Unfortunately, buying in-demand sneakers these days isn't as easy as it used to be. The chances of wandering into a retail store and finding a rare pair are slim to none, and even highly trafficked websites are as plagued with bots as ever, but apps are often more reliable. Thanks to raffle systems and an evolving aftermarket, the right apps can remedy a lot of the headaches that come along with buying sneakers in 2019. 

Whether you've got cash to blow on the secondary market or are looking to increase your chances of getting lucky on release day, you'll find the apps you need to cop and keep track of drop dates below.