We all get to a point where our shoes have so many rips/holes they simply can no-longer be worn.
But what happens if we're unable to repair it ourselves or with the local repair groups ( here in Vancouver we have....Vancouver Fix It Collective & Repair Matters)? Donating them is of course not an option since they are not really wearable at this point (at least for me). And more often than not, paying to have them repaired costs more than the shoes! What do we do?
I'm a huge fan of fixing....ourselves, but supposing we simply don't have the time or whatever else may be the case.
Are they destined for the landfill???
If you are close to Vancouver BC, you can take them to the Quick Cobbler - when you walk in you'll see a black round container that says "Shoes for Donation" (Or something like that) on it.
Located at 430 W 2nd Ave
unceded coast salish territory
Place them in there, and they will mend them then donate them.
This is a win win because it allows their staff to get practice, and train, it gives shoes a new life - keeping them in circulation for those who want/need them, and it keeps stuff out of landfill.
I'm a big fan of Win-Wins! :)
Don't live nearby? Call around to your local shoe repairs and see if they might like to implement this awesome initiative!