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Shoes - Poor Condition

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.

Poor condition looks different to different folks. Tie or rubber band pairs of shoes so they stay together and donate them for possible reuse or recycling.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
A-1 Shoe Repair 5409 Central Ave # 16 Newark Repair Paid Drop-off
Birkenstock Shoe Repair Locator 100 Wood Hollow Drive
Headquarters
Novato Repair Free Mail-in Use online tool to find shoe repair shops that specialize in Birkenstocks. Repairs will be for a fee.
BJ's Shoes Repair & Luggage 414 12th St Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Chaco Sandals Repair Program ReChacoFactory Rockford Repair Paid Mail-in Resole, replace certain straps (Z versions), unstick straps, shorten straps and replace buckles on Chacos sandals for a fee.
Converse Clearance Store (San Leandro) 1247 Marina Blvd San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off athletic shoes in poor condition for recycling
DSW Stores DSW
43530 Christy Street
Fremont Reuse, Recycle Free Drop-off Donated shoes go into micro-enterprise programs in developing countries around the world. They are sorted and, together with our partners, we determine where they need to be sent to make the most impact. Yes, we do accept single shoes. All styles, types and sizes of shoes, as long as they are gently worn for reuse or they will be recycled.
EkoLinq Pleasanton Reuse, Recycle Free Pick-up
Fruitvale Shoe Repair 1465 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off shoe repair and restoration
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Paid Pick-up
Harry's Shoe Repair 1478 University Ave Berkeley Repair Paid Drop-off
I:CO San Francisco Recycle Free Mail-in Information. Logistics company for brands wanting to set up textile recycling collection in stores. More than 40 retail partners with bins in stores.
Ike's Shoe & Luggage Repair 3311 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Instant Shoe Care 415 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off Shoe repair. and restoration. deep cleaning, repair pull sting, spot repaint, high end sneakers, Uggs, heels, boots.
Kickz Premium Sneaker Cleaning Service 23 Maine Ave Richmond Repair Paid Drop-off
Ku's Shoe Repair & Alterations 31154 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Maselli Brothers Shoe-Luggage 1809 Santa Rita Rd Ste.E Pleasanton Repair Free Drop-off
Mel's Shoe Clinic 3366 Village Dr Castro Valley Repair Paid Drop-off
Midtown Shoe Repair 2796 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto Repair Paid Drop-off Repairs: Shoes, Luggage, Handbags, Belts
Model Shoe Renew 1934 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Paid Drop-off
Modern Shoe Repair 3602 International Blvd Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off

Curbside Service

Garbage Note
Alameda
Unusable condition by others.
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Albany
Unusable condition by others.
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Berkeley
Unusable condition by others.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Unusable condition by others.
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Dublin
Unusable condition by others.
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Emeryville
Unusable condition by others.
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Fremont
Unusable condition by others.
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Hayward
Unusable condition by others.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Unusable condition by others.
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Livermore
Unusable condition by others.
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Newark
Unusable condition by others.
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Oakland
Unusable condition by others.
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Piedmont
Unusable condition by others.
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Pleasanton
Unusable condition by others.
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San Leandro
Unusable condition by others.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Unusable condition by others.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unusable condition by others.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Unusable condition by others.
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Union City
Unusable condition by others.
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