How to Recycle Old Running Shoes

If you are out on the streets every day running, then in addition to burning calories you are damaging your running shoes too. A regular runner discards his running shoes in about four to five months on average. So every four to five months a runner purchases a new pair of shoes. Now people might be tempted to continue using their old shoes but it should be avoided as it isn’t healthy. Running in the shoes that are worn out increase the chances of injuries.

A pair of good running shoes are a must in a runner’s wardrobe but they do have a fair share of garbage contributed to the environment. We as runners can play an important role in how our old shoes are discarded. There are environmental friendly ways through which you can get rid of your shoes so read on to find out how you can do the junk clearance.

Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program

If by the time you are done with your running shoes they aren’t in the condition of being donated anywhere then you can make use of the Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program. What happens is that this program decomposes the components of an old shoe and uses them to create new shoes.

Since Nike is a popular brand, you can easily find a Nike store and donate your old shoes there to take advantage of the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program.

Old World Running

On the contrary, if your shoes are in a good shape but you can’t keep them because either they don’t fit you or you don’t like them then you can donate them to Old World Running. Old World Running is a charity for shoes. Since it’s a popular charity you can easily find its locations and drop off your shoes at one of the locations.

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