You see walls of kicks: multiple pairs of rare shoes from sneaker plugs all over Instagram, on Facebook, eBay, and you are most likely wondering how they acquired so many pairs at once. That is exactly the question we will be tackling today, so without further adieu, let̵7;s get in to it.

How do resellers get multiple pairs of rare shoes?

After seeing pictures like this, where people have thousands of dollars worth of shoe inventory that they can flip for a good profit, it’s understandable that you want to become a shoe plug like them and reap in the profits as well.

How Do Resellers Get So Many Shoes

But apart from having the cash to buy these shoes, how do these elusive sneaker plugs get so many pairs? For those who want the blueprint from $0 to $10k, our  highly reviewed 2021 Hypemaster Playbook reveals the business strategies that plugs use. Also, you can keep reading here for some solid advice on how to be a shoe plug for rare kicks like Jordans and Yeezy’s.

5 ways to get more than one pair of rare shoes at a time

1. They try every method, and by law of averages, they end up winning more than once.

Total dedication, obsession and getting all distractions out of the way, other than what is relevant. This is what you must do when you sell shoes. Shop at stores that most people don’t even know exist. You can’t make money or get multiple pairs in crowded places, when you’re 1 in 100 rather than 1 in 100,000, your chances are way higher, and this is what it’s like when you purchase shoes from a local sneaker boutique vs a mega store like Foot Locker.

2. Enter raffles.

Don’t just enter with one account, enter to win shoes through multiple accounts while being careful to not get banned to increase your chances of getting more than on pair of shoes. The more chances you have, the more likely you’ll get the shoes, it’s simple math, and with enough chances, it will be nearly impossible not to get at least one pair if not many pairs of shoes.

Check out our free guide on some insider tips on “hacking” the SNKRS app for best results.

Practice persistence and reach just a little bit farther than everyone else and you’ll be surprised when you quickly become surrounded in a company of winners when you simply do what others are willing not to do, with the correct time and knowledge advantages. Combine both manual methods and the use of sneaker bots to get more than one pair, and get them in person and online from multiple websites.

3. Not all shoes are theirs.

Some folks flaunting multiple pairs of shoes on release day might not actually own all of them. They could be outsourcing and profiting as the middleman, like a boss in organized crime. Consider forming a reliable team, just like business giants Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos, to increase your chances of securing rare shoes. Choose trustworthy individuals who can deliver on their promises. Having a team boosts your odds of success, as those flaunting many shoes likely didn’t acquire them alone. Displaying 5-10 pairs on social media can enhance your reputation as a shoe seller and attract customers. Use relevant hashtags on Instagram to showcase your inventory.

4. They know or are a store manager somewhere that stocks these shoes.

Just as said, these plugs are connected with a store that sells these kind of valuable shoes. Although the large department stores will deny having such relationships with people, videos like this one on YouTube will show otherwise. Some people, like Benjamin Kickz, a million dollar teenage shoe reseller, most likely have exclusive relationships with people deeply connected with the brands selling the shoes, and quite possibly have wholesale accounts with Nike or Adidas.

How do you get a wholesale account with major brands?

Although anyone with a physical storefront can apply to carry Jordans or Yeezy’s, it’s not easy to get approved. Don’t get discouraged about not being able to get an account straight from the source, there are workarounds for this. One is to be employed at a store that’s a source for hype shoes. If you really like sneakers, get a job at a local Foot Locker or similar store. 

Even better if you get a job at a local consignment store to build your network and get access to off market deals. Make sure you really love the culture, or at least take a crash course in it because they’ll be able to sniff a straight up reseller, and if they sense this, they will be quick to deny your wish to be part of their team of sneakerheads. Having exclusive relationships will give you a leg up in the resale game and you’ll certainly be up to date with the news of the latest releases coming out.

5. They use sneaker bots to get multiple pairs.

Not friends with any store managers? No worries. You can still comfortably get multiple pairs using sneaker bots. We wrote a guide on using sneaker bots here that reveals how we get up to 50 profitable pairs per release. There’s a pretty complex formula to bots, you don’t just buy the program and hope it runs. A lot of people buy bots and have no idea what to do with them. Other people don’t even know which sneaker bots are trustworthy or if they even work.

At a $300 average investment for this software, you’re going to want to know how to use them before you dive in and buy one. If you want an in depth guide that will walk you through all of the steps of using a sneaker bot and get you started copping multiple pairs right away, check out the Hypemaster Playbook. For those who are already selling shoes and want some help but bots sound way too technical, here’s a post that shows 3 ways to make the most money while reselling shoes. 

Entering sneaker raffles is a process, but it can totally get you more than one pair. For most brands, you’ll probably have to tag a few friends on IG and like and follow the account, but despite slight embarrassment, this will give you a chance to get coveted goods. All serious shoe flippers take steps like this to get kicks.

With knowledge comes power, but don’t think that it’ll come right away, you need to read multiple times, then take action as laid out in our Playbook or in our blog posts. Selling shoes is an exciting way to make money, especially when you can cop multiple pairs at a time. Once you get this feeling of getting into the flow of being a high level shoe reseller, it’ll be hard to imagine making money doing anything else.

If you want to learn how to become a shoe plug and don’t know where to start, take a look at the highly reviewed, recently updated for 2021, 400+ page Hypemaster Playbook to get you jump started on your journey as a profitable sneaker reseller.

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JV was inspired to start Six Figure Sneakerhead after having more people asking questions than he could answer about sneaker reselling when they saw the success he was having. His intention is to create the top resource for sneaker resale education worldwide and loves to see when customers succeed, and he's always accepting feedback for all offerings which are constantly updated to suit the customer needs and the current times.


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