Running out of Room
What to do with your old shoes
By: Julie Ryan Evans
Just the other day I brought home my brand new running shoes. I took them out for a four-mile spin, then went to put them back in my closet-next to the pair I had just retired…and the pair before that…and… you get the idea. There in my closet, six pairs of running shoes looked back at me.
My reasons for saving them are primarily sentimental-I remember where I ran in them, the progress I made. I also keep them as backups, in case the new ones start hurting my feet (I’ve never bought the same pair twice).
But there’s another reason to not just hurl out the old every time you get the new. Hello, the environment!
Brooks has provided a great list of tips of how to do the most good and least bad with your athletic shoes. When they’re ready for their final resting spot, you can take comfort knowing they led good lives…