Day 122 – Back in March, I collected shoes in any condition. I ended up with 81 pairs of shoes. Footwear of all kinds were left on my doorstep and I needed to decide where they would be going. One thing was for sure, they were not going to end up in a landfill.
Twenty pairs of shoes went to Soles4Soul where they will be reused.
Twenty pairs of shoes went to Nike’s Reuse a Shoe program, where they will be turned into Nike Grind. Nike Grind materials are used to transform community spaces – from basketball courts and playtop surfaces to running tracks and more.
Forty-one pairs of shoes were recycled through I:CO, who partners with stores like North Face, Levi’s, Forever 21, H&M, Columbia, and Asics.
Next time you are faced with an unwanted pair of shoes, please consider one of these three options. One pair of shoes in the trash may not seem like a big deal, but multiply that by millions (even billions) of people and it really adds up.
Thanks to everyone that participated in my shoe collection!
Tomorrow, my next collection.