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Reuse your Running Shoes with Nike, Philadelphia!

cal0c5k7With nice temps this weekend & spring around the corner, now is the ideal time to green your workout & pick up an outdoor running habit.  While I’m not a fan of running in the cold, nice weather and longer daylight hours have inspired me to ramp up my fresh air workout routine.

Jogging more mileage means it’s time to buy new running shoes.  What should you do with your old, worn-in pairs?  Check out Nike’s reuse a shoe program.  They’ll convert your old sneaks into what they call “Nike Grind.”  Their recycling facilities process your used shoe by taking rubber from the outsole, foam from the midsole and the fabric fibers and turn it into a fresh pair.  They accept athletic shoes of any brand. (For more details on how the process works go to Nike reuse a shoe)

PS – Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead this Saturday!

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

2 thoughts on “Reuse your Running Shoes with Nike, Philadelphia!

  1. Nice, I was feeling inpired this weekend by the weather as well.
    Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the Nike link, I plan to do some old running shoe recycling soon.

  2. Do you know of any local drop off sites? I know Whole Foods used to have a bin for sneaker recycling but it’s no longer there. I know you can mail them to the center but they prefer drop off.. Thanks!

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