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How To Reserve on the SNKRS App

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Nothing beats Nike when it comes to sneakers. The poor odds of getting hold of them on the SNKRS app speak for their popularity. If you’re new to the SNKRS app, you might be wondering how to reserve on the SNKRS app.

Quick Answer

Download the SNKRS app and create a profile on it. Then, navigate to the “Upcoming” tab. Here, hit the button with the price of the shoe. In the next tab, choose your size and hit the “OK” button at the bottom.

Next, it’ll ask you to confirm your payment and shipping details. Once you’ve done it, the “Pending” sign will show up. A “Got Em” message will pop up if you’ve won the shoes. Else, you may or may not receive a “You were not selected” notification.

In the following paragraphs, I’ll detail the procedure for reserving sneakers on Nike’s SNKRS app. On top of that, I’ll talk about how to navigate and create a profile on the Nike app.

Getting To Know the SNKRS App

The SNKRS app is available on Android and iOS. You’ll find yourself on the home screen when you open it. On the top of the screen, you’ll see three tabs: “Feed”, “In Stock”, and “Upcoming”.

The Feed covers news about developments, brand partnerships, and other information. On the other hand, In-Stock has all the variety available for sale. Lastly, “Upcoming” has the launch dates and times of future shoe releases

Then, there’s the bottom menu. The first option is the home screen. Next to it is “Discover”. Much like “Feed”, “Discover” covers stories about Nike employees and launches. Next lies the “Notifications” tab. And, on the very end, we have the “Profile” tab. That’s all the orientation you’ll need to get the hang of the SNKRS app.

Creating a Profile on the SNKRS App

You must create a profile before entering a shoe reservation on the SNKRS app. Here’s how you can do that.

  1. Tap the profile icon on the bottom menu.
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter personal details: name, email, gender, and shoe size. Optionally, you can put up a profile photo.
  4. Set up your shipping address and billing method.
  5. Choose a password for your SNKRS account.

Make sure you remember the password. Nike might ask you to enter it while making a reservation.

Setting Notifications on the SNKRS App

The next step is to set up the notifications. Go to “Notification Preferences” in “Profile” > “Settings”. Here, choose when you want to receive notifications about an upcoming launch. The options are a week, a day, and 15 minutes ahead of the event.

The next thing to do is turn on the notifications for the shoes you’re interested in. To accomplish that, go to the “Upcoming” tab. There, click on the launch you’re interested in. Next, hit the “Notify Me” option. That’s about it.

Reserving Sneakers on the SNKS App

Now comes the central part of the whole thing. When it’s the launch time – which mostly happens to be 10:00 AM EST in the US – head on to the “Upcoming” tab in the SNKRS app. You’ll see a price button instead of the “Notify Me” button. 

Tapping it will take you to a size chart. Here, select the size you want. Then, tap the “OK” button located at the bottom of the screen. You’ll redirect to a “Summary” tab with your billing address, payment information, the size chosen, and the total amount. Tap the “Buy Now” button.

You might be asked about your SNKRS account password and credit card security code here. That’s all you have to put in. After that, a “Pending” status will appear on your screen. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive a “Got ‘Em” notification if you’ve won the drop. Otherwise, you may or may not receive a non-selection notification.

On a side note, in Nike’s esteemed launches, chances of winning a reservation are pretty slim. So, don’t get disheartened if you haven’t won it.

Paying Through PayPal

If you’re paying through PayPal, Nike recommends you set up your PayPal 30 minutes or more before the launch. Otherwise, the payment method might not work at the moment. If somehow you missed the time, you can try another payment method.


Download the app and create a profile to reserve sneakers on the SNKRS app. Enter personal information, payment details, billing address, and shoe size. Next, enable notifications for the launch you’re looking forward to. On the launch day, hit the price tag in the “Upcoming” tab, select your size, okay the details, and enter your password if required. After that, you’ll receive a “Got ‘Em” message if it’s your lucky day. Else, you may not be notified at all.

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