You’ve clocked in many happy kilometres on your running shoe, and are planning on a new pair soon. But what are you going to do with your retired pair? Of course, you can use it for activities around the house if you’re not planning to give them away. But if you are giving them away, consider Project Love Sneaker! Yes, this popular shoe-donation project by the Running Lab is back (1 to 30 April).
Donate an old pair (or two) and receive RM100 running shoe voucher in return for each pair (and who doesn’t want that?!) This time, the beneficiary is the Destiny Starting Point Welfare Association in Klang which runs three homes for delinquent children and one for the homeless, elderly, blind, physically and mentally disabled, including those with tuberculosis and HIV.
And here’s how you can go about it.
You can donate…
- Used running shoe in clean and re-usable condition – all parts of the shoe must be intact with no missing/damaged outsole or shoe lace. The outsole should not be fully worn out, and there should be no holes on the outsole or upper of the shoe.
- Childrens’ running shoes – as long as they’re in good, reusable condition.
- Army running shoes.
But not these…
- Shoes that are in good condition but without the original insoles (you have used customised insoles and removed the original insole) or laces.
- Lifestyle shoes that look like running shoes.
- Boots or heavy-duty footwear.
- Other sports shoes like badminton, basketball or football shoes.
You’ll receive a RM100 Running Lab shoe voucher for every pair of shoe donated. That means if you donate 5 pairs, you receive 5 vouchers to splurge on new pairs. However, the vouchers can’t be combined for a single purchase and they’re only valid for regular-priced running shoes at Running Lab stores. So bring your old shoes and redeem the vouchers at these stores:
Running Lab Pavilion Elite
Level 5, #102-02, Pavilion Elite,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2110 5856
Running Lab 1 Utama
Lot LG307A, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.