An Overview of Terms Used In The Community

If you are new to buying products with automated checkout software (bots) or are just becoming interested in limited-edition sneakers for the first time, you may have noticed that people who do this sort of thing online use various terms & abbreviations that depending on your background, may not be familiar to you. Below is a list of some commonly used slang along with definitions.

General Sneaker Slang

  • 1’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, etc – specific model of Jordan brand sneakers.
  • Beaters – shoes that you wear very often and beat up.
  • BIN – buy it now (price).
  • BNIB – brand new in box.
  • Breds – black and red sneakers.
  • Brick – A shoe or product that is not profitable for resale.
  • Cop – to purchase or buy something.
  • Crepes – sneakers (primarily used in the UK).
  • Crispy – clean/crisp sneakers.
  • Deadstock – brand new, never worn (DS).
  • DSWT – deadstock with tag.
  • FSR – full size run.
  • Footsites – Footlocker, Footaction, Champs, & Eastbay.
  • FTA – footaction.
  • FTL – footlocker.
  • FNL – finishline.
  • G.O.A.T – greatest of all time.
  • Grails – all time favorite sneakers.
  • GR – general release, not limited.
  • GS – grade school, kids sizes.
  • Gum sole – yellow/brownish sole of a sneaker.
  • Highs – high top sneakers.
  • Hypebeast – person into sneakers/hype.
  • Icy – usually in reference to the clean sole of a sneaker.
  • JB – jordan brand.
  • Lows – low top sneakers.
  • Mids – mid top sneakers.
  • NIB – new in box.
  • OG – original.
  • PE – player edition.
  • Retro – re-release of a classic sneaker.
  • Upper – upper part of a sneaker (its material).
  • VNDS – very near deadstock.
  • Washed – noob or someone not very successful in botting or reselling.
  • WTB – want to buy.
  • WTS – want to sell.
  • WTT – want to trade.

Botting Slang

  • AIO – all in one (type of bot; supports many sites).
  • AWS – amazon web services: server provider.
  • Bot – auto-purchase software.
  • Captcha – anti-bot measure many sites use, usually select pictures in a small box.
  • Cookgroup – discord group with sneaker info (helpful when botting or reselling).
  • Delay – millisecond intervals used on bots.
  • Monitor Delay – how often your bot refreshes the page to monitor for a product.
  • Retry Delay – how often your bot retries after an error.
  • DC – datacenter proxies: faster, but easily banned by sites.
  • Early Link – a link to a product before its live (speeds up checkout process).
  • Group Buy (GB) – exclusive opportunity to purchase sold out or in stock products/serices for retail or a discounted price.
  • Google Cloud (GCS) – server provider.
  • OOS – out of stock.
  • Proxies – virtual IP addresses that help avoid bans on a site when making multiple requests.
  • Residential Proxies – slower, but generally more reliable
  • Server – virtual computer with good specs and a good connection used to run bots and have more success, usually located in same location as websites servers and the same location as your proxies.
  • Sitelist – compiled list of all sites that are releasing a certain product.
  • Slots  – a service provided by an experienced botter when they use your payment and shipping info to purchase limited items for you, you are usually charged a Pay After Success (PAS) fee, this fee is usually low enough to allow you to still profit on the item and is based on the resell price of the item.
  • Task  – an instance or attempt on a bot trying to purchase an item, 10 tasks can purchase 10 items max
  • Variants – a numeric code specifying a size and product scraped from the backend of a shopify site usually (helps speed up checkout process).

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