I’m tough on Sneakers. In fact I go through about three pairs per year with all the walking and gardening I do. You might say I’m the perfect candidate to recycle my sneakers since I do more than my part to contribute to their collecting in land fills!
I recently discovered a location north of Baltimore that participates in Nike’s “Reuse-a-Shoe” program, turning 100% of any athletic brand shoe into either a running track, basketball court, tennis court, or golf surface. The program has donation centers all around the country and describes how it creates these useful surfaces on Nike’s main website. Most collection programs accept donations in person or via mail, and you can donate shoes from all over the country to the effort. Since I plan on accumulating a few pairs before I make the trip to my local project collection site, I’ll add a bin in my trash container to save both my shoes and that of my family’s.
Curious as to how to recycle your own sneakers, check out this link and watch the video on how they reuse unwanted sneakers from around the country!