Shoes on a Wire

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The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions on Vimeo.

What do you think of when you see a pair of shoes with their laces tied together hanging from a power line?

Do you ever wonder what the story is behind them? Who threw them? How long have they been up there?

The Mystery of Flying Kicks takes us on a journey around the world, gathering up urban legends and real stories about shoes on a wire. Gang symbols. Art movements. Shoefiti. Personal mementos. Shoe-removing vigilantes. Memorials for those who have passed away. Watch vignettes of what the world has to share about sneaker tossing.

The 14-minute short film was created by Matthew Bate. Read more about it at and follow Bates and his film-making colleagues at the Closer Productions Facebook page.


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