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Quick poll-- Old running shoes (Read 1128 times)


A Saucy Wench

     

    That right there made this whole thread worth reading. Approve

     

     (And why won't it let me write anything outside of this quotation box? Like down below, in the "normal" fashion?) 

     

     

    That happens when you delete from the end of the quote.  Type what you want to type outside the quote box and then go in and edit the quoted stuff or you will lose your ability to post outside

     

    Or you can go into the HTML code and add a <p> after the last bit and you can get it back.

     

    As to the original question I keep the normal rotation of downgraded to gym downgraded to walking downgraded to mowing but I started to have too many so I was doing the soles for souls or whatever but I live over an hour from the nearest drop so lately I've been doing goodwill.

    I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

     

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

      I throw all my old shoes in my neighbor's tree.

       

      So that's where you live! I saw a pair of your shoes hanging from that utility line in front of his tree...

      "I can do 440 in 220"    Half Fanatic #846    "90% of running is half mental"    If I collapse, please pause my Garmin

       


      A Sweetheart

        I keep Mt Shoeiminjaro next to my front door. It comes in handy for hill repeats, plus when summited, it can be used for altitude acclimatization.

        I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

          Depends what kind of condition they're in.  Some were good enough to make daily wear shoes out of.  Others were so bad, I trashed them.

          Nakedbabytoes


          levitation specialist

            Depends what kind of condition they're in.  Some were good enough to make daily wear shoes out of.  Others were so bad, I trashed them.

             

            Same. I either made them errand shoes or trashed them(or the errand shoes eventually got trashed). I find it endlessly funny that I have basically the same shoe brand & model, but different colors & model years. I am a virtual walking historical billboard for Newton.

            middledistance


              Zoom-zoom be cranky.

               

              Anyway...I have found that a lot of running stores WANT to take old shoes, but then they don't have anything to do with them once they get them, so they change their mind.

               

              Nike used to have a program where they would take old shoes and send them overseas to Africa, or, grind them up and use them for tracks, but, it turned out that they got overwhelmed, and there were way too few places to take them.

               

              So, you have to do a little research on what to do with the old shoes.

               

              Until I find something definitive, I'm going to just drop them in the used clothing box.  Because no one around here will take them.

               

               

              O.K. So now we really know why African runners are so fast. They train is old shoes.

              V1per41


                I cycle two pairs of running shoes at a time.  When I've put 250+ miles on a pair, they get retired to walking/mud shoes.  The old walking/mud shoes then get put in the drop box at the running store for a 10% discount on my new running shoes.

                 

                It's the circle of (a running shoes) life.


                Feeling the growl again

                  Treadmill shoes get 1000 miles.  Outdoor shoes get 700 miles.  I try to limit treadmill and outdoor shoes to 700 and 500 miles, respectively, before cycling in a fresh pair and limiting the older ones to shorter runs until they hit their designated expiration mileage.

                   

                  Then they are casual/outdoor shoes, though some of the crazy newer color schemes instantly become farm/mud shoes.

                   

                  By the time I am fully done with them, there is not enough left of them for anyone to want.

                  "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                   

                    I keep a couple pairs in my car trunk for emergencies.  You never know when your car is going to sputter and die on a dark country road in the middle of meth country, and your cell phone is dead, and you have to get out and hoof it 5 miles to the nearest gas station, but you're wearing heels, so you have no choice but to hobble your way down Haunted Lane, and you're teetering so slowly in your dumb broad heels that you are easy pickins for the murderer skulking behind the tree, and it's over before it ever even began.  And as I fade out in a haze of chloroform, all I can think is, "If only I had had a pair of sensible old running shoes in the trunk...I could have easily run away..."

                     

                    That right there made this whole thread worth reading. Approve

                     

                    +1  KaleidoscopeEyes for the win!

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                    Joggaholic

                      Nike used to have a program where they would take old shoes and send them overseas to Africa, or, grind them up and use them for tracks, but, it turned out that they got overwhelmed, and there were way too few places to take them.

                       

                      The Nike outlet store near where I live have a "athletic shoes recycle box", I think they grind them up or something.

                       

                      I haven't thrown away any of my running shoes yet (still a running noob...). My oldest pair (800+ miles) became my daily shoes, and my 2nd oldest pair (900+ miles) is now my treadmill shoes.


                      day after day sameness

                         

                        I haven't thrown away any of my running shoes yet (still a running noob...). My oldest pair (800+ miles) became my daily shoes, and my 2nd oldest pair (900+ miles) is now my treadmill shoes.

                         

                        If you'd like to accelerate building a pile of your own...I could send you 10 - 15 pair to start your own shoe-tribble colony,

                        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


                        Joggaholic

                           

                          If you'd like to accelerate building a pile of your own...I could send you 10 - 15 pair to start your own shoe-tribble colony,

                           

                          I do have a (small) pile, they're just in the "new/slightly used" end rather than the "throw-away" end of the spectrum. It may take them a year or two to migrate over...

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                            BTW, as this is titled "quick poll"... we can actually handle voting/poll thingies here now.  COOOOOOL

                             

                            jingchunyu


                              Before throwing out extra old one, Place at least one pair of old running shoes in some places for emergency use like the trunk of your car.

                                I probably shouldn't admit this on the internet.*

                                 

                                But long ago and far, far away (about 12 years and 650 miles), I took about 20-25 pairs of shoes and tossed them out my car window and onto the ground beside the sidewalks while I was driving around in a somewhat poor area of town. I chose streets that were likely on the walking path from the homes to nearby middle and high schools. None of the shoes had more than 50 miles on them and some were basically new. Maybe some older kids got some use out of them.

                                 

                                * Littering. Though I expect the statute of limitations has run out.

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