I have a hard time parting with my running shoes, and I know I’m not alone. The pile of shoes that build up in our closets and our car trunks represent sacrifices and silent victories. But at some point, when the piles get too high, too smelly, or become a sore spot between you and your spouse, something’s got to give.
So what can you do with your old shoes? Throwing them into the garbage seems wasteful. You probably know to donate them, but did you realize there are a lot more options out there than the local thrift store? Here are a few ideas...
1. Your local specialty running store
2. Race Expos
3. Hit the mall
4. Give them a grand send off
If you know any organizations or stores that accept shoes, this is a great place to get out the word! Drop me a line in the comments box.