Sneaker proxies, much like Chrome proxies, have become lifesavers for sneaker lovers. What would we do without our favorite pair of sneakers? We all want to get our hands on the limited edition pairs, but due to their low quantity and high-demand, it is hard to get your hands on one. So why not use sneaker proxies to increase your chances. But which ones should you go for, paid or free, find out below!
Sneaker Proxies - How Do They Work?
Sneaker proxies are dedicated proxies (borrowed IP addresses) that allow you to conceal your identity on the internet and use multiple different ones to score your favorite pair of sneakers. Buying a proxy is like buying an IP address from a service provider.
The internet is vast. In order to keep track of all internet users, each device is allotted with a specific IP address that acts as a social security number on the internet. Every action that takes place on the internet via that device is recorded and linked to that IP address. So, when you access a website, your IP address gets noted down by the website.
Buying proxies allows you to access multiple different IP addresses from your device. A proxy acts as a firewall between you and the website that you are accessing and hides your true identity – your IP Address. Using the proxies, you can access your favorite sneaker’s brand and purchase multiple sneakers at a time without the website or the developers at back-end finding out.
Paid or Free Sneaker Proxies – Which one is better?
Free proxies definitely sound more alluring than paid proxies, but in terms of performance, they are not. You need to understand that there are two types of free proxies. The first one is where the service provider offers to let you use the proxies free of cost. Now imagine, why would someone give something for free that required them to invest hundreds of dollars? Sounds fishy right? Well, that is exactly what it is – a scam to gather your personal information.
On the other hand, there are service providers that offer 15 to a 30-day free trial period. During that tenure, you can access their proxies for free. It is much like the free and paid version of Netflix. After your trial period is over, you need to pay a certain amount to purchase the proxies. Such kinds of free proxies are legit in most cases.
Then comes the paid proxies. Just because your service provider is asking you for money, it doesn’t make him legit. It would be someone running a scam and delivering fake proxies that might get you in trouble. But they are still less riskier than free proxies.
If you ask us, we would suggest that you go with paid proxies providers. But not just with any proxy provider that you find on the internet. Do your research, read the reviews regarding their services on third-party websites, and only then make the payment.