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The Lowdown on Sneaker Proxies for Sale

Now to 99% of the population, this concept is going to sound a little bizarre but it does illustrate the relevance of proxies today.  The term sneaker proxies doesn’t refer to some super, stealthy configuration of a proxy server more to the role they perform.    However before we explain what they actually are and their purpose then we first need a little background.

Sneaker Proxies

This is all about the latest fashion, and more specifically the latest sneakers (perhaps known as trainers outside the USA).  Now in my day, if you wanted the trendiest trainers you’d wait for their release and pop down to the sports shop and buy them.  Of course life is much more complicated nowadays and there’s actually a selection of limited edition sneakers that are very much in demand but extremely difficult to obtain.  What happens is the manufacturer releases a limited amounts of these and they do so in a very specific way to maintain demand.

  • Manufacturer Releases Limited Edition Sneakers to Retailers
  • Middle Men normally receive them.
  • These are sold online to customers

This sounds simple but unfortunately, the demand is extremely high globally and the manufacturers only release a very small number of the sneakers.   It’s actually a  crazy market and it’s incredibly difficult to obtain even a single pair of these sneakers if you play the game by the book.  Basically even if you wait for notification and then instantly visit one of these sneaker websites you’d have to be incredibly lucky to pick up even single pair.  It’s so incredibly difficult to pick these up a whole sub industry has been created with supporting technology to obtain them.   So here’s what you need and why using sneaker proxies is an important component of this struggle.

The Key to Success – Sneaker Proxies

So if  you just play the game, it’s pretty unlikely you’re going to grab any of these rare sneaker releases.  So if you’re desperate for the latest fashion or perhaps just want to make a few bucks selling them on at a profit then they’re are methods to drastically improve your chances of getting many pairs.    All of these releases are generally sold online from various sneaker specialist retailers, however just hoping to click and buy isn’t going to work.

So what do you need? How can you grab a few or even lots of sneakers? Well ideally there’s three components you need to pretty much guarantee at least a few pairs.

A dedicated server : now if you just after a couple of pairs for your self, then this step is arguably not necessary.  However if you’re in it for business and want to maximise return it’s a wise investment.  Sneaker servers are simply dedicated web servers ideally situated  to the datacentres of the companies like Nike, Supreme, Footsite and Shopify who offer these sneakers.  You use these to host the next stage, the Bots and automated software explained below.

Sneaker Bots – there are a lot of these and it’s best to do your research on what’s working best at any point in time. Some of the Bots work best with specific sites, but they all work in a similar way.  It’s automated software which can keep applying for specified sneakers without a human having to sit there for hours pressing the buy button.  You can configure the software to mimic human behaviour with infinite patience – applying for these sneakers day and night when they’re released.  You can run these bots on your PC or laptop with a fast connection although they’re more efficient on dedicated servers.

Sneaker Proxies

Now this is arguably the most crucial, and often mostly forgotten step if you’re going to become a sneaker baron.  Automated software is great for sitting there gradually trying to fill up shopping baskets with the latest sneakers however if you try it they get banned pretty quickly.   What happens is that the  retail sites quickly detect these multiple applications because they’re all coming from the same IP address of either your server or your computer.   As soon as it happens, and it will very quickly, they block the IP address and any request from there will be ignored – game over I’m afraid.

The Proxy is the Key

If you don’t get the proxy stage correct then all the rest will be pointless expense and effort.  So what makes a proper sneaker proxy? Well there’s obviously tons of free proxies around on the internet, and free is definitely good. However it’s pointless using these and indeed extremely risky.

Free proxies are a combination of misconfigured servers, that is accidentally left open which people jump on and use. The others are hacked or taken over servers deliberately left open so identity thieves can use them to steal usernames, accounts and passwords. Given that you will need at some point to pay for these sneakers using some sort of credit or debit card using free proxies to transmit your financial details is utter madness – don’t do it.

Even if you do happen to pick a safe proxy which some dozy network administrator has left open, there’s still little point. Firstly they are going to be slow which means however fast your computer or sneaker server is, your applications will run at a snail’s pace. You’re unlikely to be successful with a slow connection and often you’ll see the bot timing out. The second issue is that there is a crucial component to the proxy which you’ll need to be successful and virtually no free proxies will have these – a residential IP address.

Many commercial websites now are well aware of people using proxies and VPNs to bypass geoblocks or run automated software. They find it difficult to detect these programs but there’s a simple method which blocks 90% of people who try – they ban connections from commercial IP addresses. Residential IP addresses are only allocated to home users from ISPs and so it’s extremely difficult to get lots of them. Virtually all proxies and VPNs available to hire are assigned with commercial IP addresses, these are not effective as sneaker proxies at all.

Sneaker proxies are different, they use residential IP addresses which look identical to home users and will be allowed access to virtually all websites. Obviously you still have to be careful with multiple connections but the companies who provide these usually offer something called rotating backconnect configurations which switch both configurations and IP addresses automatically.  These are able to simulate rotating proxies which is much cheaper than buying dedicated residential proxies which can get extremely expensive.

Anyone who is successful in this area will use sneaker proxies with residential IP addresses – see below for one of the oldest established suppliers.

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European Initiative – Is the Digital Market Changing

It’s almost essential nowadays to have access to a VPN or proxy service, not just for the security concerns but because the internet has become a minefield of blocked sites, copyright issues and geo-inspired redirections.    A few years ago, you were rarely blocked from any website but now it’s a daily occurrence and if you live outside Europe or North America it can be even worse.

Now there are lots of reasons for these blocks but most of them revolve around copyright and profit maximisation.  Sometimes that video or movie is only licensed in a specific country so cannot be broadcast to other locations – a ridiculous notion in the concept of a global network like the internet. However there is an important proposal being tabled by the European Union that could change the way that digital products are sold and distributed across the world.

Basically it is proposing a ruling that ensures the portability of digital products in line with one of the EU’s fundamental ideals of a single market.    What that means is that if you buy a service anywhere in Europe you should be able to access your purchase from anywhere.  This is clearly not the case at the moment, even to the extent that a British License fee payer loses access to the iPlayer the minute they leave the confines of the UK.  They are not alone and virtually every global media service blocks and restricts access based on locations.

bbceu-iplayer

This would be fantastic for the consumer and no longer would we need to use a plethora of proxies to access content online.   It does get ridiculous sometimes, when you switch from a US VPN like this one minute in order to watch NBC and then to a UK one to watch  the BBC.  Some days I switch IP addresses a dozen times to avoid various blocks especially if I visit the Far East   It’s also getting worse with the BBC who were reasonably relaxed about these circumvention techniques now starting to target and block VPNs in order to maximise their commercial revenue from the new BBC Store.

It’s frustrating to see a service like Netflix delivering vastly different products dependent on your location – the US version of Netflix has thousands more films than most other country variants.   Obviously the Media companies are less than impressed mainly because it restricts the level at which they can leverage different markets to maximise their profits.  One comment from the leaders of a TV and media lobby –

“Any intervention that undermines the ability to license on an exclusive territorial basis will lead to less investment in new products and reduce the quality and range of content available to consumers.”

John McVay – CE of TV Producers Organisation Pact

There is plenty of opposition from other media organisations of course and whether any proposals can withstand the lobbying remains to be seen. It is still unclear if the changes would permeate to the USA but in all it could be significant change in the way we access digital products and services.

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So Can I Watch UK TV in the USA

The trouble with most media websites is they look at your IP before determining what you can see online. More precisely they look at WHERE your IP is authorized to.  Some internet sites like search engines use this to tailor your search results, to ensure that you do not end up getting a plumber who lives on the reverse side of the planet when you sort “local plumber” into Google.

So that is great but regrettably that is just about the only advantage.  Much more often it is used to prevent access,  so if you need to see US TV stations on line from Europe or perhaps British TV whilst in the US then you’ll be out of luck.
Here’s an example of the kind of display that you’ll get if you do try….

You’ll have the same sort of difficulty  if you attempt to access NBC, ABC, Hulu or even Pandora from anyplace outside the USA – because you don’t have a US IP.   It gets really annoying,  particularly when you travel a lot and discover your self blocked from your favorite web sites simply because you happen to be in another location briefly.

Fortunately it’s possible to sidestep these blocks and actually a complete little miniature industry has developed into allowing completely unfettered use of these web sites.

OK just  for illustration,  although the same applies to almost every single media site in the world – let’s try and watch the wonderful BBC Iplayer from outside the UK.  We’ll just use a security program called Identity Cloaker to access the BBC to demonstrate.  The trick is to fool the website into thinking you’re in the UK.  This is done by connecting via a different IP address, one based in the UK and hidden by a proxy server.

Here’s what I actually do

 

That is the small front end of Identity Cloaker which offers you the list of all the proxy servers (about 10 pages of them across a dozen countries).  We want a UK one as that will give you a British IP address whcih is essential for UK TV in the USA.  In this screen you search down and look for a UK host which has the fastest speed to your relative location. You can also access sites in the United States, Italy, Germany, Canada, Holland and some more places simply by choosing the correct banners.

After selecting this server you will have no problems – simply go to the BBC website and watch whatever you like.  You can even disconnect after the programme you wish to watch has started playing (although if you need to change you’ll need to connect to a UK server again).

It’s very easy to use thanks to the point and click interface of Identity Cloaker.  It will allow you to  see UK TV in almost any country at all, your location simply doesn’t matter. There are loads of providers out there now , but I truly can recommend Identity Cloaker, they have now been around many years, really fast servers  and do not charge per proxy like most of the companies.

There’s a really cheap demo for 10 days for a couple of dollars here — Identity Cloaker 10 day trial — try it first to check out how it works for you.