How many pairs of running shoes have you thrown away over the years? That was the thought that first intrigued me to learn more about Kind Runner. Kind Runner is a new company that is aiming to revolutionize the way running shoes and products are purchased online. The Kind Runner site is launching June 1 and in anticipation of that, I had a chance to speak directly with Joe Jacobs, the social media / marketing head of the group. Joe says:
Our goal is to bring the knowledge of a local-running shop to your fingertips online. We are a group of runners who have a combined 40+ years working in the industry. In short we are all passionate runners who know that there is a better way to do things online. We also know that there are millions of running shoes that go into the trash yearly, and think we can do something better with those shoes. There are tens of millions of people around the world who would get years of use our of the shoes that most of us consider to be trashed… we also think that people should be rewarded for helping others, hence the kindness cash idea!
What an amazing idea! Kind Runner will take your old running shoes, re-purpose them and give you cash as a reward! Even cooler,
Giveaway alert: you can win free running shoes for a year by going to the Kind Runner website. And not just for you. For you + a friend! Sweet 🙂
What do you normally do with old running shoes? Have you ever thought of recycling them?