Downer, Minnesota: Shoe Fence

The fence has been a magnet for unwanted footwear since the 1990s.
County Rd 10, Downer, MN
14.5 miles east of Downer, on both sides of County Rd 10.
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Shoe Fence

I can confirm that the shoe fence is still there, on both sides of the road.

[Tom C, 09/10/2019]

The fence has been a home for orphaned footwear since the 1990s.

Hockey skate.

Shoe Fence

Contrary to a previous tip, this stretch of County Road 10 has plenty of shoes, boots, flip flops, and skates decorating its fence posts. I just put my hockey skates on a post as their final resting place.

[Steve Spaudie, 09/12/2017]
Shoe Fence

The shoe fence has been taken down. All that's left are a couple rocks balanced on some remaining fence posts.

[LamFam, 06/25/2017]

Shoe fence.

Downer Shoe Fence

The Downer Shoe Fence is quite a bit east of Downer. Keep going until you are on the east side of MN Hwy 32. The shoe fence was about a mile long counting both sides of the hwy when I saw it.

[goodnightgram, 08/14/2010]
Shoe Fence

Lining both sides of the highway are fences with shoes on top of all the fence posts. As the fence posts filled, people next started to nail shoes up the telephone poles along the fence line. This has been growing for over 10 years.

[Sue, 02/04/2007]

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