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Why Nike is putting used sneakers back on the shelf

Nike will start collecting and cleaning some of the sneakers that are returned by customers and reselling them at a discount in stores as part of its Nike Refurbished program, which launched on Monday.  Shoes that are returned within a 60-day window will now be inspected by Nike Experts, and if eligible for resale through the Refurbished program, they’ll be cleaned by hand and given a condition grade before they land back in-store at a reduced price.  Secondhand shoes will initially be avail