You can all be willing participants in the quest to reduce your environmental footprint by bringing your worn out athletic shoes to the clubs who are participating in Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program. College Park Athletic Club, Five Seasons Family Sports Club, Glenbrook Racquet Club, North Shore Racquet Club and Northbrook Racquet Club have made the commitment to collect shoes throughout the year. Once collected, shoes that are gently used are separated and given to Share Your Soles, a not-for-profit organization (http://shareyoursoles.org/) and the rest are sent to Nike’s facility in Tennessee where they are shredded and turned in to “Regrind”, which is then used for playgrounds and sports courts.
Be green and bring your shoes in to the clubs mentioned above. Then go buy another pair of shoes from them!