/ Retired climbing centre shoes

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Hicki1993 - on 09 Aug 2017
Hello, I work at a climbing centre and we have a large amount of climbing shoes that are no longer fit for service...

Does anyone have any suggestions that are better for the environment than throwing them in the bin!
springfall2008 - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Hicki1993:

I know our local wall often gives them away, some newbies might want them.

Surely the ones nobody wants can be recycled, they collect shoes in our areas in the council recycling?
JonoDHawkins on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to Hicki1993:
University clubs will be keen to have their for their fresher members - don't know where you're based but if you can't find a good home for them, I'd be happy to see if my club were interested (and could cover postage).
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nufkin - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to JonoDHawkins:

> University clubs will be keen to have their for their fresher members

I don't think even uni clubs would want shoes that even a climbing centre think are beyond use
Landy_Dom on 12 Aug 2017
In reply to springfall2008:

Our scout group collects old shoes for the kids to borrow. We'd love them!
bouldery bits - on 12 Aug 2017
In reply to Landy_Dom:

> Our scout group collects old shoes for the kids to borrow. We'd love them!

Do this! Help some kids!
full stottie on 12 Aug 2017
In reply to Hicki1993:

James Pearson and Caroline Cavialdini have a charity called Spot that welcomes old gear to help young climbers in developing countries. http://spotclimbers.com/en/ there's a link to click to donate gear on their website.
Dave

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