Recycling Shoes



As a shoe outlet, we sometimes get some fascinating shoe-related questions. One of the ones that are starting to make the rounds recently is “How do we recycle old shoes?” Now, I’m going to admit that this is something that I haven’t thought of before, but I have started looking into the matter.


Now, first let’s cover why you’d want to recycle your shoes.


It reduces your carbon footprint – something that I find amusing because of the shoes. It helps keep the amount of waste that ends up in landfills from becoming too much. Depending on how you choose to recycle them, you can even help someone who isn’t as fortunate as you are.


With that in mind, just what are the most viable methods of recycling footwear?


Well, first there’s the packing. Most of us like to keep the original shoe boxes, which makes things easier. However, if we’re going to be recycling a lot of pairs, we’re going to need more than that. Skip bin hire Perth is a decent choice for mass storage.


From there, we need to decide where they go.


If you choose to dump them, that means going to the local recycling centre. Most shoes can be recycled for their raw materials, and the centres have the facilities for this. You’ll get a little extra cash for this, and you can feel confident that what can be salvaged is reused.


In most cases, a majority of the shoe can be reused. This is good because an intact boot can take decades to break down in most landfill conditions.


Another choice is to give them to charity. Only do this if the shoes are in actual wearable condition, not if they’re worn down.


Recycling shoes in the name of charity can be done by reselling them to charity shops or just donating them to the appropriate organisation. Some charities actively collect footwear, often sending them as donations to areas where the footwear industry is not as developed.


Incidentally, these countries are not necessarily all African. Many African countries have their economies damaged by mass donations of shoes.


An alternative is to upcycle the shoes that you no longer wear. In fact, I’ve met a lot of people who love to upcycle their shoes when the opportunity shows up.


Upcycling is when you do something to make a change that turns an old item into something new. Some people crochet patterns and designs, while others take it as a painting project. The scale and nature of it are up to you, as long as you get something cute and functional at the end.


I recommend fabric paint if you plan to paint them. Recreate your shoes or pass them on as a gift with a very personal style.


Finally, you can give old shoes as gifts. This is a good option if you have a big extended family, and you don’t mind being the uncle or aunt who gives people old stuff as gifts. If they’re still in good condition and just no longer fit, this is an excellent way to “recycle” them.


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“Barnumize” It & Make Your Events a Circus


Back in the 1800’s P.T. Barnum earned his fame and fortune by promoting “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome. The show eventually merged and became Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, famously promoted as “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

People flocked to his circuses, and they became a magnet for “Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children of All Ages!” Barnum was an amazing, legendary promoter making people think these events were bigger than life. Barnum, by dint of his imagination and unflappable ability to hype the mundane, put his stamp on business promotion that is still being used effectively today.

Using events, and turning them into circuses is one way to promote your business but to make your events successful, you should think like Barnum. He didn’t do the same, tired old thing. He made his events outstanding… he brought exotic animals, freaks, acrobats and clowns, even men being shot out of a cannon. Some of these, of course, are frowned upon today but back then they were amazingly popular.

OK, I know you don’t own a circus (though it might appear that way sometimes), but think how you can bring Barnum’s brand of fun to your businesses events?

No matter what type of business you are in, if you “Barnumize” your events you will get folks to flock to your products and services:

Retailers hold tent sales in the parking lot. Have a fun theme and promote the theme.

Home Builders have “Parade of Homes”… but this time hire mimes to act out living in them… or even get cardboard cut-outs that stand in the rooms and point out the features and benefits

French Restaurants celebrate Bastille Day; Chinese Restaurants celebrate Chinese New Year, Mexican Restaurants celebrate Cinco de Mayo. There’s got to be a holiday you can hang your promotion on.

Investment advisors hold seminars. Why not create a puppet show showing an advisor working with clients and the puppet does the explaining… OK, it’s a little hokey but investment advisors can put an audience to sleep fast.

Industrial companies have Plant Tours. Why not get staff to sing a welcome song, then mingle with the guests acting as ambassadors.

Barnum knew we are all attracted to exciting events and high drama so I challenge you to imitate old P.T. for a few moments and invent an event for you to attract those flocks. The list of possible events is almost endless for any business, gosh there is Founders Day, The Company Birthday, and Fourth of July if you are stuck for a theme, but I know you can find themes more germane to your market. I also know they can be enormously successful for those who expend the effort to invent and promote using thematic events.


Best Looking Shoes from the Eighties


Eіghtіеѕ fаѕhіоn trеndѕ, what’s сurrеntlу referred tо аѕ rеtrо fаѕhіоnѕ, wеrе one оf thе mоrе unuѕuаl аѕресtѕ оf that раrtісulаr аgе, аnd thоѕе ѕtуlеѕ are ѕtіll a соmmоn fаѕhіоn trend еvеn thеѕе dауѕ. A ѕіnglе vіtаl fасtоr which wаѕ bеhіnd thіѕ fashion rеvоlutіоn wіthіn thе 80’s wаѕ thе dеvеlорmеnt оf Muѕіс Television (MTV). The mоѕt tеrm thе fаѕhіоn ѕеnѕе of thе 1980ѕ as wіld, whіlе a few thіnk іt’ѕ vеrу trendy. Eіghtіеѕ fаѕhіоn trеndѕ wіthоut thе wіldnеѕѕ аrе whаt wе ѕее tоdау wіthіn thе fаѕhіоn сіrсlе.

  1. Reebok hіgh-tорѕ

Whіlе originally mаdе аѕ a bаѕkеtbаll ѕhое іn thе 1920ѕ, Cоnvеrѕе Chuсk Tауlоr All Stаr high-tops wеrе оftеn ѕееn іn muѕіс vіdеоѕ, films аnd рорulаr сulturе. Mоvіеѕ ѕuсh аѕ “Bасk tо the Futurе” аnd “Fеrrіѕ Bueller’s Dау Off” were аmоng ѕоmе оf thе movies whеrе thе сhаrасtеrѕ саn bе ѕееn wеаrіng thе саnvаѕ hіgh-tор.

  1. Bо Jасkѕоn Crоѕѕ Trаіnеrѕ

Bо knоwѕ Shоеѕ! Vincent Edwаrd “Bо” Jасkѕоn wаѕ аn аthlеtіс phenom. A twо-ѕроrt ѕtud, Bо ѕuіtеd uр fоr fооtbаll аnd bаѕеbаll аnd was a ѕtаr аt bоth. Duе to hіѕ рорulаrіtу, Nіkе wоrkеd wіth Bо tо lаunсh hіѕ сrоѕѕ trаіnеrѕ. Thеn саmе thе mеmоrаblе “Bо Knоwѕ” соmmеrсіаlѕ. Bо knоwѕ thіѕ. Bо knоwѕ thаt. Bо doesn’t knоw Diddley. Then Bo DID knоw Diddley–the guу knеw іt аll. And thе ѕhоеѕ wеrе рrооf thаt hе knеw mаrkеtіng аѕ well. Thеу ѕоld оut fаѕtеr thаn Pоіѕоn tісkеtѕ.

  1. Cоnvеrѕе – (AKA – “Chuсk Tауlоr’ѕ”)

Stіll “kicking” tоdау, thе Chuсk’ѕ wеrе аnd are аwеѕоmе—рlаіn аnd ѕіmрlе. Thе hіgh tор. Thе lоw tор. Thе hіgh tор, untіеd, wіth thе hіgh tор part rоllеd dоwn. Thеу саmе іn a bіllіоn соlоrѕ аnd wеrе wоrn bу аll. Thоugh tоutеd аѕ a bаѕkеtbаll ѕhое, I саn оnlу imagine hоw many аnklеѕ wеrе brоkеn frоm thе dеnіm “ѕuрроrt” оn thоѕе thіngѕ. Thоѕе thаt tурісаllу аіr-bаllеd frее throws аnd gоt hit іn thе fасе bу thе bаll еасh gаmе. You could wеаr thеm оutѕіdе thе gаmеѕ, аnd convince, hореfullу, thоѕе thаt didn’t ѕее уоu рlау thаt уоu were a dесеnt bаllеr.

  1. Aіr Jоrdаnѕ

Onе оf the mоѕt еxреnѕіvе shoes on thе list, thе Aіr Jordans were THE bаѕkеtbаll ѕhое tо hаvе іn thе 80ѕ (аnd уеаrѕ lаtеr аѕ wеll.) Nаmеd after his “fаіrnеѕѕ,” thе ѕhоеѕ brоught соnfіdеnсе tо рlауеrѕ аll оvеr thе соuntrу. Bу lасіng uр, ѕurеlу thе оwnеr wоuld hаvе аdvаnсеd ѕkіllѕ. Thеу соuld bе Jоrdаn-еѕԛuе. Thеу соuld dunk аnd fаdеаwау аnd drіvе thе lаnе wіth finesse аnd ѕрееd.

Unfоrtunаtеlу, mоѕt lаnkу ѕkіnnу kіdѕ lіkе mуѕеlf fоund out thаt ѕаvіng mоnеу for ѕhоеѕ lіkе thіѕ dіd nоt іnѕtаntlу mаkе уоu better. It made уоu еmbаrrаѕѕеd. Yоur hеаd wоuld bе full оf dеluѕіоnѕ оf grаndеur аnd thеn whеn уоu hіt thе соurt and trіеd tо dо ѕоmе Jоrdаn mоvеѕ, уоu wоuld fаll flаt on уоur fасе іn frоnt оf the 6th-grаdе сhееrlеаdеrѕ . . . Stіll, hаvе nightmares about thаt оnе.


Reliable Towing Services for your Business

A business like ours means keeping a large amount of stock. You never know when something will just start flying off the shelves without warning. Of course, we can’t keep all that stock in one place. The store has space for a lot, but we keep the rest stored elsewhere.


It’s only practical, you know?


Of course, keeping most of the stock off-site means that you need to make arrangements for them to come to the store at some point. Inventory is necessary, and not having the right pairs of shoes in stock at the right time can lead to lost sales and bad word of mouth.


Naturally, this leads to having company trucks that can handle the transport. You need reliable machines and drivers. Of course, even with the most reliable drivers in the business, you’re still at risk. Cars can break down, and road conditions can conspire to cause headaches.


Recently, this happened to us. One of our trucks broke down on the road while transporting a critical resupply of our best-selling favourite shoes. You can imagine that was a headache, with how fast those pairs were selling the past few days.


Naturally, I called up a tow truck to handle things.


The guys over at were my go-to. They’ve towed for me before, and I trust the crews not to wreck anything.


Anytime you need something hauled; you inevitably want professionals on the job. Your driver, whom you theoretically trust to take care of the vehicle, isn’t running the show. That means you’re worried about potential damage to your investment – and that’s what the truck is, in the long term.


Anyway, I called up the guys I linked to. I’ve worked with them before, and I know my truck is in good hands. More importantly, the merchandise in the vehicle is in good hands.


Okay, so I know shoes aren’t exactly going to shatter if they hit a bump in the road. However, I still prefer to minimise that sort of thing, especially if the packaging isn’t as likely to bounce back as the contents.


They drove over to where my truck was and started towing. I figured I’d need to call for a mechanic to look over the truck because my driver had no idea what was wrong with it. Good thing the towing guys got there in time.


The only catch was that I had to send them to the mechanic. I couldn’t ask them to bring it into the shop for unloading because that could take a while. I didn’t want to have them sitting around doing nothing while that was going on. I didn’t want to pay them twice to have them tow it to the shop after, either.


It meant having to slow down business for a day. Also hoping that the remaining stock wouldn’t run out too early. Fortunately, that was what happened, and the whole thing didn’t turn out so bad.


Incidentally, the mechanic figured out what went wrong with the truck. Something on the road damaged parts of the engine, so the tank emptied.


Choosing the Right Shoes for Kids

Again in the day when kids were comfortable putting on whatever their parents offered them to wear in today’s time, it has become an issue for almost all the parents to cater to the requirements of their kids as now kids have grown to be really choosy in what they wear. There isn’t any doubt that infants and children aged 1-3 years can certainly wear whatever you give them but taking care of their comfort is one of the main things while looking for shoes.


Cheap Shoes for Kids are now on various websites from in which a person can certainly get ample numbers of options for his kids. These websites provide shoes for all the time groups and besides building and styling for this footwear, they also pay proper focus on the comfort. Such shoes contain materials that is not hard to put on and they come cushioning which makes it easy for kids to walk.


The best part about shoes for children is that they are not only affordable nonetheless they look really nice on the small feet. If a person is looking to get shopping the best cheap shoes for kids then he can certainly find a number of websites that provide the same.


Here are some of the points that should be considered by any one who is looking for shopping the best shoes for kids for a


Assess the materials of the shoe: Almost all of the shoe companies ensure to help make the shoes for kids that are light in weight and those that contain a light material. Before a person plans to buy shoes for kids, it is his responsibility to evaluate the material of it. Hard and heavy shoes can result in a sprain in the feet of the child, thus one should also look for a good material of the footwear.


Quality matters: The quality of the shoe is something else that matters. One particular should always look a good quality so that it is not only comfortable for the child to wear it but along with this it can be used for a longer time.


Buy a classy pair: Kids certainly terribly lack a styling sense, thus as a parent, one required very selective while looking to buy shoes for kids. This can be a good option to look for shoes that contain cartoon character types printed or them or shoes with graphics are also a good option for kids.

Colors are absolutely essential: Youngsters love colors which is one of the key things to consider while looking buying shoes for them. Colorful and stylish shoes may easily go with each and every dress that a kid wears, thus it is a good choice to go for colorful options in shoes.


These are some of the points that a person should anticipate while looking to buy shoes for kids. There are various websites which provide a variety of options of shoes for the little ones.


Fast Changing landscape of Shoe Industry

The shoe industry has always been known for the ever changing trends and the innovation & creativity of the products. With the rise of e-commerce, the advancement of technology, boom of social media and an increased awareness for the refined taste & lifestyle changes, the shoe industry is growing at a rapid pace.

If you are looking for the most stylish and high-quality shoe range, offers the most extensive variety of shoes. There are a number of advantages of exploring and buying the products from  Some are discussed below:

        Comparative shopping: Anyone looking to buy trendy shoes after comparing the vast range of products can get benefitted from the wide range of options available here.


        Saves money: is a great option for anyone in Australia looking for the stylish and high-quality shoes. As a shopper, you can actually look at the multiple products together to buy only the best after comparing the prices.


        More options available in stock: One of the other areas where shopping with is the best option is because of the fact that it excels over other purchase options and there are high chances of the item’s availability in stock and easy shipping methods. A single retailer may run out of the particular shoes you’ve selected as the chosen ones, but we are your trusted online retailers who provide more stock options for any pair of socks you have set your heart on.



Best looking shoes from the Eighties

The 80’s was a great era with many path-breaking developments in areas such as fashion, technology, and much more. One of the highlights of the Eighties was the range and wide variety of the sneakers launched in the market. The amazing thing about ’80s shoes is their technical specifications and power-packed performance. Here is the list of some of the best looking shoes from the eighties-

  • Avia 880

One of the most stylish looking shoes of the 80’s, Avia was actually worn by many famous sports personalities such as the likes of Clyde Drexler, Robert Parish, and much more.

  • Nike Sock Racer

The shoe was designed and marketed as the lightweight version of the marathon shoe and was majorly preferred by tri-athletes. Later, the design of this sock racer picked up tremendously, and it became one of the most liked shoes of the Eighties.

  • Adidas Fire

The unique and good looking shoes that featured the nondescript upper and an ahead-of-its-time midsole equipped with varying density foam. The specifications allowed the runner to adjust firmness as needed.

  • Airwalk Prototype

This armored high-top was the perfect combination of the traditional skate footwear and the ’80s basketball shoes that set a style quotient of its own.

  • Reebok the Pump

The Pump released in 1980’s, established a high-water mark for technical basketball footwear in the segment. One of the best looking shoes of the eighties, the Pump’s release in 80’s featured valve on the heel to give it a more sturdy and industrious look which proved to be a game changer.