Donate Shoes

Donate Shoes

We accept all types of footwear including gym shoes, sandals, boots, shoes of all sizes, men’s women’s and children’s. Your gently worn or brand-new shoes of any kind are going to people who may have never even owned a pair. It’s important that these shoes are in good condition to respect the dignity of those receiving them. Shoes older than five years old decompose, even if they were never worn. So please: be respectful with your donations, understand that our goal is to provide good, clean shoes to those in need. For example, tennis shoes should include laces and not have holes. We discard any old overly worn shoes!

We do not recycle, refurbish, or repair your donated shoes!


Drop locations and processing center information.

As our foundation expands, we will be continuously updating our drop site locations. Please check back to see if one is in your area, or if you would like information about becoming a drop site location, please contact us at

We have a purple drop box available 24/7 on the Cottage Grove entrance (West Side) of our processing center and we take any amount of shoes!

*tax receipts are available, but in order to provide one, we need your shoes contained together (so we know the size of your donation) along with your contact information.

Cash donations are of great help to pay for the cost of processing and shipping shoes.

Drop off locations for shoe donations are listed below for Illinois, Indiana and California.


NOTE: Please drop off shoes in lidded boxes or tied bags (do not box them individually – bulk package them). It helps us to quickly and more efficiently process donations. Also, there is a limit on the number of shoes you bring to the drop sites! If you want to make a donation of THREE (3) OR MORE Pairs of shoes please take them to the Share Your Soles (Distribution Center) Historic Pullman Stable.


Share Your Soles (Distribution Center)
Historic Pullman Stable
11201 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60628


Well-Fit Triathlon & Training
1700 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60622

Fleet Feet Sports (4 locations)
150 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60605

Fleet Feet Sports
1706 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614

Fleet Feet Sports
3359 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60657

Fleet Feet Sports
4762 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Ray Meyer Fitness & Recreation Center
2235 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

New Balance – Lincoln Park
2369 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

Running Excels
10328 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643

Wesley’s Shoe Corral
1506 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615


Woodlawn Community School
6657 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IL 60657


Andersonville Fit Body Boot Camp
5430 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640


North Center Fit Body Boot Camp
1830 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613



North Suburbs

The Runners Edge
524 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048

The Runners Edge
1515 Sheridan Rd. Wilmette 60091

Western Suburbs

New Balance – Schaumburg
685 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173

Naperville Running Company
34 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

New Balance – Geneva
1749 S. Randall Rd., Ste. E, Geneva, IL 60134

Fleet Feet Sports
124 E. Schiller St., Elmhurst, IL 60126


Fleet Feet Sports
102 N Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60301


New Balance – Oakbrook
17W490 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Geneva Running Outfitters
221 W. State St., Geneva, IL 60134

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148

South Suburbs

Play It Again Sports
5600 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453
708 636-6311

Orland Township
14807 S Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462

Function Therapy & Rehabilitation
14301 Golden Oak Dr., Homer Glen, IL 60491

New Balance – Orland Park
9636 W. 161st St., Orland Park, IL 60467

Running for Kicks
7158 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, IL 60463


Golden Shoes
12212 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463



The Quest Eatery
1204 W. Lincoln Hwy. (U.S. 30), Schererville, IN 46375


New Balance Merrillville
757 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410


1567 Sunland, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

*ALL shoes should be Boxed, Sealed and Labeled with the Share Your Soles name on them prior to being delivered to these locations.