How many times have you looked for a pair of sneakers, and then not been excited about the available colorways? This has happened to me so many times! Over a decade ago, Nike started letting customers customize sneakers through their website. The original service was known as “Nike ID,” but has since evolved into “Nike by You.”
Every once in awhile I have gone onto Nike’s website and customized sneakers for myself. The last time I did this was in 2017, so it has been awhile! Normally I would customize a pair for either the gym or running. This time around, I wanted a neutral pair to wear as a street sneaker. I decided to customize a pair of Nike Air Zoom sneakers, and I love the result!
The Nike Air Zoom sneakers, which frequently appear on their website, often have a wavy design on the side. It gives off 1970s vides and offers a colorful look. I wanted the arch support and comfort of the Air Zoom, without the retro design and eye-catching colors, so when the Nike by You Air Zoom was offered in two designs, the wavy version and this woven version, I decided to customize the woven version!
The woven Air Zoom has a fresh look to it, and I love how Nike weaves fabric with leather. It has a nice texture and a modern look. I mixed a couple neutral hues and created a sneaker I can wear all year long, with pretty much anything. Love!
So, while you are putting your fall wardrobe together, and having trouble finding the right sneakers, check out Nike by You! There are several types of shoes you can customize, and Nike rotates the styles you can customize. Have fun with it!
Shop the various customizable Nike by You sneakers currently online:
Are you wondering how to win sneakers in the SNKRS app? Or maybe there is a coveted pair of Air Jordan 1 Mid’s dropping next week in the Nike app and you are wondering how to win in the Nike app? Well, I cannot guarantee you will win the draw for a pair of Air Jordan’s or Dunk’s in the SNKRS or Nike app, but I can give you a few tips which have helped me win the exact pairs of sneakers my kids want, my husband wants, and I want!
First off, let’s chat really quick about what is going on here. The IT sneakers among Gen Z, Millennials, GenX and Boomers are sneakers from the Air Jordan collection and the Nike Dunk collection. There are also special shoes which drop from Nike that are collaborations with hot designers and brands such as Off-White, Stussy, Sacai, and more. These collections range in price from $100 for a pair of Nike Dunk Low’s to over $200 for a coveted collaboration shoe. While much more affordable than an IT bag priced over $2000, these hard-to-get IT sneakers are more of a competition than the IT bag you see on the fashion week streets.
Men, women, and teenagers alike are working hard to find a pair of Jordan’s, Dunk’s or a special other shoe released by Nike on a daily basis. When these sneakers drop in the SNKRS app or the Nike app, there is a small, limited size run which is released. While some styles are released a few times per year, such as the popular black/white Nike Dunk’s also called the “Panda’s,” other styles are only dropped once, making them even more scarce for consumers.
This level of scarcity is causing people to go to the secondary market to purchase the sneakers they really want. There can be a problem with the secondary market. Sometimes they sell replicas, just like in the handbag market, so consumers need to be very careful. In addition, there is price gauging for really popular pairs. A pair of Nike Dunk High’s that normally sell for $125 direct from Nike, will sell for hundreds of dollars on the secondary market. Unless the pair of shoes you want is not going to be available from Nike again, I recommend watching the prices from resellers and being very careful. Please don’t pay thousands of dollars! I feel like $300 from a reseller is the limit. Anything more than that, unless it’s an investment shoe you plan to keep locked up in a safe, is not worth the overpriced markup.
Therefore, I am going to help you grab that pair of coveted Air Jordan’s, Dunk’s, Off-White’s, and more with these tips which have helped me win Pandas, my favorite shades of blue, and the colorways my kids have been coveting. I hope they work for you too! I want you to know how to win sneakers in the SNKRS app and how to win sneakers in the Nike App!
How to win sneakers in the Nike App
The two pairs of sneakers shown above are shoes I won in the Nike App. Nike releases their coveted sneakers in one of two ways; on the Nike App or on the SNKRS app.
Step one: download the Nike app and the SNKRS app.
Step two: Create a Nike account and make sure you add a form of payment right away.
Step three: Ensure you have a very strong password on your Nike account. These accounts are often targeted by hackers who want to obtain control of accounts so they can enter the draws on the apps. Use a good combo of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and characters. Also save your password in your phone and/or computer. This way you won’t need to type it when ordering sneakers. Sometimes the app will ask you to verify your account while you are trying to enter the draw to win that coveted pair of sneakers. Don’t get caught trying to type your password in! Have it saved in your phone for easy and fast entering.
Step four: Browse the Nike app. Do a search on “Jordan Shoes” or “Dunk” or anything special you are interested in. I do searches every few days on those two phrases plus “Air Force 1” because I love those sneakers too. Nike drops new styles on a weekly basis, you don’t want to miss out on the colorway you have been waiting months for! Once you search and find new styles you like, favorite them and click the “notify” button. This will help you know when Nike will open the draw so you can enter to win the sneakers.
Step five: Check your phone settings. Make sure you have notifications enabled for the Nike app and the SNKRS app. You don’t want to miss the draw!
Step six: Mark your calendar for the date and time when the next sneaker drops that you want to win. Be ready with your phone a few minutes ahead of time, but don’t be too excited. The best things come to those who wait. . .
Step seven: The clock hits 7am and the coveted pair of sneakers you want just dropped. Don’t click on it yet. Right when it drops is when all the bots attack the shoe. Don’t let Nike think you are a bot! Take a deep breath and watch the clock. When the clock gets closer to 7:01am, it’s time. Click on the shoe you want and enter the draw. Nike may ask you for your password, but you have it saved in your phone so it will be easy and quick for you during this step. Nike will then place you in a line. Click the “OK” button. You can safely close the app and go back to work, your breakfast, the morning news, whatever you do to distract yourself. It can take anywhere from two minutes to twenty minutes to find out if you scored the sneakers. Be patient.
Step seven and a half: If there are multiple pairs dropped on the same day, don’t worry, you got this! I won three pairs in one day recently! Patiently click on one, then the next one, etc. I have won shoes I have clicked on at 7:03am. It’s OK. Nike knows you aren’t a bot because you were patient.
Step eight: The aftermath. You either won them, or you didn’t. If you won the sneakers, screenshot that celebration screen and do a little dance. You got ’em! If not, brush it off and prepare for the next drop.
How to win sneakers in the SNKRS app
OK, you just read through the how to win sneakers in the Nike app tips, now let’s move on and focus on the SNKRS app. I have found the Nike App is a little bit easier to win shoes from than the SNKRS app; but that does not mean the SNKRS app is impossible. I have scored some amazing pairs of sneakers from the SNKRS app using the above tips. There are a couple difference between the Nike App and the SNKRS app. So here you are:
In reference to Step Four above, you don’t need to browse and search the SNKRS app. There are three tabs on the top of the screen, the tab on the right is the important one. It says “Upcoming” and this is the tab you want to click on. I love this tab because it is very well organized! The SNKRS app lists everything by drop date. You can scroll through the list and see which shoes drop on what date. You can easily click on the “notify me” button on each shoe you are interested in. This is an easy way to keep track of drops and see what you are waiting for. Follow all of the other steps listed above for the SNKRS app, and good luck!
A few things to keep in mind. If you are trying to get black/white Dunk’s, either low or high, don’t worry if you don’t win the first time. These drop a few times per year, and you will eventually win a pair. They are very popular and referred to as “Pandas.” The Jordan’s in Chicago Bulls colors are very popular too. You will eventually win a pair, they drop in different variations a few times per year too. Black and red pairs are often referred to as “Breds” and are very popular. Be careful if you try to purchase a pair on the secondary market, they are often faked. Same with the Off-White collabs, keep entering the draws for them, the secondary market can be priced high with a lot of replicas. You want to be careful.
Which coveted sneakers are your favorite? Mine are the Nike Dunk’s, both low and high, but I also love Air Jordan 1 low’s.
Thanks for stopping by, and good luck on the SNKRS app and Nike App!
Well, you might recognize most, if not all, of these shoes! Since I still have planter fasciitis in my foot, I haven’t purchased new shoes because I know which ones work for me right now. I would hate to buy a new pair only to find they hurt my feet after one wear. These shoes are all tried and true, so I know I can wear them pain-free! Love that!
For the summer 2022 season, I will be wearing my sneakers a lot since they have arch support and are the best option for my foot right now. Of course, sneakers are not always an option for certain events. This last week when two of my kids had graduation, and events surrounding graduation, I needed to wear nicer shoes. These slingback heels worked really well, and I was able to walk around pain free. The block heel hits my arch in the right spot and provides the ideal arch support. Love!
In addition to my slingbacks, these classic, tried and true, espadrille wedges, hit my arch in the right spot too! Love that! This means I can wear both of these shoes for occasions where I cannot get away with my comfy sneakers.
You might be side-eyeing the very flat, and unsupportive loafer flats in my summer shoe capsule wardrobe. Well, you have good reason! Thankfully I am able to wear them because my doctor gave me an arch band which fits on my foot and supports my arch. I should not go for a long walk in flat shoes, but I can wear them to lunch and not have foot pain.
Lastly, how cute are these woven slides? I purchased them last year and thankfully they are still on the market; just in case you have been thinking about them. The sole is very comfy and cushioned. They feel like slippers when you wear them! Due to my foot pain, I cannot take a long walk in them, but I can wear them without pain as long as I am not going to be walking for long periods of time. They are perfect for backyard BBQ’s, going to lunch, attending a casual event, and anything which does not require walking for long periods of time. Last summer, before my foot injury, I could walk for miles in them. So, if you are foot-injury-free, you can rest assured they would be very comfy and easy to walk in.
Shop my shoe capsule wardrobe summer 2022 online:
Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for more summer coverage!
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