Most are tied together in pairs or clumps and flung high into the branches, with the lowest shoes at least 15 feet off the ground. Some hang from shoelaces, others are linked by bras or underwear. Nobody seems to know exactly how Torquerville, Utah Shoe Tree got started, but it seems to have originated sometime in the mid 80s, but as years ago the tree died and now more and more branches are breaking off so less and less shoes can be found on it. Maybe it’s time for a new Shoe Tree?
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