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Cherokee, Alabama: Shoe Tree

Hundreds of pairs of shoes hang from a single tree, one of countless thousands of trees in an otherwise rural and undeveloped stretch of highway. Easy to see in the winter.

US Hwy 72, Cherokee, AL
On the north side of US Hwy 72, either four miles west of Cherokee, or 4.5 miles east of the Alabama-Mississippi state line.
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Shoe Tree.

Shoe Tree

My kiddo thought this was awesome/

[Jessica, 11/25/2022]

Tree next to a road whose bare branches are filled with shoes hung over them by their laces.

Shoe Tree

The shoes have spread to nearby trees (some are short and kids may be able to hang the shoes on low branches). Shoe tossing can be tricky -- practice at a safe place first. Be aware that it's next to a busy/fast highway if you have kids.

[Lewis Moten, 04/01/2017]

Tree whose bare branches are filled with shoes hung over them by their laces.

Roadside Shoe Tree

My wife and I were returning home from photographing the bald eagles nesting at Shiloh Battlefield in Savannah, Tennessee, when we passed a tree full of shoes on the west-bound side of US Hwy 72. I'd put the location somewhere near "smack-dab in the middle" of Luka, Mississippi and Tuscumbia, Alabama.

[Jeremy, 04/10/2013]

This particular tree has been sporting shoes since around 2008.

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