Monday, 25 November 2013

What About Shoe Flinging?

Quite the art. Quite the waste of a pair of shoes. I noted several shoes hanging over wires a block from my house and wondered what it was about. There are some suggestions below. 

In this case, I think that the balcony is there, the wires are there, zut alors. 

Shoes hanging from power lines suggestions!

- Drug dealer nearby
- Time-honored tradition on the last day of school. 
- A reminder/warning of a nearby murder.
- Designated gang turf. 
- Seemed like fun at the time (no reason). 

After getting a new pair of runners, it was a common ritual to tie the shoelaces of your old pair together and throw them up over the telephone wires, now electricity lines.

What else are you going to do with your old pair of runners? 

Also known as Shoe flinging.

Variation on a shoe tree. (cribbed from Google)