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Shoes & Socks

So many shoes and only two feet.

Recycle your shoes with Nike

Nike runs a Reuse-a-Shoe scheme where old shoes are transformed into everything from new footwear to large scale sports surfaces. Just drop your used shoes at a participating Nike retail store. It’s recommend contacting your local store to verify they accept shoes for recycling.

Sal’s Shoes

This charity donates children’s shoes to those in need to 8 different countries, including the UK. To donate, you can either post your shoes or drop them off at their main office in Oxted.

Shoe Aid

Shoe Aid works with many shoe manufacturers, retailers and high street brands and has “Shoe Bins” drop off points at different locations throughout the UK. Shoe Aid collects and redistributes unused and unwanted footwear throughout the UK and World. Since July 2010, Shoe Aid has distributed close to 1 million shoes worldwide.

Clarks and UNICEF

Clarks have been working in partnership with UNICEF since 2008 supporting the education of vulnerable children by raising money through shoe donations. ShoeShare drop off points are in more than 500 Clarks stores nationwide.

Variety - The Children’s Charity

All shoes, in any conditions are accepted at 7,000 Variety shoe recycling banks throughout the UK. Most are located in car parks in front of shopping centres and supermarkets. Please call 08000 902 321 to find out where your closest shoe bank is located. All shoes, in any condition are accepted. They also provide a compact recycling stand for your school, workplace or elsewhere which they will collect once the stand is full.


Based in the US, Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Your new and gently-worn shoes help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves out of poverty. Donated shoes are a viable resource to help entrepreneurs provide crucial necessities for their families.

The London Sock Exchange

Take your gift or subscription box from The London Sock Exchange and refill with any old, unwanted socks you might have. Re­seal the box, pop on the freepost label and send it back to them. Each pair of socks is sorted and ranked in order of their highest value, so they can be recycled in the appropriate way. Socks of sufficient quality are shared with charity partners in the UK, who help to distribute them to feet in need. The remaining socks are turned into recycled fibres and given a new life as industrial textiles.


Donate to Homeless Charities - SockShop

Through their #socksforacause campaign, SockShop are encouraging people across the UK to donate more socks to homeless charities - as they’re one of the most needed but least donated items. Recommended charities include: Shelter, Crisis, Centrepoint, Big Issue Foundation, Depaul UK and Emmaus. Alternatively, you can search for different charities and services via the Homeless Link website before contacting them to see if they would benefit from sock donations.


Swedish Stockings offer a recycling service in top-off locations in the UK, Belgium and Germany. Collect 3 or more pairs of old ripped stockings and send them to one of their recycling centres.


Donate to Refuge

Refuge is a charity that aids women and children escaping domestic violence. As well as socks and tights, they accept underwear – (new/nearly new – and cleaned), bras, pyjamas, trousers, skirts, shoes and coats.