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3fees 11-08-2012 07:35 AM

What do you do with Worn out Tennis Shoes?
 
I'm curious what people do when the shoes are smooth.

Other-examples- I throw them at cats making too much noise,,Have the dog play fetch with them,,use them as paper weight,,,

kimguroo 11-08-2012 08:04 AM

most of time, I sent worn out shoes for warranties but I wear worn out non-warranty shoes for yard work or when I go to neighborhood stores such as supermarket, home depot, and post office etc...
Usually those shoes looks new because most of non-warranty shoes does not offer good durability so I've used those shoes less than 5-7 weeks. if I start pile up my non-warranty shoes, I might throughout at Nike store shoes recycle box.

McLovin 11-08-2012 08:19 AM

Yard work. Specifically used for cutting the lawn.

mmk 11-08-2012 08:21 AM

As long as the rubber hasn't gone hard, they are also very good for going up on my roof to clear out the gutters.

The Meat 11-08-2012 08:39 AM

If I really like the shoes and the uppers still look fine then I just use black shoe goo and patch up the bottom sole so there aren't any holes and wear it casually. Other beaten up shoes unfortunately end up in the trash, can't really donate shoes that can't be worn anymore...I really wish there was a recycling system or something at the tennis courts so they could maybe reuse the rubber or something.

TahoeTennis 11-08-2012 08:44 AM

Recycle, recycle, recycle.

Most, if not all NIKE stores and/or Adidas stores have bins up front where you can donate your old worn shoes.

do it.

hcb0804 11-08-2012 09:13 AM

I sell them on big auction site. Amazing what some will pay for worn shoes.

Inga 11-08-2012 03:14 PM

Pack them when traveling, use them to traipse around when on vacation, then throw them away to make extra room in luggage on the way home.

OHBH 11-08-2012 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Inga (Post 7003329)
Pack them when traveling, use them to traipse around when on vacation, then throw them away to make extra room in luggage on the way home.

Very clever, I will have to do that on my next trip.

Borrelli 11-08-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by McLovin (Post 7002478)
Yard work. Specifically used for cutting the lawn.

My father used to do that until he slipped on some wet grass and blew out his rotator cuff. He's still kicking himself about that one. Tennis shoes don't exactly have the best grip to begin with, never mind worn out ones.

NJ1 11-09-2012 09:23 AM

If they haven't gone in for warranty due to holes then I give them to charity but they're usually too messed up.

Rozroz 11-09-2012 09:56 AM


Big_Dangerous 11-09-2012 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3fees (Post 7002355)
I'm curious what people do when the shoes are smooth.

Other-examples- I throw them at cats making too much noise,,Have the dog play fetch with them,,use them as paper weight,,,

Yeah just use them for less intensive activities like yard work, or walking around, etc.

Homeboy Hotel 11-09-2012 10:26 AM

Ask anyone who owns a pair of Vapor 9's

2ManyAces 11-14-2012 03:56 PM

I keep one pair for dirty work. The rest goes to charity or trash if they are too far gone.

N23 11-20-2012 06:59 PM

Find a place where homeless congregate. Leave them with the regular clothes you donate and make a local difference.

Coach Chad 11-24-2012 03:48 PM

I wear them when I go to happy hour...chicks dig tennis shoes.


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