I came across this tree filled with hundreds of pairs of shoes hanging by their laces. It was a strange-looking sight and to make it even weirder it had an enormous leopard-skin high heel stiletto tied up to one of the branches.
I wondered who would make a giant shoe and where did it come from, then I found a shoe chair on Amazon HERE
I saw the shoe tree south of Belding on Zahm Road. It is rather odd to see the tree filled with shoes instead of leaves but this is not the first time a came across a tree filled with old footwear.
About 20 years ago my friend and I were exploring the ORV trails around St. Helen when a two-track lead us out of the woods to a paved road. Across from us was this giant old tree filled with shoes. It was a rather spooky and unexpected sight. It is one of those things where you see something strange and it just sticks in your memory. This was before digital cameras and smartphones and I always wanted to go back and get a pic of it. Shortly after I saw it, I found out someone had cut down the infamous tree and it is gone now.
Anyways, I found this one and I know there are a few more around Michigan, Maybe I will see them someday on my travels. If you know of any leave a comment below.
P.S. Thank you to everyone that came out to see my presentation in Cascade yesterday. It was a lot of fun meeting all of you. My next presentation will be in Kalamazoo on March 18th. You can learn more about it HERE
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