3 Reasons New Runners Should Recycle Running Shoes More Often

1. New Runners tend to be carrying a bit of extra fluffiness. Due to this extra fluffiness, sneakers can break down faster. For many new runners this can lead to aches and pains or blisters. A shoe may not look damaged at all, and buying more shoes can be expensive, but in the process of […]

Nike’s Reverse Logistics Takes a Sneaker Impact Styled Approach to EXLOS

  Nike’s refurbishment program gives new life to once-discarded sneakers. Source: Nike’s Reverse Logistics Mission To Save Millions of Shoes Sneaker Impact has been EXLOSing for years (extending the life of sneakers). While Nike’s Reverse Logistics removes shoes from the supply chain created by Sneaker Impact, it’s good to see that the influence companies like […]

Understanding the Mission of Sneaker Impact | Interview on Power 96.5 Miami

There is a lack of understanding of the importance of sneaker recycling. In the U.S. consumers and fans of kicks have so much access to footwear, the country has a skewed vision of what used really looks like. Take for instance a runner who runs 1000 miles in a few months. For that runner those […]

Gyms Help Sneaker Impact to Recycle Sneakers – Here’s How

The goal at Sneaker Impact is to meet the public where they are. As gyms begin to open and people are working out more than ever, trainers are going to begin piling up. The members at your gyms may not have the time to clean their old sneakers or drop them off at a mission. […]

Sneaker Impact: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | The Three Laws of More Responsible Consumers

Brands and retailers are built on selling as much product as possible. This creates a constant interchange of products being created, shipped and stored until the consumer enters a store and decides to purchase those items. Each of these steps contributes to harmful actions against the environment, but they can’t be eliminated or the economy […]

Why We Root for Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.

Natural Fiber Welding is commercializing innovative technologies to create high-performing textiles from natural and plant based inputs. Source: Technology – Natural Fiber Welding, Inc. Sneaker Impact exists because we understand the problem with sneakers sitting in landfills. There are companies being created which have the potential to limit the need for the work done by […]

The Paradox of Footwear and Apparel in Underdeveloped Countries

What happens when we’re told to “walk a mile in his shoes” but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent. Source: Ghana: Walking Without Shoes | Pulitzer Center In 2015, Olivia Conti completed a series on underdeveloped areas in Ghana and Ghanaians who walked everywhere […]

How Sneaker Impact Helps to Create Microbusinesses

A microbusiness is a company identified as a small team with low annual revenue. Learn how microbusinesses work and what your business has access to if identified as one. Source: What Is a Microbusiness? Keeping sneakers from a landfill may sound like an admirable cause, and it is, but there is a deeper impact created […]