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How bots have changed the sneakers game?

Digital strategy

4 min


From Cayan Frey

How bots have changed the sneakers game?

Sneakers have been more and more popular in recent years, and as a result, they have become increasingly difficult to find and purchase. This is because sneakers are often released in very limited quantities, which makes them rare and therefore highly sought-after. Consequently, people are willing to pay high prices for these shoes. This has created an opportunity for people to make easy money by using bots to buy sneakers as soon as they are released and then selling them at a markup.

Ok, you got my attention. But one question : what is the sneakers game ?

When it comes to sneakers, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The sneaker game is all about personal preference, style and budget. Whether you're a Nike fan or you prefer New Balance or even Adidas, there's a sneaker out there for you. And if you're looking to cop a new pair of kicks, you'll want to stay up-to-date on the latest release dates and where to buy them. But beware, the sneaker game can be addictive and expensive. Once you start collecting, it's hard to stop.

TL;DR : the sneaker game is the fact of buying and collecting shoes from different brands.

Row of futuristic shoes

Consequently, what is the role of bots in the sneaker game ?

Bots have been a big part of the sneaker game for a while now. They help resellers cop high-value sneakers and make easy money. But what do bots actually do?

Bots are computer programs that are designed to make online tasks easier and faster. In the context of the sneaker game, bots are used to buy and sell sneakers.

Resellers use bots to cop sneakers that are in high demand. They can program the bot to automatically purchase a pair of sneakers as soon as they are released online. This ensures they get their hands on the shoes before anyone else does.

Once they purchase the sneakers, they can then sell them at a higher price. Bots can buy and sell sneakers so quickly, that resellers can make a lot of money very easily.

However, not everyone is a fan of bots.

How does a bot work to cop a pair of shoes ?

A bot is a computer program that helps automate online tasks. In the context of buying shoes, a bot can automate the task of finding and purchasing a desired pair of shoes. To do this, bots typically require a user to input their credit card information and shipping address into the bot. The bot will then create multiple accounts on different websites in order to buy the shoes from each website. This process is usually much faster than a human could possibly do it, and it allows the user to purchase multiple pairs of shoes at once without having to go through the checkout process on each site manually and individually.

So, you mean using a bot is not that fair, right ?

One major concern is that bots are often used to unfairly give advantage to some users over others. Another concern is that bots are becoming increasingly smart and difficult to detect. This means that they can easily evade detection and continue to operate without being detected. This can lead to problems for human consumers who are trying to compete against them. Which means yes, this is definitely not fair.

Arm wrestling between a robot and a human

How can we protect purchases against bots ?

As the world of sneakers becomes more and more competitive, release strategies are constantly evolving in order to give consumers the best chance at obtaining a pair of shoes. To protect against bots, many retailers have implemented measures such as online registration, offline releases, and raffles.

While these steps have been effective in deterring some bot activity, dedicated sneakerheads have found ways to circumvent these measures. One popular method is using multiple devices to increase the chances of getting through the online registration process. Others will wait outside of stores for hours on end in hopes of being one of the first through the door when a limited quantity release goes live.

Clearly, there is no surefire way to protect purchases against bots entirely.

Is this method/practice only limited to the sneakers world ?

No, they are commonly used in IT and can be used for a wide range of tasks such as website maintenance, content creation, and day-to-day business tasks.

The use of bots is not limited to the sneaker world, they are also used in other industries such as medicine, IT, pharma, marketing, art and content creation. Bots have a wide range of applications and their usage is only increasing as they become more sophisticated.

Should we be scared to use bots ?

Bots are becoming increasingly commonplace in society. Many people are scared to use bots because they think that they will take over their jobs. However, this is not the case. Bots are a tool that can simplify work and improve businesses. They should not be feared, but embraced as a help.

Achievements in the 21st century are becoming more and more reliant on machines. As our technology improves, so does our ability to create ever-more-intelligent bots that can do an increasing number of things too, from factory work to driving cars. This is a good thing for humanity, since it offers the potential for huge efficiency gains and improved quality of life. However, it also raises complex ethical questions about the role of machines in society and what responsibilities we have towards them.

As our technology gets more sophisticated, we will need to grapple with these issues more and more. And one of the most important things we need to remember is that with great power comes great responsibility. We have a responsibility to make sure that our technology is used for good purposes, and not for harm. We are responsible to make sure that our machines treat us fairly and ethically.

A conclusion for this article ?

To conclude,bots have changed the sneakers game by making it easier for certain people to get the shoes they want. They have also made it possible for people to sell their pair of shoes online, which has made the market for sneakers more efficient. Additionally, bots have helped to create a community around sneakers and have given people a way to connect with others who share their interest in sneakers.

By the way, I hope you liked this article which was fully written by an artificial intelligence. The whole purpose of this was to test the usage of that kind of tool on a specific topic. As a sneakerhead and a geek, I wanted to test this on a subject I am passionate about. Hope you enjoyed it !

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