Most of you might know what a shoe tree is. I did not. I found out:
A shoe tree starts with one dreamer, tossing his or her footwear-of-old high into the sky to catch on an out-of-reach branch. It usually ends there, unseen and neglected by others. But on rare occasions, that first pair of shoes triggers a shoe-tossing cascade.
Many contributors use permanent marker to inscribe messages on the sneakers -- greetings, love poems, and life accomplishments.We didn't add a pair of shoes; however, we thoroughly relished the sight of many, many pairs of shoes left by others! :P