How to get NIKEiD shoes in Canada


[UPDATE] To order shoes from NikeID and ship to one of our border locations, you must complete a manual order with NikeID. You cannot buy the item on the website, you will need to call NikeID at 1-866-633-6453 and give them your Canadian billing information and your new US Shipping address.

Have you ever bought some awesome shoes only to realize other people wearing the exact same pair?  Well, the other day my friend told me about a great website made by Nike called NIKEiD.  They give you the chance to customize your own shoes right on their website.  You can choose everything from the materials used to the colors and even add a personalized tag.  Not only did I think that was really cool, but your customized one of a kind shoes are about the same price as Nike shoes you will find in store.

My friend was planning on buying a pair he had designed but there was a slight problem, Nike only ships their NIKEiD shoes to a US shipping address.  That means those of us in Canada need to find another way to get our hands on them…and feet in them 😀  Thankfully I found a way for Canadians to get their customized shoes, using Kinek‘s alternative delivery network.   They specialize in providing a place for you, a Canadian who wants to buy those customized shoes, to ship your order to, effectively giving you a  shipping address in the United States.  You can click here to find the most convenient location for you.  All of the border locations are within a 10 minute drive from the border.  So if you’re part of the 75% of Canadians that live within 100 miles of the border it would likely only take a few hours on a Saturday afternoon to get your new shoes!

Now that I know about NIKEiD and the convenience of Kinek I plan on my next pair of shoes being designed by me using NIKEiD!


43 Responses

  1. John January 6, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Nike won’t ship to any p.o.boxes !!! It’s on their website!!

    • Jeremy January 10, 2012 at 11:52 am #

      Hi John,

      None of our addresses are PO boxes, so that’s not a problem with us 🙂

      • TRAVIS March 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm #


        • Jeremy March 6, 2012 at 6:21 am #

          Hi Travis,

          We have a new location coming on board in the next few days for Albertans!! Look for the new announcement here on

          • ajeth September 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

            hi i just wanted to know if i can ship my nike id to you guys and if you guys can ship it to me

          • Jeremy September 30, 2013 at 7:09 am #

            Hi there, Kinek doesn’t forward items onto Canada. You would need to pick them up at a border location.

          • Noel February 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

            Hi..I am from toronto, can i get the customize shoes that i like from the website?

          • Jeremy February 12, 2014 at 6:38 am #

            Hi Noel,

            It explains how to do this in the post you commented on. You simply call Nike at the # provided.

  2. clint March 11, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I have ordered many things thru just this process you explain.. But Nike ID does not seem to accept payment any other way except with an American issued credit card. How do I get around this?

    • Jeremy March 11, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      Hi Clint,

      You can use a Canadian credit card if you order over the phone. The phone number to call is listed in the above post. I hope this helps!

  3. kingsley March 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    will any of your locations ship to canada with the shoes not able to drive to the states to pick up the items and would pay for them to ship it across the boarder

    • Jeremy April 4, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Hi Kingsley,

      Unfortunately, we do not forward items to Canada. You or a family member would need to come and pick up your shoes at the border KinekPoint.

    • nick August 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Hey, If I am in BC, whats an easy way to get NikeID shoes?

      • Jeremy August 13, 2012 at 4:50 am #

        Hi Nick,

        The only and easiest way is described above in the blog post. First thing to do is sign up for Kinek and get your US shipping address in Blaine, Washington. Then, you will need to call the Nike 1-800# in the above post and give them your order and credit card, and new US shipping address info over the phone. I hope this helps!

        • Adam August 20, 2012 at 10:54 am #

          Hi, just thought I’d chime in.

          Nike has told me specifically that they won’t ship to a Kinek US shipping address either.

          I have an account and address in Blaine, and they cancelled my order after I called the number and placed it over the phone. The reason they specified was that they don’t ship to PO boxes, shipping services etc.

          • Jeremy August 28, 2012 at 9:48 am #

            Hi Adam,

            That’s unfortunate as we’ve had users with success in the past. We do not forward items so it looks like Nike is labelling our locations as freight forwarders even though we do not provide that type of service. We apologize for any confusion.

  4. bryan April 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    @jeremy – do you have kinekpoint around manitoba border???

    • Jeremy April 20, 2012 at 8:16 am #

      We wil be setting one up very shortly. They are waiting to do some finishing touches on the office and need to get a telephone line. It should be no longer than 2-3 weeks from now.

  5. chris May 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    was wondering if i can ship an item from your location. you see i am interested in getting my macbook pro painted through an american website. the way it works is i would send them my macbook, they will paint it, then they send it back. but they only accept shipping from american residents

    • Jeremy May 7, 2012 at 6:00 am #

      Hi chris,

      Most of our locations do not ship out, sorry. Only the postal stores such as UPS Stores can ship out, and that is separate from our Kinek service that receives packages. You could always go down to your nearest border crossing and visit the local USPS facility and ship out from there, and then use your Kinek US border location address as the return address.

  6. bryan June 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    hows the new office near in manitoba border?

  7. Georgia May 13, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Hi there! Are you hoping to be setting up one for Vancouver island anywhere? Or is that not possible to do.

    • Jeremy May 21, 2013 at 9:31 am #

      Hi Georgia,

      The U.S. border network needs to be on the U.S. side, so Vancouver Island wouldn’t work for U.S. shipments.

  8. Nevek June 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Hi Jeremy ,

    So i have To call Nike id and tell To the person how built And customise my shoes, after pay with an Canadian credit card, give the postal code And all of a kinek point And i Will be txt or phone back when my shoes Will arrive at the kinek point ?

    • Jeremy June 14, 2013 at 7:07 am #

      Hi Nevek,

      Essentially, yes. You just call NikeID and give them your KinekPoint shipping address with your Canadian credit card info and make your order over the phone.

  9. Alex December 30, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    Hi, I’m from Vancouver BC and wondering if you guys have a Seattle border location where I could pick up ordered NikeIDs from? Also what the cost of your service would be and if your trustworthy to hold a package that I paid for. Also earlier someone said that nike would not send packages to you because you’re freight forwarders? So will your service work or not?

    • Jeremy January 7, 2014 at 7:57 am #

      Hi Alex,

      Kinek is by far the most trusted network of locations to ship your packages to. You have an account to manage your packages, apps to track them, and email and text notifications to let you know its there. It’s a nice set up!

      There is a location in Blaine, WA that everyone in the greater Vancouver area ships to. You just need to sign up for a free account to ship there.

  10. John January 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    hi Jeremy.

    I recently tried ordering from but they didn’t allow me to kinek id number in the address bar, so is there another way to do this.

    • Jeremy February 4, 2014 at 7:09 am #

      Hi John,

      Yes, it explains right in this post how to get around this. You need to make a phone order.

  11. Suren March 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Is it necessary to provide the Kinek # in the address? Do I contact Kinek or the point/locaiton to see if my package has arrived?

    Who’s tried this method and how long has the shipments taken (I’m from Toronto)?

    • Jeremy June 3, 2014 at 5:59 am #

      Yes, it’s required to provide the Kinek# in the address. It’s used to send you an automated email when the package arrives.

  12. Nico April 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Hey Jeremy is there anyway you can email me a photo or send me a photo of the KinekPoint in Pembina ND? I just dont wanna get scammed

    • Jeremy June 3, 2014 at 6:05 am #

      Hi Nico,

      I don’t have a photo of that location but you can search in hundreds of forums and blogs online that reference the terrific service at the border KinekPoints. The location you’re referring to is A+.

  13. Brady November 30, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Im not fully sure what this does. So I live in Canada and I want to buy shoes from Nike but they only ship to the US. If I used the Kinek, does my package get shipped to kinek first, and then me? Or does the package get shipped to Kinek and I have to pick it up at a Kinek place?

    • Jeremy December 8, 2014 at 6:38 am #

      It get’s shipped to a Kinek US border location and you then drive down and pick it up. You save on international shipping, brokerage, etc.

  14. jeanne January 8, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    Hey, do you guys have a location in buffalo? I live in toronto, that’s the closest to me. And do i tell them that theyre gonna ship it to you guys?

    • Jeremy January 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      Yes, there’s a location in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lewiston, etc. You just sign up and provide the address to the retailer that Kinek provides you.

  15. Sarah July 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    My dad was going to buy a pair of shoes for my mom because it’s her birthday and I was wondering how could I pick it up from the border

    • Nate July 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Sarah,

      If your dad creates a Kinek account in his name and ships the package, he can provide you with a copy of his photo ID and a copy of the receipt for the shoes. If you create a Kinek account and ship the package in your name, all you need to provide at the KinekPoint is a copy of your photo ID and a copy of the receipt for the shoes.

  16. michelle November 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    I want to order from Nike and see from previous posts its not possible because they have you labelled as freight forwarder. Is this a problem for all your border locations. I was going to sign up to use your kingston or ogdensburg location.

    • Jeremy November 16, 2015 at 6:52 am #

      Hi Michelle,

      It outlines what you need to do in the original post. You need to call NikeID to make an order and they will be able to ship to Kinek.

  17. Grayson January 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Can I pick up at sarnia/ port Huron border?

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