If you’re one of those people who loves sneakers so much that you wait for them to arrive in the markets? Well, you would be pleased to know that there are apps for this as well, especially if you’re waiting for the release of a particular brand of sneakers. Given the sheer number of sneakers available in the market, there are a lot of choices on offer.
Sometimes, having the app from the manufacturer makes sense, especially if you prefer a favorite brand. However, if you love sneakers regardless of the brand, you would love to know that there are multiple apps right now on the Play Store that let you track the arrival date of sneakers. We are going to talk about some of these apps right now to help you decide among the best.
5 best sneaker apps to track release dates
The developers claim this is the number one app for all sneakerheads. This app comes with a variety of features to help you track the arrival of your favorite sneakers. The developers keep the info updated with the latest from the manufacturers, so you can get all the information you need with the complete set of pictures. The app, also known as Sole Insider, has a “cop” and “drop” option, letting you know how popular a particular pair of sneakers are. This is followed by information on the release date as well as the expected pricing of the sneakers.
Brands like Jordan, Nike, Adidas, Ronnie Fieg, Puma and more are included with this particular product, so be sure to check it out. If there’s one gripe we have with the app, it’s that the UI is slightly outdated and not in line with the new apps that we find on the Play Store. But this shouldn’t exactly be a concern for everyone given that the app gives you all the right information just as advertised. The app is free to download, and there were ads, but the developer has removed them in the latest update. You will need an Android device running Android 4.0 or up to use this app.
We won’t be surprised if you’ve heard of this app before. It is undoubtedly one of the most downloaded sneaker related apps available on the Play Store right now. You will also find a lot of information about sneakers, including latest news as well as history. This is the official app of kicksonfire.com, which is a popular website that offers up all the essential information about sneakers on the user’s fingertips. Needless to say, all the top brands are covered by this app, so you won’t find yourself thinking about a pair of sneakers and not finding them here.
The app is incredibly popular and has been downloaded nearly 5 million times. Every time you place an order, there will be a concierge or a personal assistant to help you through the entire process. Shopping for sneakers is an incredibly easy process using KicksOnFire, so we highly recommend users to try it out. The app requires users to be on Android 4.1 or higher. The app is free to download and has in-app purchases. There are ads on board as well, which can be removed with an in-app purchase.
This is yet another app to keep your eye on sneakers. JD is a well known Chinese e-commerce site, and as we all know, sneakers and clothing are significantly cheaper in China than they are in the U.S. Keeping this in mind, it makes sense to get your sneakers directly from here as it could help you save quite a bit of money. You can even see when a new pair of sneakers are going to arrive, making this a must have app for all sneakerheads. Shipping times will vary depending on the product you choose, but if you choose the priority shipping option, you have nothing to worry about.
The app listing mentions that there are new shoes coming in every day from brands like The North Face, EA7, Puma, Calvin Klein, Vans, New Balance, Tommy Hilfiger, Diadora, Asics, Jordan, Under Armour, Lacoste, Hype, Fila and Reebok. Keeping this in mind, the app should definitely be on your list of apps to have for sneakers shopping. The live search option allows you to get detailed information for your queries right when you type in the query. If you’re not convinced about the product, you can even check out dedicated videos meant for the products. Overall, JD Sports is definitely recommended by us, especially given the fact that it’s free and has no ads or in-app purchases (barring the shoes that you buy).
We have talked about apps that offer sneakers from a variety of brands, now we’re going to discuss an app from a specific manufacturer – Nike – in this case. This app, known as SNKRS, comes with a detailed catalogue of all the upcoming and currently selling Nike sneakers. You can also get detailed information on the history of the sneakers and how it evolved. The makers of the app have also devised a “draw”, which will give you a chance to purchase exclusive limited edition sneakers before the rest of the world does. Expectedly, this is a free app and has no ads or in-app purchases. You will need an Android device with at least Android 4.4 or above to run this app.
Much like Nike’s SNKRS, adidas CONFIRMED offers its own catalog of products ranging between a variety of sizes. Unlike the Nike offering, however, this app lets you track the release of an upcoming pair of sneakers and book it right within the app to get it from a dealership nearby at your convenience. It’s really very simple and avoids the hassle of making payments within the app. This is an official adidas app, so you can be assured of getting all the new information before anyone else.
Once you have picked your shoes and chosen the dealership you will pick it from, the app will give you a message saying “YOU ARE CONFIRMED”. Following this, you simply have to head over to the dealer, show them the app, and pay the money to get the sneakers. This is the best way to reserve a pair of sneakers ahead of time, and comes highly recommended if you don’t like to visit busy stores around you.