If you tried to buy a pair of hyped-up sneakers in the past few years, you probably noticed that it’s much more difficult than you thought. This is because of the number of people using shoe bots to get ahead of you in line and purchase the sneakers before your internet browser can even refresh the page. Yes, sneaker websites are botted on a daily basis, and no, this isn’t an exclusive club. You can start sneaker botting in 2021 and you can use the Nike Shoe Bot (NSB) to do it. This is both a Nike Shoe Bot review and a how-to-use guide. (We also wrote a Nebulabots review & how to guide if you are comparing bots).
If you’ve used Nike Shoe Bot before in the past then you can skip down to the full review section. The review covers all of the pros and cons along with the bot’s features. If you’re unsure how to set up and use NSB because you’re just starting out then you’ll want to read the guide first.
What is Nike Shoe Bot (NSB)?
Nike Shoe Bot is a task software that can be purchased online and downloaded straight to your computer or laptop. From there, you can run the software and you’ll be on your way to creating tasks and purchasing sneakers. The benefit of using a bot like NSB is that it’s easy to learn and the checkout process is much faster than any manual user. This means you can buy more shoes at a faster rate than anyone who isn’t using a bot. Nike Shoe Bot is versatile because it can access a variety of different websites like:
With access to more sites, your chances of copping with NSB go up dramatically compared to sneaker bots that just focus on one site.
NSB has the largest number of users for any bot, which can be both a negative and positive feature. For example, after purchasing the bot you’ll gain access to the NSB Discord group with tons of information and features available to help you start botting sneakers. Unfortunately, since there are around 10,000 NSB users at any given time, it can be a competition to actually get answers for the questions you have. This means you really have to know how to use the bot in order to actually be competitive in the world of sneaker botting. Yes, you might be able to snag a pair here and there but you really won’t be able to hit that 20-clip of sneakers on release day if you’re not properly trained.
How to use Nike Shoe Bot
Purchasing Nike Shoe Bot
Before you can start copping sneakers, you’ll need to buy a copy of NSB. Unlike other bots like Cyber and Wrath, which only have a limited number of copies, you can always buy NSB. The regular price of the bot is $500/year, but if you are part of a sneaker group then you can buy it for $325 during a group buy. If you’re not part of a sneaker group then you can still get a $75 discount by just DM’ing NSB on Twitter and asking them for a discount so you can start cooking on release day.
Installing Nike Shoe Bot
After you make your purchase, you’ll receive a few emails. The most important ones to focus on are the email about your Discord token and key and your downloadable file. These two emails are important because with them you’ll be able to bind NSB to your Discord account and also download the bot software to your computer. Keep in mind that once NSB is binded to your Discord, it can never be unbinded or sold.
Running Nike Shoe Bot
Now that you have the bot installed, you’re almost ready to use it. When you open the software you’ll notice a few different tabs and options. It’s best that you understand all of these different sections completely before actually running the bot on release date.
Running tasks is how your bot will attempt to search for a product and check out. Every task on Nike Shoe Bot is designed to check out once and then it’ll need reset. The more tasks you run, the better chance you have of copping. You can set up your tasks by clicking the ‘Create Tasks’ button on the task page and entering in information provided to you by the NSB cook group. It’s as simple as entering the site you plan on botting, the shoe size(s) you want, the billing profile you plan on using, and your proxy provider. After that, you can start your tasks at the right time according to the NSB cook group and you’re all set. It doesn’t matter if you’re botting Nike AF1 sneakers or Yeezys, you’ll need to run multiple tasks.
This is the easiest section. You don’t need to do anything. There is a link you can use to install the latest version of NSB if it doesn’t do it automatically when you open the bot.
The proxies section is where you will enter in your proxies list. It’s good to think of proxies as the batteries that power your bot. But really, proxies are different IP addresses your bot can use to enter a site so it doesn’t get banned. A lot of times, good proxies can either make or break your botting experience. Good proxies are ones with faster ping times (basically connection speeds) and are private so fewer people use them. They have a better chance at getting you through the queue and checking out. If you purchase proxies, you can simply create a list and name it. After that, just copy and paste your proxies over.
This section is the one that everyone loves to see. The “Copped” section displays a log of all the sneakers that your bot was able to purchase.
If you want to increase the number of checkouts you can get, you’ll want to have more than one credit card on file. If you already have multiple credit cards that you’re not afraid to use then you’re all set. If this method isn’t for you, most botters use Privacy cards to emulate credit cards. These cards give you more control of your spending but you have to have the money in your bank account ready to be spent.
Also, you can j1g your shipping address in this section, which basically means slightly changing it so less of your orders are canceled. Slight changes like changing 123 Street to 123 St. are all you really need to do for more orders to be confirmed.
The captcha section is one of the trickiest sections to master. To get it working, you’ll have to plug in your Gmail accounts by clicking “New Solver” and signing in. After that, your Gmail account will be used to solve Captchas that are sent by sites you bot. If you don’t have Gmail accounts that are aged and used often then you will be detected as a bot and won’t cop anything. There are two options for this. You could either use a personal one that you’ve had for years or use a farming tool to farm solid Gmail accounts.
This section is simple, since your bot is binded to your account all you need to do is select which channel has a website monitor you want and it will pull through to your bot. Nike Shoe Bot has their own monitor-which is pretty good-but if you’re in a cook group then they might have a monitor of their own that your bot can use.
Run the bot
After you have your setup ready, the next step is just running the bot. You can find a separate release guide for each sneaker drop to find out how many tasks to create and when to start them. It’s really as simple as setting it up, plugging in your billing information/proxies and clicking start. Remember, you can always find NSB reviews on YouTube that will help to guide you through the process step-by-step for people who are visual learners.
Nike Shoe Bot Review
Now that you’ve made it past setting up the bot and running it, you’ll want to know how it actually performs in the market. Fortunately, I have direct experience using the bot for a while now and can really give you an accurate breakdown about what you’ll expect before spending your money on the bot.
Before getting into the juicy details, it’s important to remember that NSB isn’t a bot that you can sell if you don’t like it. Once you purchase it, you’re stuck with it until the bot subscription expires. This is completely different from a lot of other bots that allow you to unbind them from your Discord and sell.
I’m someone who always likes to know the good before the bad of any situation. It gives you a chance to analyze a scenario without a jaded mindset of knowing the cons.
1. Blue Tasks
This is the best feature in my opinion. These tasks just sit and watch monitors for a site to restock and then jump on it immediately. This is where most NSB botters make most of their purchases. Not actually on release day but in the following week when sites restock shoes. Very few bots have actively running task applications for restocks. It’s not uncommon at all to find NSB’s checkout log filled with hyped shoes on a Wednesday at 2 p.m.
It’s always available so you don’t have to compete with other users on a release or anything like that. Many other bots hype up the release of their copies but really don’t allow users a chance to purchase. Be careful and don’t underestimate the importance of having a tool that works and is consistent. Other bots backdoor copies to friends and really only release copies for publicity, not for users to actually purchase.
NSB is one of the most affordable bots on the market. For a couple hundred dollars, you can compete on shoe sites and actually purchase different shoes that you wouldn’t have been able to manually. You can buy it at any time and start botting immediately.
4. General Releases
Nike Shoe Bot does really well on general releases. Releases with high numbers of stock can result in a 20 clip on NSB if you know what you’re doing. This could lead to a bulk number of checkouts if you wanted to start sneaker investing and have a couple of thousand dollars to invest in bricks.
It’s understated how well NSB does on Shopify releases compared with bots that cost a couple of thousand dollars. It competes with the best bots out there. The sneakers are still difficult to cop — because Shopify, in general, is difficult — but during any release you’ll notice that NSB gets checkouts on Shopify sites like Notre, ShopNiceKicks, and ShoePalace.
7. User Friendly
Lastly, it’s easy to use. This was the starter bot for me and many other botters as well. It’s because of how easy it is to use. You can learn how to master this bot in a few weeks after a couple drops. It’s a great starter bot for someone to learn how to get in the sneaker botting game for almost no money.
As I move onto the cons, remember that these are based on my own use of the bot and others that I know have used it with the same experiences. You might not experience the same problems, but a lot of people do. My goal is to be transparent so you don’t waste your money on something that doesn’t suit your needs.
1. Fierce Competition
First, you have to remember that there are almost always around 10,000 NSB users at the same time. It’s the largest bot user base on the market. That means, when you’re bot Torpedo, but you’re also competing against 10,000 other botters with the exact same bot as you. That means competition will be fierce to purchase hyped shoes and if stock numbers are low, it will be extremely difficult to cop anything.
2. Footsite Performance
Secondly, NSB doesn’t perform well on footsites. When I first started using the bot on footsites, it did decently, but after Captchas and Data Dome were placed on these websites, NSB folded. It’s recently activated a new module called the “Smooth Mode” that’s been in Beta for a while but still does horribly on hyped up releases. When I say horribly, I mean other bots like Cyber will have thousands of checkouts on footsites for a hyped shoe and NSB will have 3. Take this in mind when purchasing the bot, there are better bots — some for even less money — for botting footsites than NSB.
3. Community & Support
The NSB cook group mods can get a bit busy. It’s not that the mods don’t provide help, but they will only give you the most basic of information to get you up and running. During release time they really get swamped with requests to help thousands of other users. This is the negative side of having so many people in such a popular group, there are tons of questions flying around at all times. The mods do their best, but at some point their staff can get stretched thin, especially when users don’t read the user manuals that are placed in the Discord group. Nothing but empathy and respect for the Nike Shoe Bot team, but they only have the bandwidth to provide only the most basic info.
4. Hard to get top 10% results
This next point coincides with the last point, but it’s almost like a requirement to find your own cook group if you really want to maximize profits. Not only will this cost you more money but it’s a pain when you get so little out of NSB’s actual Discord channel compared to other groups. The staff won’t answer questions when it comes to proxies or anything unrelated to the bot because that’s what a cook group is for. This should concern a new botter if they need help when getting started.
Nike Shoe Bot Final Review
Overall, when it comes to NSB you get what you paid for. You’ll receive a learning experience with a bot that can’t really compete with the better bots and can’t be sold. After using it myself for half a year, I suggest renting it out for a couple of drops if you’re a new botter instead of actually buying it. You’ll get the hang of botting without actually spending a lot of money because it’s super cheap to rent. After you’ve got the hang of it, you can move onto a better sneaker bot and decide if you want to actually pay for it.
Once you have your sneakers, you could invest in them, hold them, or customize and clean your shoes.