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Shoes - Good Condition

Shoes should be in good enough condition to be reused.

Shoes for donation should be in good condition for reuse. Consider bringing shoes to a local cobbler to transform your shoes through stretching, cleaning, resoling, polish, and strap/buckle repair/replacement to bring you joy once more. Tie or rubber band pairs of shoes so they stay together.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
One World Running Pearl Izumi Factory Store
1671 E. Monte Vista Road N-111
Vacaville Reuse Free Drop-off Collects running shoes, athletic gear shorts & t-shirts Make sure their are gently used If you will wash before sending, please wash with cold water and air dry them
Once Upon A Child (Newark) 39644 Cedar Blvd Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2
Olive's Closet Thrift Store (Harbor House Ministries) 1811 11th Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Infant to teens, girls & boys. For Thrift Store. Please note that we only accept clothing in good condition (no rips, stains, or missing pieces) and we do not accept adult clothing or any household items including used toys or baby gear.
OfferUp 1745 114th Ave SE Bellevue Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Oakland Elizabeth House 6423 Colby St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Women and children's
Northern Ca Swap Meets Inc 1150 Ballena Blvd Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Nick's Shoe Repair 747 23rd St Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Next Step 902 San Pablo Ave Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Native American Heritage Association 12085 Quaal Rd Black Hawk Reuse Free Mail-in Especially winter and snow/cold-weather boots
Montclair Shoe Repair 6112 La Salle Ave # 4 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Mommy's Trading Post 1428 Park St Alameda Reuse Buyback Drop-off NB to kids
Modern Shoe Repair 3602 International Blvd Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Model Shoe Renew 1934 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Services include cleaning and repair of clogs, sneakers, dress shoes, dog damage repair, heel repair, shoe shines, and specialty shoes including Tevas, Red Wing Boots, dance shoes, cowboy boots, walking shoes, Western boots, red bottomed heels, & Birkenstocks
Mindful Mami Collective - Community Closet Events Union City Reuse Free Pick-up Men, women's and kid's clothing in clean, gently used condition, accessories and shoes. No undergarments, swimwear or pajamas. Pick up in Union City area only.
Mercari 1530 Page Mill Rd Palo Alto Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 1809 Santa Rita Rd
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Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Alter your sandals and reposition straps. Replace slippery heels from plastic to non-skid rubber. Adapt or restyle to custom fit to your unique feet. Stretch and adjust shoes to break-in or increase comfort. Professionally waterproof your shoes and leather garments.
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 7911 Brentwood Blvd Brentwood Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Alter your sandals and reposition straps. Replace slippery heels from plastic to non-skid rubber. Adapt or restyle to custom fit to your unique feet. Stretch and adjust shoes to break-in or increase comfort. Professionally waterproof your shoes and leather garments.
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Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Clean and dry. See Textile Collection Program details. Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). Set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
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Clean and dry. See Textile Reuse & Recycling Program details.
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Dublin
Textile Collection Program AVI collects clean & dry textiles quarterly first full week of Jul, Oct, Jan and Apr in clear plastic bags from residents (SF & MF). Schedule collection at 925-479-9545 at least 7 days out.
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Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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