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RAWKNRUN
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1/7/09 2:42 P

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I donate them, I hold on to the "last" pair for cross training.

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1/7/09 1:15 P

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LGLANDT - Your comment made me laugh. I'll go to the gym to cross-train on the elliptical and somehow end up running on the track.

MRSFARRAND - The Asics I ran my first marathon in are about done for. You better believe I am hanging onto those as a trophy FOREVER.

Thanks for the good suggestions. I think I'll start using my old running shoes for cross-training once they hit 300 miles. I've got 6 pairs floating around right now in various states of use. They're starting to take over!!!

***Vanessa***

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MRSGOFARR
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1/7/09 11:45 A

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I will recycle them when they get to the point. but it will be hard to do because they were $150 dollar pair of shoes and once they are out of miles - I will want to keep them like a freakin trophy!

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LGLANDT
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1/7/09 10:29 A

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I have got to stop bringing them for cross training because then I decide that I want to do some running also. I need to hide my old ones from myself.

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1/6/09 3:36 P

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I hang onto a pair for errand running. My shoe store also takes back old shoes for recycling, so I do that when they're really dead. I wish they gave store credit for that though!

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1/6/09 1:44 P

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Good question! I hang on to mine for camping/fishing. I inevitably get them soaked at some point... :)


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1/6/09 12:56 P

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Our local running store also offers a little money off your next order for the old shoes. I do keep some of my shoes for lawn-garden shoes.

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TRICOTINE
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1/6/09 12:45 P

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I know that my local running stores offers a $5 discount on a new pair of running shoes if you donate your old ones. I change my running shoes every 300 miles also but I keep the older ones up to 400 for cross training (biking, elliptical and strengh training)

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1/6/09 12:39 P

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This kind of goes with a couple of other questions on this board, but what should I do with my old running shoes? I burn through about 5 pairs a year and stop using them right around 300 miles. I've already had two injuries because I kept going on shoes when I shouldn't have so I don't push it anymore.

Are they worth donating? Should I hang onto them for cross training? Who takes old running shoes for donations anyway?

***Vanessa***

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