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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_tossing

Shoe tossing, the act of using shoes as projectiles or improvised weapons, is a constituent of a number of folk sports and practices. Today, it is commonly the act of throwing a pair of shoes onto telephone wires, powerlines, or other ... In some neighborhoods, shoes tied together and hanging from power lines or tree ...

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

What's with all those shoes hanging in trees and from power lines? ... more rhyme or reason to it than there is to those sneakers hanging over telephone wires.

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

Mar 17, 2014 ... ... at some point you'll see somebody's shoes tossed over a power line, ... It appears that people toss their shoes — or other people's shoes ...

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

Apr 20, 2008 ... Places where you see shoes that are thrown on a telephone wire indicate drug houses or ... i.e. there is no good reason for the object (shoes) being there. ... A pair of shoes tied together and hanging from power lines or tree ...

www.wbez.org/shows/curious-city/shoes-on-a-wire-untangling-an-urban-myth/f46d882f-dd38-452b-98dc-be406135429a

From teenage mischief to possible drug markets, a search for the real reasons sneakers end up on power lines.

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

There is no universal meaning for shoes hanging on power lines, but one is able to interpret the message depending on the location of the shoes. Some youth ...

www.urban75.org/blog/the-mystery-of-sneakers-dangling-on-the-power-lines-of-new-york

May 28, 2014 ... ... when it comes to big displays of sneakers/trainers hanging off power lines, ... The shoes are tied together by their laces, and the pair is then ...

www.yelp.com/topic/san-francisco-shoes-hanging-on-power-lines

It's either there's a gang around or drugs are sold somewhere near or somebody was murdered and the victim's shoes are thrown over the lines....Blah blah blah.

www.thoughtco.com/sneakers-on-power-lines-3298224

May 22, 2016 ... The "shoefiti" phenomenon: Are sneakers hanging from power lines ... It is popularly believed that sneakers hanging from utility wires are there ...

www.onlymelbourne.com.au/why-do-you-see-pairs-of-shoes-hanging-from-power-lines

The question of "why are shoes hanging by the laces from power lines? ... there is a cost to the community in time and money to investigate and remove the ...