What are proxies?! You’ve seen people make shoutouts to their proxy providers. You’ve read forums where sneakerheads are discussing which is the best combination of bot x proxies. If you’re new to the sneaker copping game, we understand. Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place.
What are proxies?
The best way to answer that question is with an example. Let’s say you want to cop the next Yeezy dropping in 2018. How can you increase your chances at copping? Well, you’d need to have several accounts on Adidas. So instead of having one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment (lol ok I’ll stop rapping), you’ll need to capture and not let it slip. Sorry, I had to do that.
But seriously, you need to increase your chances by running several accounts on Adidas. However, the site does not allow you to do that. Adidas wants the game to be fair for everyone. So there’s an account per person rule. But let’s be honest, no one ever tries once. Would you try once?! No.
But you’ll get banned without proxies…
The problem is that if you try more than once, chances are you’ll get banned off Adidas. That’s because they can track down your requests, and trace them all back to you. They can identify your IP address and even your location. So if you try to cop more than once or twice on the same website, it’s game over for you. And there’s no saying when they’ll ever lift the ban.
You need proxies if you want to avoid that. Proxies will work as a disguise for your original IP address. Sneakerheads use proxies to make numerous purchase requests from Adidas while tricking the website into thinking these requests are initiated from different devices, in different areas.
The time when you need proxies the most is when you’re using a sneaker bot. A bot can run hundreds of tasks on several different sneaker sites. Your chances of getting not only one Yeezy but several are over the roof. But with a bot, you can purchase sneakers in a very fast manner. So fast it raises red flags and will get you banned. So each task will need to have an appointed proxy. Here’s where people would go into more details when choosing proxies like their location.
The location of your proxy is as important as the location of your server. The closer both your sneaker server and proxies are to the sneaker sites servers, the better chance you have at the “race for kicks.”
Let’s say you’re in Dakota and you want to cop from a site whose server is in California. You want to buy proxies located in California. At the same time, you don’t want to have a server located in Florida. That will only make the road to California much longer. You should choose a server and proxies that offer the shortest route to California.
How much you pay for the proxies also matters. There are tons of free proxies available on the web, but how trustworthy are they? You can try your chances, but why not go with cheap proxies. So you don’t need to pay a lot for good proxies, you just need to decide which ones are worth it.
Carefully choosing your proxies is an investment. Especially if you bought a bot, you’d want some proxies that promise to deliver and give you a bang for your buck. After this, I hope you can answer the question, “What are proxies?” on your own.