If you’ve been following the scene then you know the new Yeezys dropped on Saturday and it comes as no surprise the Triple White Yeezy boost 350 V2s sold out just as quick as any other Yeezy drop. Some of you may have had the pleasure of copping. For those who didn’t fare so well, read on.
They say luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. I’m going to give you guys a guide to getting lucky with Yeezys. This is meant to be a tutorial for those who are either new to the game or those who have had zero luck with copping Yeezys in the past. Fate favors those who try; by trying the methods found in this guide, you’ll increase your chances of copping a pair of Yeezys on the next release.
Copping sneakers online can sometimes be a pain. Routers go bad, wi-fi signals drop, servers crash and ISPs have outages. You may not be able to control all of these factors, but you can mitigate the damages.
- Improve internet speed.
- Speedtest.net. Check your bandwidth speed. If you connect your computer by ethernet then you’ll get a little extra juice (every megabyte counts).
- Check with your provider to find out if you have the fastest package, if not, then what are you waiting for? More speed equals better odds of winning the race to cop these kicks.
- Adidas.com is hosted in Germany and yeezysupply.com is hosted in Arizona. The closer you are to your site’s server, the faster your connection will be.
2. Adidas’ website
Adidas uses a Waiting Room to randomly select users lucky enough to cop Yeezys. Sneakerhead Twitter and FB feeds will announce when the sneakers go live so watch those closely and have your computer open to the Adidas.com/yeezy page at all times. When they drop, refresh the page ONCE. (Do not… I repeat DO NOT hit refresh like you’re watching Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda video and the screen freezes right before the good part. Adidas will smack you with the illest ban-hammer you’ve ever seen.) It’s a good idea to disable any script blocking software have your ad-blocker turned off for the duration of this process. If you make it past the waiting room and into the product page, cart your kicks and check out as quickly as possible. Once they’re in your cart, they’ll be there for 10 minutes (ONLY 10 minutes) while you attempt to pay for your sneakers alongside thousands of other madmen clamoring to buy their shoes at the same time. You will get errors. You will get frustrated. The weak will cry. For those strong enough to brave this gauntlet, the prize of a new pair of Yeezys awaits. Again, persistence is key.
3. Have your CC Info ready and waiting for pre-typed in a file or saved in autofill.
For those of you lucky enough to have a major retailer or boutique located near you, you can reserve your sneakers in store and pick them up on the day of release. No online hassle and no waiting for shipping.
Champs, Foot Locker, Foot Action, etc. will do raffles and hand out tickets for you to reserve a pair. When the Yeezy release date is announced be sure to watch the social media accounts of your neighborhood boutiques and sneaker stores to see if they’ll be getting any stock and when they’ll be handing out the tickets. Once you enter the raffle, stay close to your phone because they’ll call you if you win.
- Use Adidas Confirmed App
Reserve your sneakers at your local Adidas Original store (if there is one near you) and pick them up. Using Adidas’ official app, reserve yourself some Yeezys by signing up for the launch before reservations open. The window spans from the time the official release date is announced to a few days before the launch. If you miss it, you miss out. Sign up with your size and location (zone). Reservations will open a few days before the launch and you’ll receive notifications through the app prior to the opening. Once the registration is about to open you’ll receive a countdown timer. Start clicking. Keep Clicking. Don’t stop clicking until you make it to the product screen. It’s FCFS so be persistent.
Use these tips and try your luck with the next release. Remember, this is a guide, not a magic bullet. You can manage to purchase your Yeezys and Adidas might still cancel your order. Never consider yourself victorious until you have the confirmation email and the tracking number. Here’s one final pro-tip for you guys: most people can’t even cop one pair of Yeezys, so if you’re trying to cop multiple pairs (Adidas’ website specifically states “One pair per customer”) use the buddy system. You don’t want some Adidas rep finding out you’ve got 3 or 4 pairs coming to your house and canceling all the orders. Ask your friends and family to help you out and use their computers/phones. You’ll be glad you did once you lay your hands on those magnificent Yeezy pairs.