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The Great Shoe Tree

Ontario : Brant County
Location #8218

Location Owner:The Duke
Creation Date: 7/10/2013
Last Updated: 10/18/2018

Couldn't find the category for abandoned shoes. :P

Outside Description: I think the description below sums it up. The rest of the article can be found at the link below.

I t was all started by a Brantford woman.

The odd "shoe tree" on Green Lane in Paris, just north of Highway 2 began with a pair of Lenora Sherk'sgrandkids shoes that she nailed to an old tree.

"My husband,Bill,and I were talking and I said. 'You know what we need? A shoe tree!'"

Apparently the Sherks have seen other such trees. According to the Internet, it's a worldwide phenomenon with some trees featuring footwear that's looped over branches by their laces and other, far fewer, trees with shoes nailed to them, such as Lenora's vision.

"The shoes are worn out so people can't get upset and the tree is very old. It's not going to hurt it. It's not even a nice tree."

The tree collected a lot of soles at one point but Lenora says some ecologists went along the road cleaning up and cleared away most of the footwear donations.

"Some people take things too far," she sniffs.

Shoe trees in other locations have become actual tourist attractions and they're always popular with kids.

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Created on:10/18/2018
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anna12104 says:
3/25/2018 9:57:27 AM

I love this spot, I grew up around it, this tree is a legend

f.o.s. says:
4/9/2014 10:23:18 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how people can be so heartless and abandon their shoes like this

Storytrail says:
7/12/2013 9:03:55 AM

I've seen a few 'shoe trees' around, but I've never seen one with that many shoes haha.

trailblazer519 says:
7/12/2013 2:18:31 AM

Haha!.. I just found it in the public forum from May. Thats pretty funny, I remember it now..

trailblazer519 says:
7/11/2013 11:43:39 PM

About you doing a nude decayed photoshoot, wait!! that was someone else, nvrmd.. :-P lol

ground state says:
7/11/2013 11:03:54 PM

What were we talking about?

f.o.s. says:
7/11/2013 8:04:34 PM

I think superss remembered...he's got a real knack for retaining information ;)

trailblazer519 says:
7/11/2013 7:00:50 PM

Actually I was just kidding.. Lol

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On 10/18/2018 11:46:19 AM user Motleykiwi uploaded photos : DSC04692.JPG / DSC04702.JPG / DSC04705.JPG / DSC04706.JPG / DSC04714.JPG / to SID: 101820188453
On 10/18/2018 11:45:10 AM user Motleykiwi created gallery : April '18
On 11/14/2016 7:15:55 PM user webchar uploaded photos : image1 (1).JPG / to SID: 11142016161516
On 11/14/2016 7:15:26 PM user webchar created gallery : nowadays
On 4/9/2014 5:21:27 PM user sarahdanielleph uploaded photos : 20130520_paris_142w.jpg / 20130520_paris_145w.jpg / 20130520_paris_146w.jpg / to SID: 492014142047
On 4/9/2014 5:20:55 PM user sarahdanielleph created gallery : Shoe Tree
On 7/11/2013 11:06:16 AM user riddimryder uploaded photos : CRW_0243.jpg / CRW_0244.jpg / CRW_0245.jpg / CRW_0246.jpg / to SID: 71120138019
On 7/11/2013 9:00:27 AM user riddimryder created gallery : 2010
On 7/10/2013 5:12:40 PM user The Duke uploaded photos : 1.JPG / 2.JPG / 3.JPG / 4.JPG / 6.JPG / IMG_4680.JPG / IMG_4682.JPG / IMG_4690.JPG / to SID: 7102013141147
On 7/10/2013 3:12:01 PM user The Duke created gallery : Lot of Sole
On 7/10/2013 3:11:41 PM user The Duke changed the following: location status, description

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