My Brother and his wife came over yesterday to hang out, and it was such a nice day we decided to go on a walk. We were on campus at Pacific University when someone noticed this was above us:
Somewhere between 50-100 pairs of shoes tied together and hanging in a tree right outside the student center. They were all different sizes and colors. From the amount of moss on them, it looked like they had been there a few months. If anyone knows the story here, I'd love to hear it.
Wikipedia says this:
A shoe tree, not to be confused with the shoe-preservation device of the same name, is tree(or, occasionally, a powerline pole or other wooden object) that has been festooned with old shoes. Shoe trees are generally located alongside a major local thoroughfare, and may have a theme (such as high-heeled shoes). There are currently at least seventy-six such shoe trees in the United States, and an undetermined number elsewhere.