What happens to your running shoes when they "retire"

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Jul 2019
12:59am, 26 Jul 2019
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Like many people, they become my "everyday" shoes at work until they completely fall apart.

Sadly I have not found an option for recycling them in NZ yet :(
Jul 2019
6:53am, 26 Jul 2019
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Too Much Water
Mine moved to north Wales, got a dog, and started making slightly off comments influenced by too much reading of the Daily Mail
Jul 2019
7:05am, 26 Jul 2019
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Shoe recycle bin. Too big to wear for anything else.
Jul 2019
7:16am, 26 Jul 2019
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Sam Jelfs
My trail shoes are normally destroyed by the time I retire them, and my road shoes too ugly to wear as normal shoes so off to the recycle bin they go.
Jul 2019
7:29am, 26 Jul 2019
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Recycle bin in Up & Running.
Jul 2019
7:33am, 26 Jul 2019
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Some go the walking / gardening shoe route ....
Quite a few others end up donated to locals in holiday locations who either have no shoes or bits of tyre & string (as per my guide on Mt Kinabalu)

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