In the United States, 200,000,000 pairs of shoes end up in landfills every year. Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking of recycling them. Donating old shoes helps you clean out your closet, protect the environment, and support a non-profit. It may be time to donate your shoes when you still have several in your closet, but you just got new ones, or simply have a pile you don’t wear anymore. When you donate old shoes, you help create a sustainable program to recycle pre-loved shoes into secondhand markets (because worn to you doesn’t mean worn to someone else), so people can access quality, preowned footwear at affordable prices. Many people have shoes that they have used to the point where the shoes are completely worn out and no longer wearable. Instead of throwing out these shoes, heavily used and damaged footwear can be recycled, which will keep them out of landfills and therefore protect the environment.