Nike began their shoe recycling and reuse program in 1990 and have collected more than 25 million athletic pairs since. It's simple and convenient, just drop off any brand of athletic shoes at one of the following locations:
Drop Off Locations:
Converse Outlet Store
Nike Factory Store
100 Citadel Dr., Commerce
You can recycle up to 10 pairs
of athletic shoes of any brand. They do not accept:
What happens to all these shoes?
- shoes with metal.
- cleats or dress shoes.
- wet or damp shoes.
- sandals or flip flops.
They are ground up, sorted, and processed into three types of raw material:
- rubber from the outsole,
- foam from the midsole, and
- fabric fibers from the upper part of the shoe.
This "Nike Grind" becomes part of athletic courts, tracks, fields, playgrounds, carpet underlay material, and new shoes and apparel.