The most versatile shoes are athletic based. Running, basketball, soccer, cross-training, volleyball, skate shoes and hiking boots are the most needed because they provide preeminent support and durability. They are also the most common and widely used worldwide. Shoes to avoid are: sandals, baseball/football cleats and high-heels.
LIFE of the SHOE
Shoes donated can be dirty, stinky and worn; thats the most probable reason why they are chosen to be donated. But if you can rate the life left in a shoe, our aim is to collect those with 50% or more tread remaining. In other words, no holes in the soles.
Name brand shoes have earned the reputation of being better built and more durable, thus allowing more wear for their second owner. That is why we limit the brands collected to major athletic brands similar to the following: Nike, Adidas, Asics, New Balance, Reebok, Converse, Sketchers, DC, and Puma.