Friday, May 10, 2013

KindRunner. Old shoes for new!

Don't know what to do with your old running shoes? Have I got the solution for you! 

Recently, I've gotten the opportunity to work with the soon to be launched site, Kindrunner and I'm excited to tell you all about it, because THIS is what you can do with your old running shoes! is different from other running shoe sites for a few reasons. First, they have the Kindness Cash Rewards program. You send them your old running shoes (free, by the way. Their Free Three Way Shipping means you never pay for shipping- on new shoes, old shoes or returns!) they give you a credit to get new shoes. Credit for your old shoes- Sounds pretty amazing, right?

And those old shoes? They end up in the hands of shoe donation partners, including Soles 4 Souls, so that the shoes will get to those in need. This keeps old running shoes out of the trash and in turn, reducing the running community's impact on the environment. Did you know, average running shoe will not even begin to break down in a landfill for 90-100 years? Yikes! Me neither. Kindrunner also recycles all of their packaging material, and use UPS carbon neutral shipping just to make sure they're making their carbon footprint as small as possible.

On top of that, the founder and employees are experts in the running shoe world. They can help you decide what is the best option for you. Everyone at Kindrunner has experience running races, getting injured, coming back from injury, and they have all fit 1000s of runners with the perfect shoes for them. I'm totally taking them up on that now and will report back on how it goes! The site will also offer product review videos to help explain what each product is about.

Interested? You should check out the video on their site right now that also gives more insight to what it's going to be when it launches.

And they're already holding contests! Once their facebook page gets to 500 likes, they're giving away a pair of shoes to a follower and their running partner (both have to be followers) Also, from now until their launch, when you sign up for their email list, you'll automatically be entered in their "free shoes for a year" contest- what runner doesn't want free shoes for a year?!

Would you be interested trading in your old running shoes for new ones?
What do you do with your old running shoes?

Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for and will be doing ongoing campaigns with the site. This will include reviews of products and giveaways provided by kindrunner. I will be providing my 100% honest opinion, per usual.


  1. Very cool! I have a bunch of old shoes to donate. I just need to round them up.

    1. Me too! June can't get here fast enough!

  2. This sounds so awesome! Thanks for sharing! I was just thinking that I need to donate some of the many, many shoes I have leftover. I'm going to go check it out!

  3. This is Mike the founder of Please choose to help us change the way runners think about their shoes. Your old running shoes can really help people in need. If you have any questions or feedback for us, please email

    1. Thanks, Mike! We're all looking forward to the launch!

  4. What an awesome idea! I have lots of old running shoes I don't use anymore. I can't wait to donate them!

  5. Abby -
    Great post! I checked out their website and ordered a pair of shoes. I like the concept of 3 way shipping and even better the kindness cash. I have a few pairs of shoes in the garage that I can't wait to mail back to them.
    It will be fun to watch this company grow!