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Uses for Old Tennis Shoes

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Once your tennis shoes are too worn and ugly to wear, their usefulness is far from over. This is a guide about uses for old tennis shoes.


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January 17, 20010 found this helpful

Do you have any uses for old, unwanted tennis shoes?


January 18, 20010 found this helpful

I use boots and tennis shoes as planters in my garden in the summer,,,they hold the water well and are an unusual conversation piece. The old boots are great! I have placed them near doors and in odd spots to fill in till the flowers dies or the new one grow!

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January 18, 20010 found this helpful

Set them aside to wear when they are most likely to get soaked while doing a job. That will save better ones.

If they have velcro fasteners, carefully cut the stitching to remove the velcro strips. Each one can be used as a cable tie for so many things. They are strong and easy to use.

If they have laces, remove them and save them for replacements in another pair of shoes or for use like any strong cord.

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January 18, 20010 found this helpful

There is a garden center near our house that uses old tennis shoes to pot small plants in. You put them on the porch or deck and it looks really cute, especially the childens shoes! - Jackie

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January 19, 20010 found this helpful

When you have old or unwanted items--shoes clothes or any thing else give them to the Goodwill or Salvation Army stores or the neighborhood thrift shops. Your junk is someone elses treasure. - Mabel

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