I worship shoes, I really do. Hence, my endless fascination with their role in our lives.
"Shoefiti", meaning the practice of throwing shoes, particularly sneakers (trainers, to you Brits), over power lines is fairly widespead by now and I see lots of powerlines in our part of Ontario dressed up this way.
But the shoe trees which the Big-K and I encountered about a 20-minute drive from our home are not as common.
If you really need to know why people do this, read this but frankly, it does not matter to me. These trees are a truly interesting site, particularly because they seem so out of place by the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere...
I have included photos of two trees - the first two are of shoes nailed to the bark - the last two are of shoes flung on with the aid of shoelaces....I see boots there as well...nails? staples?
These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago - the grass is a lot greener now, yaaaay!
I noticed another such tree just the other day, in its "infancy", closer to our home - 8 pairs of shoes so far...I am desperately trying to think what I could add to the collection but I love my shoes too much, I am afraid..