Thats because Hole 2 at the Morley Field Disc Golf Course is home to a Shoe Tree, where folks have been throwing tennis shoes of all types onto the trees branches since 1977.
The odd ornaments were originally added to the tree in protest when city officials threatened to chop it down, and now hundreds of shoes hang from the tree with more being added all the time.
As course employee Josh Marsh puts it, People always bring an old pair of shoes with them to throw on the tree myself included.
Though there are plenty of shoes to spare, Marsh says nobody ever steals the kicks off the tree well, almost.
He explains: A bum might take a pair every once in a while, but for the most part people leave the shoes, even if theyve fallen off. They just throw them back on the tree.
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