In the spirit of the holidays and giving, many of you will be copping kicks for others, and another set of you will cop kicks from someone. It’s Christmas time, it’s one of the best times to gift a sneakerhead (or anyone, for that matter).
But what about those less fortunate than we are? Those that would love to have one decent pair of kicks just to wear everyday? I’m certain that you probably give when you can, and that you’re probably a very helpful and altruistic person. But have you thought about donating some of your kicks? If not, I have a few good reasons why donation around this time of year may be a good option to think about.
You’ve Had A Pair Laying Around For Years That You Don’t Even Wear Anymore.
If your kicks are collecting dust because you don’t wear them anymore, you probably won’t miss them, so go ahead and drop them off at a donation center of at your local store’s donation drive. This excludes some grails, of course, unless you feel that inclined to donate some real heat.
They’re Good And Worn, Which Means You’ll Probably Wear Them Less And Replace Them.
We all do it, don’t front. Everyone replaces shoes, it’s literally an inherent characteristic of sneakerheads. If you have some shoes that has gotten their worth in use and mileage, go ahead and donate them, given that their in that “gently used/worn” condition. Use discretion and good judgment in deciding what that means. If those shoes are cut up (which even your beaters shouldn’t be that torn up), you’re better off throwing those away.
You Have A Ton of Shoes, And You’re Going To Get More Anyway.
And you don’t wear all of them. Some of them stay in the box/closet forever, while you keep piling and copping shoes. In fact, I tend to donate shoes for that very reason. I know I’m going to keep copping kicks, and I know I’m probably going to acquire more than I lose. So with that in mind, I donate, because I know I’ll get more shoes. So what’s the harm in donating one or two pairs?
A Plethora Of Boutiques Hold Donation Drives/Parties Where You Can Link Up With Other People In The Culture.
There’s a good chance one of your local sneaker joints probably throws a holiday party in-store, and your entry ticket is literally just donating a pair of shoes. These kind of events attract sneakerheads and people from all over town (and even other towns) who came to network and kick it with other sneakerheads. You might not care for the donation, but at least it’s a way for you to meet and connect with other sneakerheads and have a good time.
Because Why Not?
It’s a good thing to do. You might be complaining and griping about not getting one of The Ten or a new Yeezy that just dropped (we all are), but imagine not even having that luxury of being able to cop those shoes. Imagine if it were you that was at risk and in need. You absolutely CANNOT tell me you wouldn’t want someone to give you a pair of shoes. Ain’t no way.
Now, because this post isn’t sponsored or in conjunction with some charity or organization, I don’t have a specific place or group to tell you to donate to. But, a tried and true place to start is your local donation center.
Spread some cheer and do some good this season.