The University first launched its Nike Reuse a Shoe collection on Earth Day 2009. After being on pause due to concerns regarding the pandemic, the program is finally back!
Through this program, sneakers are collected and transformed into Nike Grind materials, which become the base of new athletic surfaces.
On the River Campus, you can drop off shoes in designated bins in the main locker rooms of the Goergen Athletic Center. Those who don’t frequent the gym can drop off shoes at the front desk.
At the Medical Center, you can drop off shoes at G-7528C by the yellow elevators (contact Lisa Rand, cell 585.694.6242).
Only sneakers/tennis shoes are accepted—this means that other shoes like cleats, boots, and sandals are not permitted.
Help spread the word with the University’s Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program posters.
See Nike’s video for more information on Nike Grind.