Donate Your Old Running Shoes for the Less Fortunate with Running Lab’s Project Love Sneaker & Soles4Souls!

Your retired running shoes may no longer be good for running in, but they can be turned into business opportunities for people in developing countries, such as Honduras, Haiti and even Transnistria, by helping them launch and sustain their own small businesses selling donated shoes.

Started in 2010 in Singapore, Project Love Sneaker is a shoe-donation drive organised by Running Lab Malaysia to serve the running community’s desire to recycle their “retired” running shoes that are still in good condition, for a good cause.

Do your part this April with Running Lab and Soles4Souls – simply drop off your preloved running shoes at any Running Lab store from 1 to 30 April 2022. And because we understand that retiring your favorite pair of running shoes is never easy, you get a RM150 Running Lab shoe voucher for every pair of preloved running shoes you donate in good condition.

Running Lab stores:

  • Running Lab Pavilion, Lot 5.102.02, Level 5, Pavilion Elite
  • Running Lab The Gardens Mall, Lot No. T-227, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall


1. What condition should donated shoes be in?

  • Running shoes in clean & re-usable condition will be accepted.
  • All parts of the shoe must be intact.
  • There should be no holes on the outsole or upper of the shoe.
  • The outsole should not be fully worn out.

2. Are lifestyle shoes that look like running shoes acceptable?

  • Yes, they are acceptable as long as they are in good condition.

3. Are Children’s shoes accepted?

  • Children shoes are acceptable as long as they are in good re-usable condition

4. Are canvas shoes like Converse or Vans accepted?

  • Not acceptable as they are not sports/running shoes.

5. Are spike shoes accepted?

  • Spike shoes are not acceptable.

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