We all love opening up a brand new box of new tennis shoes!
You can pair tennis shoes with just about anything in your wardrobe and wear them anywhere you like! Sometimes, we do have a tendency to out wear our tennis shoes “too much”. They then become worn down, weak, smelly and eventually uncomfortable and ugly to wear. It’s then time to recycle your old tennis shoes for newer ones. Did you know that according to recycle nation, your suppose to recycle your tennis shoes every 400 to 600 miles you use them. Nope, bet you didn’t know that! This also means replacing them every 3 to 6 months.

Recycling your old shoes aren’t just to keep getting newer ones every time your sneakers start to fall apart, but its also to help keep good foot health. Many factors can cause shoes to wear down, such as a person’s weight, walking or running in them everyday, sweat from long time usage, not replacing the insoles regularly, and pets can also use shoes as a form of chew toys. Lots of athletes may have to replace their tennis shoes more often than non-athletes. Having regular new shoes lowers your chances of getting toe fungus or athletes foot. Its good to keep away any infections that comes with keeping old tennis shoes for too long. Old tennis shoes can easily get very hot, sweaty and sometimes shrink. Wearing tight shoes can cause problems to worsen. So its best to always wear shoes that fit correctly, keep them in good condition for safety precautions, and also keep them dry. Wet smelly shoes can easily be a breeding ground for bad bacteria, and that’s definitely not good.

Recycling old shoes can be easy like recycled clothing. You can find places to donate old tennis shoes online. According to runners world, there are places all over the world that allows people to recycle old shoes and clothing. You can even find mailing addresses on their website! Also, you can find community shoe bins on sidewalks or any type of athletic store to donate old worn out shoes. This is a great opportunity to recycle your old things and give back to those who are less fortunate. These recycled shoes are distributed to orphans and children all over the world. You can even turn your old tennis shoes in to Nike stores locate near you which will shred your old shoes to make newer and better ones. These recycled shoes are also reused to make tracks, and playground matting.

Just like recycling paper, plastic, or any product, it helps our environment as well. Landfills fill up quickly and pollute our air just as bad as not recycling hurts the earth. Well, this is a great way to stop that as well! You don’t have to go out of your way, and there’s nothing to it! Doing something as simple as recycling a pair of old shoes, or giving back to those who can’t afford new shoes helps our earth either way!