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seeing shoes like this always reminds me of new york for some reason. i have
no rational explanation as to why...
13th Dec 2006, 14:23   | tags:,,,,

nige says:

awesome.

13th Dec 2006, 14:23

damn zoom on my camera made it all spacky though :(

13th Dec 2006, 14:24

goode says:

shoes hanging on wires? Is this not to map out ghettos? for gangs etc? Or is that a myth?

13th Dec 2006, 14:28

Do you think some kind of boozing was involved with the shoes ending up on the wire?

13th Dec 2006, 14:28

Joe says:

I once heard that this was a way of marking gang territories, perhaps thats why you associate it with new york?

13th Dec 2006, 14:28

goode + joe: i did not know that.

i hope its true, and that i just stumbled through the 'patch' of some st pauls gang...

benos: most likely : )

13th Dec 2006, 14:29

Spike says:

goode is right, in ghetto culture, but in this country and probably where it was taken, its mere bullying, i know, revolt against the bully's and take their shoes and throw them up, then theres no was of them chasing you!

13th Dec 2006, 14:30

Spike says:

Various theories of the meaning of the practice:

personal artistic expression (ie: "just because")

to indicate areas where drug dealers operate (also known as 'drug shoes')

celebration of a person's loss of virginity

celebration of a wedding or honeymoon

pranks and jokes played against the owner of the shoes

graduation celebrations

gang sign, or memorial for slain gang member.

derived from army practice of throwing boots over wires when leaving a base or post.

13th Dec 2006, 14:33

hmmm. all interesting. i could see it indicating a drug area, its particularly prevelant in my area.

of course, it may have started as a myth, but the myth may have become truth...

13th Dec 2006, 14:56

its like in that movie Big Fish

13th Dec 2006, 15:11

goode says:

great movie!

13th Dec 2006, 15:15

Dhamaka says:

I like George's theory

... just because!

13th Dec 2006, 18:51

Caine says:

Coooool shot. :)

13th Dec 2006, 21:29

thanks guys :)

14th Dec 2006, 10:25