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What happens to your running shoes when they "retire"

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Jul 2019
8:00pm, 25 Jul 2019
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Derby Tup
Mine are worn ‘to the death’. The bald soles will be flapping like crocodiles jaws and the uppers full of holes when they are basically binned
Jul 2019
8:12pm, 25 Jul 2019
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McGoohan
Mine have gone to live on a farm where they'll be very happy. It's the same place Goldie the goldfish and Hammy the hamster went.
Jul 2019
8:59pm, 25 Jul 2019
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Vancouver Jogger
They become everyday trainers until either they develop a hole in the bottom or it's no longer possible to superglue the sole to the upper.
Jul 2019
9:06pm, 25 Jul 2019
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Surrey Phil
Recently at work, we had a bit of fun playing 'Would I Lie to You." On my turn, I said that I never throw any of my old running shoes away and put them in the loft as a keepsake. The vast majority of my colleagues didn't hesitate to say that it must be true. If they knew my wife better, then they would have seen straight through my attempt to lie.
Jul 2019
9:45pm, 25 Jul 2019
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Eynsham Red
My most recent retirees went in the washing machine and are now casual footware.
The previous pair I use for cycling.
Jul 2019
9:50pm, 25 Jul 2019
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Lizzie W
Hopefully chopped up and made into roads.
Jul 2019
9:54pm, 25 Jul 2019
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Derby Tup
I have a couple of pairs (I think) I couldn’t bear to throw out for sentimental reasons. Fairly sure I have my Bob Graham Mud-claws somewhere
Jul 2019
10:06pm, 25 Jul 2019
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StuH
Casual/everyday trainers>>garden/DIY shoes>>bin
Jul 2019
10:13pm, 25 Jul 2019
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Autumnleaves
Recycle bin in Up & Running
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Jul 2019
10:28pm, 25 Jul 2019
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WA
One of those shoe recycle bins for the local air ambulance. I don't know what happens to them after that

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