For the last few months I have needed new running shoes, but have delayed it due to a) cost of running shoes, b) laziness, and c) cost again. Good quality running shoes are a pleasure to own, but man they are expensive.
Fortunately for me Adidas is having a special that runs until 15 November that allows you to trade in your existing running shoes, and you get a R400 trade-in assistence on a brand new pair of Adidas running shoes. Therefore my running shoes that should have cost R1499 now cost me R1099 (still a lot, but when will you get a discount like that again?).
Also, your old running shoes are then donated to aspiring sportsmen who are not fortunate enough to be able to buy a new pair of their own. So when you trade up, you allow another persons running career to start. A great initiative.