The folks at Kindrunner have 3 goals - and as a runner and someone who gets a lot of pleasure from helping others, I can relate to all 3 of these:
- Make running as fun, enjoyable, and injury and stress-free as possible! The employees at Kindrunner are all runners themselves and have worked at specialty running stores - they know what they are talking about! Kindrunner plans to have Expert Product Review videos for each item they sell on their website and they will also have an email address where you can send your questions.
- Reduce the running community's impact on the environment as much as possible. Here's something I did not know - if you throw away your old shoes they will sit in a landfill for 90-100 years before they begin to decompose - say what???!!! Yup. And being runners we probably go through shoes faster than the average individual so you can only imagine the impact this has on the environment. Kindrunner's mission is to repurpose your old shoes so that they don't sit in a landfill and contaminate the environment for years to come.
- Help people in need around the world by donating repurposed running shoes. This is my favorite part - runners giving back to the community! Kindrunner is partnering with Soles 4 Soles and The More Foundation Group to ship your repurposed running shoes to areas with people in need of shoes. Kindrunner will offer you Kindness Cash Rewards when you "trade in" your old shoes and buy new ones on their site; those shoes will be sent to places like Haiti, Africa, and even some areas of the United States to help families and villages with transportation and productivity and to reduce injury and illnesses. I think I have AT LEAST 4 pair of shoes in my closet right now that I could donate rather than throw them away.
So what do you think about Kindrunner??!! I am very excited to see them launch the first week of June - SO excited actually that I have decided to become a Kindrunner Ambassador! I really believe in the mission of this company and am excited about sharing it with others! As an ambassador I will get the opportunity to try new things and share them with you guys also! It's a win/win for everyone :)
Be sure to stay tuned for more on this great company! In the meantime, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!
QOTD: Do you have old shoes in your closet that you need to get rid of??