Recommended disposal options

Give away, sell or donate

If the shoes are in good condition, give them away, sell them or donate them to Arc’s Value Village, Goodwill, North Face, Salvation Army, Soles4Souls or a local thrift store.


Athletic shoes that are no longer usable can be recycled at Nike Reuse-a-Shoe drop-offs at Nike and Converse stores.

Other disposal options

Put in garbage

Shoes may be put in the garbage.

Rethink and reduce

Prolong the life of your favorite shoes by following proper care and cleaning instructions and by getting parts that commonly wear out replaced or repaired. Common shoe repairs include heel replacement, sole replacement and repairing or replacing the straps.

Consider shopping for shoes at reuse retailers.


Sell it, give it away, donate it or repair it. Learn more reuse tips.

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