Pioneers of shopping for stuff with ease, Klarna are branching out to battle sneaker bots, offering you a second chance to get hold of the sneakers you missed out on the first time around with their ‘Smoooth Raffle’.

If your reading this then we can assume you are clued up enough to know how hyped the sneaker game has got over the last five years, not to mention how damn hard it is to get a hold of that grailed sneaker you have been eyeing up since the first leaked pic. Bots have locked down the resale market inflating prices and making the chance to get a limited release for the average whoever near impossible.

Fear not, Klarna have come up with an ingenious new way of beating the bots and copping some of the most sought after models of the last decade. The ‘Smoooth Raffle’ is the world’s first sneaker drop to adopt heart-rate technology, a humanised entry mechanic that weeds out the bots and rewards pure passion for sneakers by measuring the heartbeat of entrants as the core entry mechanic. Sounds complicated, it ain’t. All you need to do is put your fingertip on a camera lens of a smartphone or laptop and you’re in.

We delved into our list of the best sneakers of the last decade to curate the drop, so you KNOW you’re going to have a decent selection of the most iconic and hyped sneakers.

Check out the sneakers available in the raffle below and sign up for early access here.

Adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 750 OG (2015)


Acronym x Nike Presto Mid (2016)


Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Jordan 1 Chicago (2017)


Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97 (2017)


Daniel Arsham x Adidas Futurecraft 4D (2018)


The ‘Smoooth raffle’ epitomises Klarna’s commitment to providing every shopper with as easy shopping and paying experience as possible, empowering shoppers everywhere to get what they love, today.

The raffle will officially launch on July 2nd. Pre-register here today and keep your eyes on our site and social channels for more details on the raffle closer to the release date.


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