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Back on My Feet (BoMF) Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new partnership with ShoeBox Recycling to promote the reuse of running shoes as they take steps toward empowering and inspiring the homeless locally. This great new opportunity allows for participants to recycle gently used athletic shoes, raising awareness about the global impact of shoe recycling, helping to put reusable, re-wearable shoes on the people who need affordable options and turning their recycling collection into a great, green and meaningful fundraising opportunity. That’s a huge win for all involved!

ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with all of the shoes collected destined for reuse by those in need of affordable footwear.  With over 300 million pairs of perfectly reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes. Learn more about the shoes we accept! 

"Together we can raise awareness for our local homeless population as well as athletic shoe recycling and reuse,” said Lisa Pomerantz, Queen of Sole at ShoeBox Recycling. “Runners take good care of their feet and change their shoes often. Our ability to capture this audience and have them join our reuse movement is a natural fit and makes for a advantageous and meaningful scenario all around.”

All of the funds raised for BoMF Philadelphia will be used to support the self-sufficiency of BoMF Philadelphia and the programs, education, housing training and employment efforts. All of the shoes collected for recycling will be reused anywhere affordable shoe options are needed. Feel free to drop off your gently used athletic shoes at the Stroehmann Back on My Feet 5-Miler, The Broad Street Run Expo, or directly at the office in the Land Title Building, 100 South Broad Street, Suite 2136 in Philadelphia.


1.) Fill out the form to REQUEST A SHOEBOX HERE

2.) Shoebox Recycling will send you 5 or more boxes to fill.

3.) Individual recyclers can use their own boxes, provided that they send 10 or more pairs of shoes. 

4.) For Individual Recyclers- Shoebox Recycing will send you a shipping label once you notify them that your box is full (10+ pairs)

5.) Once your boxes are completely full (40 pounds) reach out to our team and a shipping label with detailed instructions will be provided to send your shoes back!