come, first-serve strategy, often used for surprise restocks.
  2. LEO: A mix of speed and luck, with a 2 to 3-minute window to enter the draw.
  3. DAN: A raffle-like method, with a 10 to 30-minute window to enter accounts.

Nike uses various methods to thwart bots and ensure everyday sneaker lovers have a chance at its most coveted drops, with the SNKRS app being the go-to platform for these sales. In the United States, Nike has successfully shut down bots’ ability to succeed on the site.

Creating and Managing Multiple Accounts

To maximize your chances of securing limited-edition sneakers on the Nike SNKRS app, creating multiple accounts is a common strategy. Here are some key steps to create and manage multiple accounts effectively:

  1. Use unique personal information for each account:
  • Different phone numbers for text verification
  • Different names or variations (e.g., initials, first/last name)
  • Different email addresses
  • Slightly modified addresses (e.g., adding ‘room 1’, ‘room 2’)
  • Different payment methods (e.g., credit cards, virtual credit cards)

2. Set up and maintain your accounts:

  • Fill out your profile completely
  • Add a city, state, and zip code
  • Save shoe preferences and stick to a consistent size range
  • Make the account public
  • Engage with the platform by clicking ‘Notify Me’, visiting pages, using filters, and creating a favorites list
  • Have a unique bio and profile picture for each account

3. Use different IP addresses and devices:

  • Purchase residential proxies for unique IP addresses
  • Use multiple devices with different Nike IDs and IP addresses
  • For 10-minute draws, use various IP addresses (e.g., data, Wi-Fi, hotspot)
  • Limit the number of accounts on a single IP address to 3–4
  • Use LTE instead of Wi-Fi for multiple devices during a drop to avoid triggering security measures

Tools like AYCD Profile Builder, Nike bots (e.g., Better Nike Bot, Nike Shoe Bot), and multi-profile browser software (e.g., Multilogin, Kameleo, GoLogin) can help generate and manage multiple accounts efficiently. However, be selective about the drops you enter and maintain your accounts by making consistent purchases to increase your chances of success.

Keep in mind that using multiple accounts may reduce the likelihood of obtaining Exclusive Access, and having multiple accounts in the same household can decrease the chances of all users hitting on a release. If you still find yourself not copping shoes, consider creating a new account and following the recommended steps.

Maximizing Your Entry Strategy

To maximize your chances of winning on the Nike SNKRS app, consider the following strategies:

  1. Account Activity and Engagement:
  • Ensure your account is active by using the app daily, spending at least 5–6 minutes engaging with the content.
  • Add a profile picture and be active on the app by watching live streams, sharing sneakers, and engaging with the app’s features.
  • Personalize your account with a unique screen name and bio.

2. Joining the Draw:

  • Avoid joining the draw immediately when it opens. Instead, wait for a couple of minutes to reduce the chance of being flagged as a bot.
  • Consider entering draws on other websites as well, as the SNKRS app is not the sole release platform.

3. Account Setup and Consistency:

  • Choose a consistent size when setting up your account and buy consistently from Nike to increase chances.
  • Use unique shipping addresses for each account. If necessary, slightly alter the address to avoid duplicate information.
  • Use different payment methods for each account, such as Apple Pay, PayPal, or credit cards.
  • Opt for different shipping methods (e.g., two-day or five-day shipping) to further distinguish your account from bots.
  • Pre-save payment details to streamline the checkout process.

4. Technical Considerations:

  • Use different IP addresses for each account. If possible, use a combination of Wi-Fi and cellular data to make it harder for Nike to detect similarities between accounts.
  • Ensure your computer or phone has as many resources as possible by closing down other apps and stopping updates before the drop.
  • Connect to the fastest network available (Wi-Fi, LTE, 5G, or 4G) .
  • Ensure the Nike SNKRS App and your mobile phone are updated.

5. Additional Tips:

  • Increase your odds by having friends, family, and co-workers attempt to purchase and enter draws on your behalf.
  • Consider going for a less popular size to increase your chances. If you secure a size first, you can trade or sell it later to buy your desired size.
  • Set up SNKRS to send you a pop-up reminder of any upcoming drop either a day beforehand and/or 15 minutes before the drop itself.
  • Fully set up a Nike account — including username/password, delivery address, credit card info, shoe size, etc. — well in advance of any actual purchase attempts on SNKRS.

Remember, success rates vary considerably, and few people outside of Nike’s IT department know the specific criteria that make it more likely to successfully score a given pair. However, by implementing these strategies and consistently engaging with the app, you can increase your chances of securing your desired sneakers on the Nike SNKRS app.

Payment and Shipping Tips

When preparing to enter a draw on the Nike SNKRS App, it’s essential to have your payment and shipping details ready to ensure a smooth and swift checkout process. Here are some tips to help you streamline your payment and shipping:

1. Payment Methods:

  • Use Apple Pay or PayPal as your payment method for faster transactions.
  • Nike accepts various credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, Discover, American Express, Visa Electron, Maestro, Google Pay and Apple Pay.
  • As a Nike Member, you can store multiple payment options in your profile for quicker checkout.
  • Pre-save your payment details to avoid wasting time during the draw.

2. Shipping and Billing Information:

  • Enable the same shipping and billing information to simplify the process.
  • Orders of $50 or more placed during the draw qualify for free shipping and free returns.

3. Technical Considerations:

  • Ensure your phone is charged and connected to a stable Wi-Fi or cellular network.
  • Close all other apps during the raffle or draw process to minimize background traffic.
  • Switch your phone to Airplane mode, but keep Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Always use the latest version of the Nike SNKRS App and keep your mobile phone updated.

4. Entering the Draw:

  • To participate, click ‘Join Draw’ and provide your size, shipping address, and payment method.
  • Users are only charged if their submission is selected in the draw.
  • Each user can submit only one entry per app.

By following these payment and shipping tips, you can increase your chances of successfully securing your desired sneakers on the Nike SNKRS App. Remember, not all sneakers on the app are part of the draw system; some are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Engagement and Activity on SNKRS App

Engaging with the Nike SNKRS app is crucial to increasing your chances of securing coveted sneaker releases. Here are some tips to boost your engagement and activity:

1. Interact with content:

  • Hit the ‘notify me’ button for reminders about upcoming drops.
  • Participate in polls and discussions to improve your chances of securing a release.
  • Like and share upcoming drops to increase your visibility.
  • Sign up for launch notifications and turn on push notifications.

2. Be genuine in your interactions:

  • Engage with content that truly interests you, as the algorithm may favor users who interact with relevant content.
  • Excessive engagement with all content, regardless of interest, can decrease your chances of hitting on desired sneakers.
  • Nike advises users to only interact with content they’re genuinely interested in.

3. Join a cook group:

  • Joining a cook group can provide resources for learning the basics of sneaker culture and reselling .
  • Cook groups often provide notifications for upcoming drops .

4. Understand Exclusive Access:

  • Exclusive Access is an invitation-based model that rewards members with access to coveted products outside of regular launches.
  • Factors used to determine Exclusive Access are constantly changing, and trying to influence these factors will not increase your chances.
  • Receiving Exclusive Access does not mean a pair is reserved in your size; act quickly to purchase, as it is only available for a limited time.

Remember, being ‘active’ on the app may increase your chances of getting Exclusive Access and winning sneakers. However, the process of granting Exclusive Access is largely based on luck. Some users have found success by completely disengaging from the app and then attempting to hit on a release.


The Nike SNKRS App has become a popular platform for sneaker enthusiasts to secure limited-edition kicks, but the competition is fierce. By understanding the draw system, creating and managing multiple accounts, maximizing your entry strategy, and following payment and shipping tips, you can increase your chances of success. However, it’s important to remember that engagement and activity on the app should be genuine and not excessive.

Ultimately, winning on the Nike SNKRS App is a combination of luck, persistence, and strategy. While there’s no guaranteed formula for success, implementing the tips and tricks discussed in this article can help you navigate the world of limited-edition sneaker drops. Stay informed, stay engaged, and most importantly, stay true to your passion for sneakers.


Q: Is it possible to win sneakers on the SNKRS app?

A: Yes, you can win the chance to reserve limited-edition, high-demand sneakers through drawings on the SNKRS App and Nike’s website. To participate, you must be a Nike Member. It’s beneficial to have the SNKRS App with notifications turned on and to follow @nikestore on Twitter for updates.

Q: How can I tell if I’ve won a draw on the SNKRS app?

A: Winners of the draw are notified by email. Nike selects entries randomly, and participants will receive an email informing them whether they were selected or not within 24 hours of the draw closing.

Q: What strategies can increase my chances of winning sneaker raffles?

A: To boost your chances in sneaker raffles, consider submitting multiple entries by creating various accounts. However, if the raffle entry requires an email address, you cannot use the same email for more than one entry. More entries mean higher odds of winning.

Q: How does one get chosen for exclusive access on the SNKRS app?

A: Exclusive Access on SNKRS is an invite to purchase sought-after products outside of the standard releases. To improve your chances, engage genuinely with the content that interests you. Note that setting up multiple accounts may actually decrease your chances of getting Exclusive Access. Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way to guarantee Exclusive Access.