What to do with your Old Golf Shoes as Business Increases

So, being an architect is really starting to pay off.  You’ve got tons of clients and the money is rolling in.  However, with more work come less leisure time.  For many architects, that means less golf.  Weekday mornings are no longer designated to hitting the golf ball straight down the fairway with your best buds.  So, in this post we thought it would be fun to figure out what you can do with those old golf shoes that are just collecting dust at this point!

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So there you are, looking at a pair of gently used golf shoes that are now a part of your past.  Throwing out such a nice pair of golf shoes just seems like such a waste, but what else is there to give your shoes another life?  There are actually many options to get rid of your used golf shoes without doing something as wasteful as throwing them away.

Recycling old golf shoes

Some shoes truly have seen the last of their useful life, and they can’t be used by any additional people.  Golf shoes with holes, missing pieces, or that are faded beyond all recognition, should just be recycled rather than passed on to anyone else.  Recycling shoes is an interesting process; it can be done by virtually any shoe store through a variety of different organizations.  Nike, for example, processes shoes into a special mulch that is actually used to create running surfaces for athletic tracks.  There is something poetically beautiful about shoes being re-purposed to create a new track for a school somewhere, and in this way nothing is wasted.  To help out your local recycling center, make sure you remove the shoelaces and insoles from your shoes first. Metal cleats should also be taken out and recycled separately in recycling bins meant for metals and aluminum.

Selling your used golf shoes

There are tons of different avenues for selling your gently used golf shoes to recoup a little of the money that you might have spent for the shoes and the rest of your golfing hobby.  Sites like eBay and Amazon benefit from allowing you to offer your shoes to the broadest possible audience, but they take a little bit of technical experience and they require you to be familiar with shipping and online payment options.

Local classified boards, both through your newspaper and online through websites like Craigslist, help you sell your shoes to local audiences.  This is great because it is usually a cash transaction with a person face-to-face, cutting down the risk of scams.  On the other hand, many people are uncomfortable meeting a stranger, so they either avoid Craigslist, or they require the transaction be made in a public place where both parties are comfortable.

Finally, there are consignment shops that specialize in athletic gear that will take and sell your shoes.  These shops, such as PlayItAgain sports, pay you less for your shoes than a consumer would (since they have to make some profit off the transaction) but it is a simple way to take the shoes off your hands if you don’t want to put the effort into selling them on your own.

Pass Them Down!

Golf is more than a sport; it is a passion that is best shared with others.  Unfortunately, many people never get the chance to get into golf because of the amount of money that the initial investment in gear might cost.  Between clubs and shoes and club fees, golf can be a very expensive hobby indeed.  Older golfers, and those who have been in the sport for a while, have the responsibility of carrying on the proud tradition of golf by bringing new people into the sport.

If you have children or teens that you mentor, consider passing down your golf shoes along with some of your other old golfing gear.  As long as all of your equipment is serviceable, you will be bringing untold joy into the lives of these young people. For used shoes, take the insoles and shoelaces out and replace them with new insoles and laces, you will be giving the shoes a new life while also restoring them for the next owner.

Well, there you have it.  While it’s awesome that your architecture business is growing, sometimes it can be tough to let go of your favorite hobbies.  Hopefully this fun article gave you some ideas on what you can do with your old golf shoes instead of just throwing them away!

3 greatest modern architects of all time

Architecture plays a big role in our everyday lives.We recognize some great works of architecture instantly. Here are the five greatest architests of modern times.  Many found here at Complex

Frank Gehry

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Gehry’s works are very distinct. His deconstructive forms attract tourists all around the world. He is known as ‘the most important architect of our age’ by Vanity Fair. He creates spaces that manipulate surfaces and forms. He uses unique materials in construction that will make you wonder how all these work together. His notable projects are The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Der Neue Zollhof in Dusseldorf, The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Marques de Riscal Vineyard Hotel in Elciego.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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He thought of the exterior and interior spaces as one. He was always ahead of his time in building forms and construction methods. Surprisingly, he never went to a formal architecture school. He used organic and natural forms in his design. His notable projects include The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Fallingwater Residence in Mill Run, and more.

Ieoh Ming Pei – I.M. Pei

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He is a Chinese-born architect came to study architecture in the U.S. when he was a teenager. Later, he became one of the greatest architects of modern architecture. I.M. Pei’s works are noted for their unique set of geometric forms. He incorporates Chinese influences into his work. His best projects include Le Grand Louvre (The Pyramid) in Paris, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and Museum in Boston, The Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, The National Gallery or Art in Washington D.C., etc.

These iconic architects have left their marks in the world of modern architecture today. We get lots of inspiration from their works.

Top 5 Features Of Green Condominiums – Austin, Texas

A green building considers environment at every stage of their construction including the design, construction, operation and maintenance phases. Green building provides different benefits to the building occupants and the society as a whole. It incorporates superior air quality, noise control, and abundant natural light. Design efficiency, water and energy efficiency, resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, etc. are the highlights of green building. Here are the top features of green building.

Protects existing ecology

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Green buildings are constructed on environmentally sensitive land, and measures are taken to restore plant life. It protects the ecology around it.

Fewer resource used

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Green buildings use fewer materials through efficient design. It eliminates the unnecessary finish materials. It promotes water and material recycling in their operations.

Energy efficiency

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It is the most important factor in the construction of all green buildings. The building is constructed by carefully selecting the window, building envelope air sealing, duct sealing, use fo clean energy-powered heating and cooling systems, etc. The result is an energy efficient building. The building uses renewable energy like wind, solar and biomass energy to reduce the carbon footprints of the building.

Water conservation

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These buildings conserve water by implementing more efficient water delivery and recycling system. It minimizes the water use of the building, and so protects local ecologies, like the aquatic life.

Air quality

Green buildings improve the quality of in-house air by controlling the contamination source, diluting the source and capturing the source through filtration. This reduces respiratory ailments like asthma’s and allergies.
Green buildings can contribute towards a sustainable construction. Constructing such building requires lower development costs, lower operating costs, healthier indoor environment, and increased comforts. We should develop green buildings to protect our environment.

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4 interesting things you didn’t know about Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is known as the tallest building in the world. Its height is 828 meters (half a mile). The tower pierces the sky like a thin silver needle. Dubai never have clouds, so you can even see the top of the tower. This tower was mainly designed by Adrian Smith and engineer Bill Baker. It is a beautiful and elegant building that rises in a graceful series of silver tubes of different heights. The building looks like a single tower rather than a cluster of towers. It is a great-looking building, and we haven’t seen anything like it before. Here are some amazing facts about Burj Khalifa.

1. In its Y-shaped plan, three wings extend from a central core, like the roots of a tree. This confuses the win. The core stops the wings from twisting. It is built to bend with the wind.

2. The Burj Khalifa is the home to the highest observations deck, elevator, swimming pool, fountain and restaurant in the world. Once at the top, the temperature is 15 degrees cooler than at the base.

3. The tower has an acrophobia inducing elevator. It travels at a speed of 40 miles per hour. It only takes two minutes to reach the observation deck at the top.

4. The Burj Khalif is in the middle of the desert as has to withstand a 120-degree summer heat. The tower is covered with 24,348 cladding panels to beat the summer heat.

Even the critics admit that Burj Khalifa is a stunning piece of architecture. About 90% of the 900 residences have already been sold. So, if you want to own a piece of this outstanding structure, you better hurry!

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