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archman
01-25-2012, 01:40 PM
If you return shoes but where them around a little bit, I know most companies will take them back with no questions asked. But what do they do with these shoes? Do they just package them up and sell them as new?

anhuynh16
01-25-2012, 05:32 PM
If you return shoes but where them around a little bit, I know most companies will take them back with no questions asked. But what do they do with these shoes? Do they just package them up and sell them as new?

They go to Nike Factory Stores.

Tennis Thomas
01-26-2012, 03:03 PM
That's a good question...I've always wandered what they did with them.

charliefedererer
01-26-2012, 03:44 PM
This Nike video explains what Nike does with really worn out shoes:
http://www.nikereuseashoe.com/

If there is some wear left, there are a lot of organizations listed at the following web page of Runner's World: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-319--10041-0,00.html
Runner's World Shoe Donation

A lot of people are looking to "make a difference" - and having a local school or community shoe drive could be a worthwhile project. (Might even look good as something you did on a college application.)

Some of the many, many organizations listed:
Soles4Souls
Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear both new and used to those in need around the world. Soles4Souls has coordinated relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike, netting over 1 Million pairs donated for these disasters.

Send your old running shoes to:
Alabama (Primary Warehouse Facility)
Soles4Souls, Inc.
315 Airport Road
Roanoke, AL 36274

Tennessee
Soles4Souls, Inc.
619 Old Hickory Blvd.
Old Hickory, TN 37138

Nevada
Soles4Souls, Inc.
Foreign Trade Zone #89
6620 Escondido Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

For more information, go to www.soles4souls.org, call (615) 391-5723, or e-mail info@giveshoes.org.
Hope Runs
Hope Runs is a non-profit group working in Kenya and Tanzania, using athletics, education, and social entrepreneurship to empower AIDS orphans. They accept donations, including running shoes.

Visit www.hoperuns.org for details.



Shoe4Africa
Shoe4Africa is a charitable organization whose mission is "empowerment through sports and education, creating unique health initiatives, and promoting Aids awareness."

Note: All shoe donations from America must be sent via Airmail.

Send your old running shoes to:
Shoe4Africa
c/o Monicah Kiplagat
PO Box 6943
Eldoret, Kenya

Visit www.shoe4africa.org or e-mail info@shoe4africa.org for more information.

kimguroo
01-26-2012, 04:04 PM
OP was talking about new shoes return which was worn gently once or twice.
I don't know what each company will do with those returned shoes but they can do million things with those shoes Such as donating.

archman
01-26-2012, 05:34 PM
OP was talking about new shoes return which was worn gently once or twice.

This is true. Maybe just wearing them a couple days inside only at the office or house.

XFactorer
01-27-2012, 12:34 PM
The local Nike running store here donates flawed clothes and probably returned "new"ish shoes to the local Boys and Girls Club.

Nike can't take a visibly used shoe and sell it as new. Don't know about the other manufacturers. Plus, why did we assume OP was talking about Nike, anyway?

kimguroo
01-27-2012, 12:44 PM
Plus, why did we assume OP was talking about Nike, anyway?

Because Nike is biggest shoes company and easy to example.
I think every company will be same. Just donate those items.

Speed Kat
01-30-2012, 03:46 AM
Hi archman.. I think it depends on the store.. A small local sports store may resell it as new especially if it looks/smells appears totally brand new. If I interpreted your question correctly you meant that one might try on the shoes and walk around the house for an hour or two and decide that they are pinching or not comfortable etc. and go for a refund. Some larger chains may have internal policies where any returned items are passed on to their outlets etc.