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The Green Life: Green Fitness: Recycle Shoes

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January 15, 2009

Green Fitness: Recycle Shoes

Recycle old shoes Whether you're training for a marathon or just trying to shed a few pounds, this week's tips will help you go green while getting fit.

Tip #4: Give Old Shoes New Life

Perhaps your intensifying workout program calls for shoes with more support, better fit, or smarter design. Your old kicks needn't end up in a landfill. Organizations like Soles4Souls and One World Running donate used sneakers to those in need. Nike will transform worn-out shoes (of any brand) into Nike Grind, which is used as a surface material for basketball courts and running tracks. Looking for a local shoe recycling program? Find directories here and here.

Share your tips: How do you recycle used athletic equipment? 

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