We all have shoes that we don't know what do do with, even though they’re worn out and no longer fit. Even more so if you have kids... But what should you do with your old shoes? There are a few options at your fingertips...
If you want to make some money off of your old shoes, then selling them is always an option. You can sell them online through sites like eBay or Vinted, or even at local consignment stores or thrift shops. ZIG+STARs nominated resale partner is Dotte, and we give you discounts off future purchases. This is a great way to make some extra cash while also getting rid of items that you no longer need or want. Preventing anything from going to landfill reduces your carbon footprint and is beneficial to the environment.
One of the best things you can do with your old shoes is donate them. There are many charities and organisations that accept donations of gently used shoes. Here at ZIG+STAR, we will help you send your old shoes to Sals Shoes, a brilliant charity who will send your old kids' shoes to those who most need them, all over the world. But there are other great charities out there such as Soles4Souls and Dress for Success. Donating your shoes is a great way to give back to those in need while also helping the environment by reducing waste. Plus, it’s a great feeling knowing that your old shoes are going to someone who will really appreciate them.
If neither donating nor reselling is an option for you, then recycling is always an option. Shoes are notoriously hard to recycle but more shoe shops are beginning to offer recycling programs where they will take back any worn-out or unwanted shoes. At ZIG+STAR, we encourage you to send your old shoes back to us and we will recycle them for you... they will turned into new materials and reused. This helps reduce waste and keeps the materials from ending up in landfills. It’s also a great way to support and encourage sustainable practices in the fashion industry.
Using any of these options extends the life of your products, reduces your carbon footprint and supports the growing circular economy.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.