Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Now That I'm Getting Rid of My Shoes... How Do I Do It?

The first pair I decided to get rid of was relatively easy. I thought the shoes were ugly, but they're comfortable, have been worn about 10 times, and are in good condition. So I figured I could send them to Goodwill and feel relatively confident they wouldn't wind up in the trash.

But the hobo/hipster shoes? That are seven years old? That are falling apart? They presented a problem.

Okaaay ... so I throw them out. Right? Do I have any choice?

I'm not sure. Nike has a program for recycled running shoes, but the only website I found for recycling ALL shoes was in the UK.

If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated. I'll continue doing some digging as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a really good question. I donated all of my shoes to Goodwill, but they were all in decent condition. The few pairs of shoes that I've truly worn out over my lifetime, I've thrown away, because I don't know what else to do with them. Hopefully someone else has a better suggestions.

(And thanks for changing the comment settings!)