St. Simons Island, Georgia: Shoe TreeOld oak tree has accumulated hundreds of pairs of shoes.
- St. Simons Island, GA
- In the Village on St. Simons, on Ocean Blvd. between the road and the building that houses the Visitor's Center, Library and Theatre.
Visitor Tips and News About Shoe Tree
There is an oak that's older than dirt and some of the branches hang down to the ground, but it's laden with old shoes. There has to be at least 50 pairs, but possibly more (I've never counted). No one that I have asked knows how or when it got started, but it's a curiosity all the same. From the look of the shoes, it doesn't seem like there have been any recent additions. The spot is used for arts, crafts, and antique shows.[Tavia Harrison, 04/23/2005]
At the fishing pier village, next to the public bathrooms. Hundreds of shoes are hung in the tree.[Kim Bishop, 04/15/2015]