Why Do People Hang Pairs of Shoes from Power Lines?

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People hang pairs of shoes from power lines for different reasons. Some are gang related, like a gang marking their territory or purely done for fun by young people or by graduating seniors to mark the transition
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Often people throw shoes on telephone wires or power lines as a prank. In the past it signified a drug or gang area! report this answer. Updated on Monday, February 06 2012 at 02:
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It doesn't mean anything. We have them all over my town too. All it means is some kids were bored and/or drunk, and they're throwing shoes over lines.
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Regardless of what they mean, one can safely assume that shoes made it onto a power line by being tossed up there. Snopes.com suggests that a dangling pair of sneakers is simply the
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To see a pair of shoes dangling on a power line is generally meant to promote a street gang, pinpoint a drug-dealing zone or to commemorate a life or death event ...
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