How to Become an Nike Product Tester

Nike fans, here’s how to score some free gear, even if you’re not an influencer. We’ve talked about the Adidas product testing program, and now, we’ll get into the details of the Nike product testing program that’s been around for over a decade.

Similar to the Adidas program, you don’t get to keep the products, but you do get to try unreleased items to provide feedback. If you’re still interested in learning more,  keep on reading!

What is the Nike Voice of the Athlete Testing Program and How to Apply

The Nike Voice of the Athlete testing program allows individuals to test apparel and footwear to help the brand get honest feedback from real users. They separate their applicants into children, teens, and adults. If you have a family and want to test together, children aged 12 years or younger could qualify as a “child tester.”

If accepted, Nike will send you the product and ask you to wear it for X time (e.g., 1 to 2 months). Participants log the number of hours they used the product and what it was used for.

Potential testers need to meet a minimum set of requirements, most notably:

  • You’re a U.S. Citizen
  • NCAA athletes aren’t eligible
  • Be able to fill out the application in detail, particularly in their desired sport/activity.
  • Be ok with whole-sized shoes (their sample sizes don’t have half-sizes)
  • You cannot share what you’re testing on social media or other forms of communication.

That last bullet point is important! They want real feedback without influence, so they don’t want pictures or texts sent and posted with a humble brag that Nike picked you to test.

If you still want to go for it, head to their website to apply for the Nike product testing program.

What the Nike Product Testing Application Includes

Unlike the Adidas testing program, I completed the Nike application to 100% because there were more casual options for me instead of applying as a highly active individual. (I’m not a super athlete, folks.)

After simple questions pertaining to residence, what you want to test (I picked both apparel & footwear), address for product shipping, height/weight, and if you’re a Nike employee, it asks more detailed questions like this:

Categories include:

  • American Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Men’s Training
  • Running
  • Skateboarding
  • Soccer (Global Football)
  • Sportswear
  • Tennis
  • Women’s Training

Similar to Adidas, Nike wants to look for applicants who train regularly in their category so they can use potential products to the fullest!

They’ll also ask for the following sizes:

  • Shirt / Jacket size
  • Bra size (if applicable)
  • Pant / Short size
  • Shoe size

Here are some questions you can expect to answer if applying for women’s apparel:

It’ll then continue to ask questions like what type of sports bra you wear and even your preferred sock height, which I highly appreciated.

If you pick lifestyle options, they’ll also give you sample images and ask which one best represents your personal style. This gave me the confidence that I could submit my application without being truly experienced in one of their sports categories.

What Happens When You’re Accepted as a Nike Product Tester

Since this is a popular program, don’t be alarmed if it takes months to hear back if you’ve made the cut. Some will say it took them 4 weeks and some Redditors have claimed it took a year to hear back. Either way, if the acceptance comes, you’ll be able to test!

You’ll be reminded that you CANNOT share the tester products on social media, along with leaving the item unattended. There will also be a list of places you can’t wear the product to.

Similar to Adidas, they genuinely want private testers and reserve the right to terminate the agreement at any time.

Once you complete the testing duration for each product, you mail back the item courtesy of Nike, as you don’t get to keep whatever you test.

Does Nike Pay Their Testers?

They do NOT pay their testers. The beneficial aspect of being a tester is that you get to try unreleased items for free, even if you don’t get to keep the products.

There have been some testers saying they received coupons for future purchases, but this isn’t guaranteed.

Avoid potential scams if you see “jobs” available as Nike product testers. Their emails for the product testing program come from these:

Make sure the email is real before clicking on any links! If you need help deciphering it, you can also call their toll-free number to verify: 1 (800) 344-6453

If you feel you meet the requirements and have no problem testing diligently and privately, be sure to apply to the Nike product testing program.

While You Wait, Here’s How to Get $750 to Spend on Nike Products

Once you submit your application, there’s no telling how long it’ll take to hear back, so why not earn an extra $750 (or less if you want) from Flash Rewards to get the Nike products you want and be able to show off?

Anyone 18+ can participate. It’s a rewards program that’s been around since 2016 and has rewarded $12 million to users over time.

Flash Rewards work by showing you “deals” that they think you would like. This includes mobile apps and games, subscriptions, financial services, etc. Each type of deal you choose has its own mini-task to complete.

It goes like this:

  1. Head over to Flash Rewards and fill out basic info (Email, Name, etc.)
  2. Take a quick Survey (it helps figure out the optional offers & required deals to recommend)
  3. Complete deals by shopping Flash Rewards’ great brand-name partners.
  4. Important: Follow the instructions on completing the specific number of deals for each level and get to Level 5 to get the maximum reward! (there are plenty of deals to try – some are free trials or app downloads, others require a purchase!)
  5. Claim the reward and get it in about a week!

You won’t get the cash if you don’t complete the required deals.

Depending on your chosen deals, you could complete it all in a day, which users like to do, but know that most offers aren’t instant. Sure, it takes a little more effort but it’s legit. Once you get the money, go on a Nike shopping spree!

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