( image via Janie Osborne for The New York Times )
Out with the old … Just like a new haircut, dress, or manicure, the something new, can spark motivation you’ve been lacking … something new can do the same for your workout. As a long time runner, I know when it’s time to get a new pair of running shoes (after 350+ miles) but sometimes a new pair of kicks is all I need to get me back in gear. Overtime I have collected a beautiful collection of sneakers and my emotional attachment to them and their achievements make it hard to just throw them out. So … I have decided to look into ways to pay it forward and/or recycle my sneaks. You should do the same!
( image via David Pennington article )
Shoe4Africa.org (gently used shoes only) – Shoes are sent to Kenya to help prevent hookworm and organize races to promote a healthy lifestyle.
One World Running (gently used shoes only) – Shoes are donated to those in need and around the world to promote a healthy lifestyle. They also organize 5k walk/runs.
Nike Reuse a Shoe (whats acceptable for recycle) – Shoes are recycled into Nike Grind Rubber, Foam, and Fiber which all contribute to new gym flooring, tracks, or courts. You can even create your own charity drive with Nike.
( image via Women’s Health Magazine )
In with the new … Ready to be motivated with new pair of spunky shoes! Providing you with no excuses to get off your ass and workout! This month Women’s Health Magazine featured a great guide to help you find the perfect fit! Need more help? Always get help from your local running store and if not their expertise than any sports store should do!
Tip: If you don’t have the money to spend but your still in need of a new shoe … You don’t need this seasons latest. Most the time their isn’t much different between the two except the new seasons colors.
Go get em!