I have posted before about how quickly I go through running shoes is one thing I do not enjoy about running. My shoes generally last about 700 km and I am at the point where I have to replace my shoes again. For me this means a new pair of shoes about every three months.
Fortunately gently used shoes do not have to go to waste. Here in Ottawa Sports 4 accepts gently used shoes and donates them to the Ottawa Mission. The Running Room also accepts gently used shoes to donate them to the less fortunate.
Vern over at Running Green also has a post about an organization that recycles shoes and donates them to needy people around the world.