Newport, Rhode Island: The Feet and the Wave

A bronze sculpture of feet sticking out of a breaking wave; a popular photo-op.
Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI
Southwest side of downtown, at the corner of Hwy 138A/Memorial Blvd and Thames St. Across from the US Post Office, along the sidewalk.
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Feet and the Wave.

The Feet and the Wave


[Christine, 03/07/2015]

Guess the "sneaker wave" gag already had its moment.

Feet and Wave sculpture.

The Feet and the Wave

Is it feet? Is it a wave? Remarkably, there is a sidewalk statue, a permanent wave on Thames St and Memorial with feet sticking out. It's a "hey look!" attraction caught by most. But really, whose feet are they really? Many rumors are amiss; some say Greta Garbo, Merle Haggard, Dorothy Lamore, Billy Carter, or Susan Lisella. It's a mystery whose answer is often sought by checking the size with socks. Throughout the year various socks, red, blue, plaid are mysteriously attached to the feet during cover of darkness. Many people have claimed to be the owner of the feet, but official confirmation and documentation have yet to be presented!

[Bob, 05/07/2007]

October 2008: Photo added.

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