through its reuse-a-show program, nike offers you an opportunity to turn your old tennis shoes into indoor/outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, or running tracks. simply locate a drop-off site near you and donate up to ten pairs of old sneakers. nike takes care of the rest grinding your shoes into a variety of gym/court surfaces. it’s easy. it’s simple. it’s green. and it removes clutter.
unfortunately, if you don’t live in a large population center you may be out of luck. although nike boasts 300 drop-off sites, that isn’t many when you are talking about a global operation. and mailing a package of shoes to oregon doesn’t seem to be the most cost effective approach to getting rid of your old shoes (or environmentally friendly when you break it down). but it can’t hurt to check if they have a drop-off site near you.
the sneakers you once used to dominate your opponent may just become the very floor you beat them on.