After reading my post about the shoes in the power lines in Scene This Week In…, Jim Binckley sent me a link about “Sneakers on Power Lines.”
While some conjecture that this is some sort of gang symbol others have a different take on the shoes in the wires:
“Another folk belief holds that teenage boys who've just "scored" for the first time — i.e., lost their virginity — are wont to heave an old pair of sneakers over a power line to celebrate the moment and proclaim their conquest to the world (who says teenage boys aren't romantic?).”
I like that better than the gang theory.