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The collection of shoes can vary based on factors such as fashion trends, lifestyle, and cultural preferences and include: 


  • Sneakers
  • Running Shoes
  • Boots
  • Sandals
  • Dress Shoes
  • Athletic Shoes
  • Espadrilles
  • Slip-Ons
  • High Heels


Charities and Collectors remove damaged footwear, winter boots, slippers, skates, and high heels over 5 cm to the best of their ability. This way, they ensure that the mentioned categories are not the predominant product in the load.

Pakistan and Dubai are hubs for grading Institutional Shoes and Single Shoes. They are masters of sorting to extract the maximum value of these commodities. 

Countries with a solid second-hand retail market, such as Guatemala, also demand credential shoes because of the high yield of this commodity.

The second-hand industry handles three different categories. 


Credential Shoes

These are shoe shipments collected by private collectors through donations. Bank and Vogue ensures that these shoes are 100% credential, meaning they have not been touched or sorted. This product includes wearable paired shoes, athletic shoes, and dress shoes. On average, our suppliers load 35,000 lbs in 350 lbs bags for export.


Institutional Shoes

These are shoe shipments collected by nonprofit organizations through donations. These shoes have been sorted and sold at retail stores for a period of 6 to 12 weeks. Once the retail sales cycle is complete, this inventory is returned to the warehouse; this is where it will be packaged in capsacks  or gaylords for wholesale. On average, our suppliers load 35,000 lbs of institutional shoes in 350 lbs capsacks or 20,000 lbs in 500 lbs gaylords within 40’ High Cube containers.


Single Shoes

These are shipments of unpaired shoes, so we cannot guarantee that the correct pair will be found in the same load. They are usually produced by nonprofit organizations and graders. This product is in high demand due to its low cost, particularly by customers with large warehouses and abundant labor. On average, our suppliers load 35,000 lbs of single shoes in 350 lbs capsacks bags or 20,000 lbs in 500 lbs gaylords within 40’ High Cube containers.

Shoe recycling is a valuable practice that allows old shoes to be repurposed and contribute positively to the environment. When you recycle your shoes, you help reduce waste and promote sustainability. 


Environmental Benefits:

Most shoes are made from plastic or plastic-like materials that do not biodegrade. By recycling shoes, you prevent harm to the environment. Recycling allows materials from old footwear to be repurposed for other uses or converted into new energy sources.


Decluttering Space:

Many people have unused shoes cluttering their closets. Recycling old shoes helps declutter and organize living spaces.


Reusing Materials:

Even heavily used or damaged shoes can be recycled. While they may not be suitable for wearing, their materials can still be repurposed. Recycling contributes to creating new energy sources.

The process of grading shoes is similar to that of clothing but has some differences.

Graders/Retailers start sorting the category and followed by the category. The key is to clean and fix the big brands to bring value to the end customer.