The Remix Project by Native Shoes recycled shoe material

By 2023, each and every pair of Native Shoes will be 100% life cycle managed.

Introducing our first initiative on this journey, The Remix Project – turning your well-loved Native Shoes into something new! We’re collecting worn out Native Shoes, recycling them and giving them new life in projects across our community.



Where can I recycle my Native Shoes?

It’s not the end of the line for your well-loved Native Shoes. We have partnered with Zappos for Good where you can return your Native Shoes for free. We are also collecting well worn Native Shoes at the following locations:

The unique composition of Native Shoes can be reground into a versatile material that is useful in the creation of seating, playground flooring, insulation and more. Leveraging a proprietary regrind process, we are able to break down the materials found in every style of Native Shoes including sandals, slip-ons, knit sneakers and boots. From that point – there’s no telling where your soles could turn up!

We are accepting Native Shoes for recycling at our store in San Jose’s Santana Row as well as key retailers across the United States. You can also return your Native Shoes for free through our partnership with Zappos for Good.

We’re excited to announce that our first initiative through The Remix Project is providing matting for a new playground which requires 10,000 pairs of reground material – so get recycling!

Seating made out of recycled shoes from The Remix Project by Native Shoes

Worn out Native Shoes collected for The Remix Project by Native Shoes