What to do with retired running shoes

If your house is anything like mine, piles of running shoes are everywhere.

You have retired sneakers too worn out to run in, but great for yard work. There’s the castaway stash, which never quite felt right, but you can’t bring yourself to ditch.

Then there’s the complete reject pile, only good for activities like beach combing or boating. Ya know, where you will barely use said dead sneakers.

Ultimately, you use ’em one last time at a mud run, or donate the shoes at running expo. Or, you toss them in the bin.


Here’s a new organization we have proudly partnered with – Kindrunner.com


May we introduce you to Kindrunner! The scooters are proud to partner with the fab folks at Kindrunner, where patrons can trade in old, used running shoes for new shoes.

Runners receive “Kindness Cash Rewards” for every old pair they send in. The old shoes are then shipped to donation charity partners, including Soles 4 Souls, to assist people in need.  That’s right, your discarded sneakers get a second life outside your closet or a landfill.

Kindrunner will officially launch on June 1. So we will have more details on how you can participate and join the movement then.

In the meantime, check out Kindrunner.com, as they are currently holding a contest to giveaway free running shoes for you and a partner for one year. Sign me up!

In the meantime, here they are online!

– Facebook: http://facebook.com/kindrunner
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/beAkindrunner
– Instagram: http://instagram.com/beakindrunner
– Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kindrunner

What do you do with your old running shoes? Tell us in the comments.

5 thoughts on “What to do with retired running shoes

    • That makes sense, good plan! Once mine fall below the yard work level, its hard for me to use them in any manner than requires good foot support. It’s all long gone!

  1. Most of my old shoes get donated at runs. I actually don’t have too big of a stash – once a pair is deemed “done” they move along to their next home, wherever that might be. 😉 Hopefully soon, that will be to the good folks at Kindrunner!

  2. I love this idea SO much. I’m a running shoe hoarder, so even once they’ve outlived their usefulness, I tend to keep them around. But I am totally going to send them to these fine folks!

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