Paul Schmelzer, on the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota’s “Off Center” blog, has an item up related to Shoefiti called Soundfiti, where people throw sets of solar powered speakers connected by electrical wire over power lines.
Published by Ed Kohler on September 15th, 2011 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | 1 Comment »
Shoefiti videos have been popping up on YouTube, including this one that goes through the whole process from tying the shoes through multiple shoe hanging attempts:
Published by Ed Kohler on July 13th, 2011 tagged Shoe Sightings | 2 Comments »
Running shoes, cleats, and other sports shoes hang from a powerline in Seattle, Washington on May 18th, 2011.
Published by Ed Kohler on May 20th, 2011 tagged General | 1 Comment »
Shoes hang from a powerline in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Photo via dweiss.ch
Published by Ed Kohler on May 15th, 2011 tagged General | 1 Comment »
There is a band in Madrid called Shoefiti. Here’s a link to their Facebook page.
And here is a live performance of Moby Dick:
And here is a recent blog post about the band.
Published by Ed Kohler on January 7th, 2011 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | 1 Comment »
TuttiFreshy has some cool shoefiti paintings, and a solid Johnny Cash / Eazy E mashup on his site. He also takes on shoefiti theories:
A shoefiti artist will wait until the middle of the night to fling a pair of tied shoes over a low-hanging utility wire. With any luck, the shoes will wrap themselves over the wire and remain there indefinitely. It becomes a kind of piece of art & a symbol of passage.
It’s a mysterious part of the hip hop movement that I found funny and interesting. I was told that if you see some shoefiti in a neighborhood, you should have some drug dealers in the area too
Published by Ed Kohler on January 6th, 2011 tagged Shoefiti Theories | Comment now »
via @woodandleather on Twitter, who’s bio says they are based in Finland and Lebanon. This looks a lot more like Lebanon than Finland, but could be elsewhere. Perhaps on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
Published by Ed Kohler on January 5th, 2011 tagged Shoe Sightings | Comment now »
Tania from the blog Myrtle and Eunice snapped a few pictures of shoefiti in Melbourne Australia in December, and offered some thoughts on who she thinks may be behind those shoes hanging from a wire down under. No, she doesn’t think this is drug related:
Anyway, no straight-thinking dealer type is likely to lurk and perch on top of the bridge where this was spotted. Nup. I’m thinking schoolies. I’m thinking exam results. I’m thinking the exhilaration of exam result celebration and growing wings and a gloriously-long summer holiday stretching all the way over to the horizon before it’s time to FLY!
Published by Ed Kohler on January 4th, 2011 tagged Shoefiti Theories | Comment now »
A German journalist interviewed me about shoes hanging from powerlines, and asked if I had any interesting stories about theories I’ve heard. Click here to read what a prostitute once told me about shoefiti in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Published by Ed Kohler on January 3rd, 2011 tagged Shoefiti Theories | 2 Comments »
According to commenter, Robin, an old shoe tree in Nevada near Cold Springs has been cut down on December 30th, 2010.
Lots of pictures of this famous tree can be found on Google Images here.
Update (Jan 4): The Washington Post has picked up on this story. Vandals did it.