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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_tossing

Shoe dangling, or shoe flinging, is the practice of throwing ... hang from overhead wires such as power lines or telephone ... of shoes that are no longer wanted, are uncomfortable, or do ... In some neighborhoods, shoes tied together and hanging from power lines or tree branches signify that ...

www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/sneakers.asp

What's with all those shoes hanging in trees and from power lines? ... Theories as to what these shoes signify abound, but, contrary to what one hears, there's ... And besides, what else are you going to do with a worn-out pair of sneakers other ...

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shoes%20on%20a%20wire

Apr 20, 2008 ... Can be found near schools, and in poor areas and tourist locations. ... A pair of shoes tied together and hanging from power lines or tree ... The reason they are hanging is that the shoes are high above the ground, symbolizing ...

io9.gizmodo.com/ever-wonder-why-people-throw-sneakers-over-power-lines-1545896609

Mar 17, 2014 ... ... point you'll see somebody's shoes tossed over a power line, a high tree branch , or some other difficult-to-reach spot. Why do people do it?

www.reference.com/world-view/shoes-hanging-power-lines-mean-16fca680cad21664

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 ...

www.citylab.com/equity/2012/04/shoes-over-telephone-wires-probably-doesnt-explain-it/1669

Apr 4, 2012 ... She writes: "[W]hat does it mean when you see a pair of tennis shoes tied together and flung over a telephone/electric wires?" The answers that ...

www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/What-Does-It-Mean-When-You-See-A-Pair-Of-Shoes-Hanging-Off-Of-A-Power-Line/77387

When I was in the Army, a pair of combat boots hanging over a power line meant that someone had just ...Find answers to the question, What Does It Mean ...

www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/03/19/shoes_dangle_from_wires_overhead_all_over_toronto_what_does_it_mean.html

Mar 19, 2011 ... Brown leather boots hang in an alleyway off Humbert St., just west of Ossington Ave. ... of gravity-defying shoes in Toronto and asked: What does it mean? ... White sneakers appeared on this Parkdale wire a few months ago, ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1177/why-do-you-see-pairs-of-shoes-hanging-by-the-laces-from-power-lines

Aug 2, 1996 ... I heard tennis shoes hanging over a power line meant you could buy ... The kids did this to be mean and make a difficult time of life even more ...