What if you could do more to change the world with your old pair of running shoes? Well you can now with KindRunner.com. Check out the video below before reading the rest of the blog.
The full site will be launched on June 1st. In the mean time you can start following them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, or view more of their videos on YouTube. Until the June 1st, launch date you also sign up to win free shoes for a year (3 shoes), by registering on KindRunner.com. So consider registering and following them on the various social media outlets.
Wondering how your old shoes can benefit others? Well Kindrunner is the only place on the web where runners can trade in their old shoes for new ones. By trading in your old shoes, you receive “Kindness Cash Rewards” for every shoe you send in. Kind runner then in turn gives those old shoes to donation partners such as Soles 4 Soles.
How is this program different from other programs like “One for One” programs (such as Toms)? Though the work that Toms does is great, it still creates more material that is being produced and put into the world, doubling the carbon footprint left behind. Kindrunner simply reuses an old running shoe. The shoes are given to non-runners who need them for basic transportation and protection from injury and disease. Kindrunner attempts to stretch a single carbon footprint to its maximum potential.
Be part of the movement by giving up your old shoes to someone that can get more out of them.