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It started with a simple idea. 


To make a big impact by upcycling pre-loved trainers so they don't end up in the landfill. When we heard over 300 Million pairs of shoes end up in landfills in the UK every year, we knew we had to do something. 


Here at Vintage Trainers, we buy vintage trainers and sneakers of all brands, including Nike, Adidas, Puma, and New Balance. We clean them up with eco-friendly products and resell them at affordable prices that won't break your budget. 


We're a small company based in the UK that cares about you and the environment. Every order is shipped with recyclable cardboard packaging to help reduce our impact. 


The idea for the company was born during lockdown to help do away with the throw-away culture. 


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Why We Do What We Do 

Our goal is simple: we want to be able to supply the marketplace with more sustainable fashion. We're making it easier for people to keep up with fashions and trends without having to buy something new. Upcycling shoes help cut down on waste and reduces our impact on the environment. 


Here’s how: 

  • When you buy or sell your trainers, you're helping slow down the rising stem of fast fashion by shopping upcycled. 
  • There is less waste, and you save when you don't shop new. 


We Care. We want Fans, not customers.

We understand that shopping for shoes is personal. When shopping for trainers, we get that you want to try them on, make sure they're the right fit, and suit your style. That's why we offer free returns in the UK, to make sure you're satisfied with your vintage soles. (Shoes must be returned within 30 days in the same condition and packaging.) 


We strive to make your shopping experience easy by adding photos of different angles and a detailed description so you know exactly what you're getting. 


We want to make it easier for you to shop mindfully and upgrade your kicks whenever you need a new pair. Don't pay full price for brands like Nike, Adidas or Puma, when you can find your favourite brands right here. 


Contact us to sell your USED worn trainers, and we'll resell them so they don't go to waste. Upload photos of your trainers, and we'll send you a quote. Once you send them in, we'll deposit the money into your bank account. 


While our focus is on upcycling shoes to sell, we're looking into how we can support local organizations and underprivileged children who need shoes. If you have any ideas, we'd love to hear from you. 


Questions about shopping for sustainable trainers? 

Send us a message today!