My mother says ive got a "shoe problem"...in my defence i say that Im just a girl...and girls DO shoes!( and bags and dresses oops) ...and after i discovered Birkenstock (sigh*) a new "Shoe Era" suddenly revealed to me,so the others just turned totally obsolet,I don’t wear them anymore and never will, so why do I still keep them?I did some research and realised the amazing things we can do with our old shoes,check them out:
-Offer them at Freecycle (a local organization where neighbors share discards and items they no longer need. Visit the freecycle website for more details):http://www.freecycle.org/
-Visit the Nike’s Reuse a Shoe program (a program where old athletic shoes are recycled to make playground material and sports services):http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/better-world/stories/2013/05/reuse-a-shoe
-Swap shoes with friends(ehehe)
-Check if your local recycle center have a shoe recycling program...mine dont but probably you'll be luckier
(staring at the "shoe everest" pile...)
Ps-By the way,now that we are "talkin shoes"just check Shannon Jensen incredible photo work of shoes belonging to refugees who had travelled by foot across the border from Sudan’s Blue Nile state over to neighbouring South Sudan to escape Khartoum government’s military campaign against Southern liberation movement.They sure makes us wonder...