Nikestore Launches Photo Verification Step for Sneaker Purchases

March 8th, 2014 by | 81 comments


nikestore verification photo Nikestore Launches Photo Verification Step for Sneaker Purchases

Remember the whole Nike Access Codes business that seemed to be a harbinger of a fairer checkout process for online sneaker purchasing? That system has yet to manifest, but as of this morning Nike did throw another unexpected wrench in the boogie-man bot community. If you added a pair like the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ to your cart this morning on Nikestore, you no doubt realized a screen popping up prompting you to click on various photos matched with words (See the example below) before checking out. What remains unclear is which sneaker releases this will apply to – surely you won’t have to do this photo verification for every purchase, but at the very least, it was in place for this morning’s Jordan 3 launch. Is this the final step needed to thwart automatic purchasing? Were you still able to get your sneakers? Tell us down in the comments and stay tuned for updates on Nikestore’s ongoing attempts at creating a fairer system for sneaker acquisition.


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70 comments
lbach
lbach

Great for all the true sneakerheads out there! Was able to cop a pair thanks to this verification! ^_^

juelz203
juelz203

Or they could just make quite a bit more shoes and supply more to the stores. Or maybe that would be too easy of a solution

Nikes_Jordans_
Nikes_Jordans_

Until bot develops figure out a way to make the bot select the right pic... That will happen in a release or 2

SockandSole
SockandSole

I'm not gonna lie, when I saw that pop up on my screen this morning I was like v

JMBasquiat
JMBasquiat

I still think getting yours shoes at the store is better but this is good news for people who shop online for sneakers on release dates. 

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

What's going to happen if you miss a drop due to cash or internet crashing or the power goes out because a car hit a pole. No resellers equals no future chance for post release pick ups. Just a thought , but I am onboard with Nike. I think resellers are a necessary evil but the shits been out of hand lately... Big ups to Nike today. Even though the 3s were ugly as hell. :)

RescoJam
RescoJam

Just 2 things:
-SNEAKERS TO THE PEOPLE
-ROCK YOUR KICKS


Greetings from Italy

NickBar
NickBar

no point anymore..yeezys are not coming back :P

tsbray9
tsbray9

i feel like ill actually have a chance now haha 

TerrenceP03
TerrenceP03

They shoulda did this before they released the Yeezys!

Staxx13
Staxx13

Most non twitter link only releases are not hard to cop, it just sucks if you're going for two styles.

Kev Loco
Kev Loco

Finally they do something that might actually work

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

Stop the twitter link $^!+ also! Everybody doesn't have social media believe it or not.

joseph jones
joseph jones

I was staring at the screen for a second, panicking...before I realized what it was asking me to do. Fortunately, the delay didnt prevent me from completing my order.

lenylando
lenylando

are they doing this for jordans only or every twitter link checkout??

adadalives
adadalives

I wonder if they are going to do unique pictures verifications for each release. Like maybe to be really secure have random picture sets show up even for the same release. One user might get a lamp one another a car one or get complex and be like pick which vehicle is a van and have like 10 convertables and one van!!!! So they don't get automated. That would really top it off. OH hell yea!!!! So they really do listen to people cursing them on discussion boards. Nice.

lildwell
lildwell

Nike is retarded for not using captcha sooner. This isnt new people.

VNTG_BMW
VNTG_BMW

I think it's brilliant I mean not to down anyone that uses bots it's just I feel if u want a shoe bad enough do the work

Time2ballup
Time2ballup

@lbach  Not likely. I'm sure some1 will come up with something to surpass this. :/

Sneakdisser300
Sneakdisser300

Bots still work you just have to click the picture manually

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

I agree with you, because most online sites I can't use my military discount! Also, I hate waiting on a shoe to come in the mail! When I purchase a kick I want that sucker in my hands as soon as the money leaves my hand or account!

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

Good thought bruh, but none of that matters. Post release pickups will always be possible because a lot of folks end up selling their kicks because they need the cash to get other kicks or they went broke! So, even without official resellers you have a chance to buy from others in the sneaker community. Also the kicks you want may still be at local stores or they may still be available online. No matter if there is a power outage, Internet crashes, no cash at the time of release you still can get the kick you want at a later date! No need to always purchase on release date. I just picked up a pair of LeBron X Pressures that I wanted on release date for $54 bucks. They were a return at a Nike outlet here in Grand Prairie Texas. They were 50% off plus an additional 20% because the bottoms were dirty from people trying them on and my military discount! I'm still Crunk about getting them a year later! At a super duper ruper steal of a price

tsbray9
tsbray9

@TerrenceP03  that may be true but those were quickstrike and bots didnt even get a chance 

Sneakdisser300
Sneakdisser300

You don't need a twitter account just bookmark NDC twitter page

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

I believe every Twitter link checkout

sonnyshoes
sonnyshoes

They are I did the Jordans twice and they were both different sets of words/pics.

beedub77
beedub77

Not to down anyone who uses bots??? F*€< all those guys using bots!!!! It's about time!!!!!

adadalives
adadalives

@qtbigwatts  Picked up 4 pairs of kicks this year on this exact scenario:

"Post release pickups will always be possible because a lot of folks end up selling their kicks because they need the cash to get other kicks or they went broke! "

Flint XIIIs

Carmine VIs (Countdown Pack)

True Blue IIIs

Golden Moment VIs 

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

Yes, bots did have a chance bruh! A few people left their bots active for the yezzys. So yes folks with bots got in on that release

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

Cool beans! Didn't know that. I just buy my running shoes online so it really didn't matter to me, but I hate hearing and seeing the twitter $^!+

adadalives
adadalives

@sonnyshoes Thanks for following up. That is great. Going to actually try for the Jordan Future release next week then. I reached the point to where I stopped even trying the twitter link thing because it was always like no matter when you got in it was like winning the lottery. The playing field is level now. Cool beans.

Cop em and Rock em
Cop em and Rock em

Agreed! Fuck those selfish bastards!! I hope their feet get gang green and fall off! Lol. Yeah I said it!

VNTG_BMW
VNTG_BMW

I can respect that. Let's all be honest nike and jordan brand make it nearly impossible to get some releases. Look at shit like the Oregon foams. People can say what they want but if it was at all possible to use a bot back when joints like the undftd 4's or the Tokyo 5's I don't know any1 who wouldn't have at least given it a try. Yet even with all that being said you have assholes out there who use bots for shit like general releases or quick strikes when u can just put in the work to get them. So in short hell yeah, I applaud nike

Sneakdisser300
Sneakdisser300

I'll admit I am in possession of a bot but I only use mine for limited releases and rsvps for things like dbs other than that most places where I'm from do first come first served for everything else but my friend also has a bot too(he's the reason I have a bot) and every line we're in whenever nike drops the link one us will use a bot and the other one will try it legit maybe he got lucky and the shoe was added to the cart without the use of the bot but he cliked the pictures and wallah size 10 perspective in the cart while I got jammed with it's not in your cart yet

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

@Eccroids... sneakdisser300 talking about his friend used a bot while he was with him, yeah right. Just be honest and man up and say you used a bot.

Sneakdisser300
Sneakdisser300

First why do people think only resellers use bots Second bots can still get through friend of mind who I was with used it while we were waiting in line for the kobes today

Sneakdisser300
Sneakdisser300

It all depends on how advance the ATC bot you using is some won't work and some will

VNTG_BMW
VNTG_BMW

Yo how u gon play dude for saying something u ain't on? U sound a lil lame 2 me kid

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

Actually I been saying cool beans for a couple years now. I start saying it because people always say cool after you text/say something to them so I added beans to it. Something I got from my grandma

adadalives
adadalives

@Mendez  @adadalives @sonnyshoes  I say that. Stay in your own lane. Everybody tough on the internet... Looking at your past posts. It's easy to throw darts from behind a keyboard. Lame.

adadalives
adadalives

@zach___  Well the weather is getting better. I might be able to wake up for that if need be.

zach___
zach___

Have fun, Jordan future isn't even releasing online.

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