How to Create a Nike ID

by Hannelore Davis

Nike iD allows you to select a Nike brand shoe, customize the materials, colors and add an iD to the shoe. The shoe can then be purchased, and your design will be built by Nike, and delivered to you. Creating a Nike iD is a very simple process, and the website design allows for a very smooth experience.

Items you will need

  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
Step 1

Open an Internet browser and navigate to nikeid.nike.com. Choose between men's and women's shoes, located at the top. Select a shoe category from the drop down menu. Click on a shoe to select it. Remember, you will be able to adjust the colors, so select a shoe based on style only.

Step 2

The shoe will appear in the middle of the screen. Click on "Or Start Blank" located on the left hand side. This will reset the shoe to a blank canvas. Below the shoe are navigation options. Use these buttons to rotate the shoe or to zoom in and out.

Step 3

Hover over a section of the shoe. A small box will appear providing the name of that section. Click on the section. Another box will appear in the upper left hand corner with color swatches. Hover over a swatch to view the color name, click on the swatch to choose a color. The progress bar on the right will tell you how many sections are left to customize. Click on "What's left" located beneath the progress bar, and it will guide you to any missed sections. The missing sections will flash. Click on a flashing section to be taken to that section to customize it. In addition to choosing a color, some sections will allow you to choose a material from a drop down box, located above the color options.

Step 4

Select a size. The size option is located on the right hand side beneath the progress bar. You have created your Nike iD! Click "Add To Cart." Choose "View Cart" to view your creation in your cart along with the price and shipping options. This will start the purchasing process.

Tips

  • When finished creating, you may choose "Save and Share" instead of "Add to Cart." This option allows you to save your design, or share it to get another opinion before purchasing. Saving will require you to create a Nike account, and provides the added benefit of free return shipping.

Warnings

  • Shipping may take four weeks or more. Even if you select a women's shoe, shoe sizes are still listed using men's sizes. If you are creating a women's shoe, subtract 1.5 from your usual shoe size to ensure a proper fit.

References

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Based in Mississippi, Hannelore Davis has a bachelor's degree in interactive design and game development. Davis also has two years of experience in supporting technical issues with Internet and digital phone for a large telecommunications company.