What It Means If You Spot Shoes Hanging From A Tree In Someone’s Yard
Sometimes, throwing shoes at a tree isn’t meant to help others or be a thoughtful act of service. Instead, some people link it to superstition, believing that if the shoe lands on the tree, the person who threw it will get good luck. While some people may think that the link between shoes and trees is a myth you need to stop believing, others will still get excited when they throw their shoes at trees in hopes of receiving good fortune.
The University of Minnesota even has a “shoe tree” with superstition linked to it. “If you throw your favorite pair of shoes over and it catches onto one of the branches, you’ll pass your finals and midterms. But if it fails, then you’ll end up failing,” Sabrina Le, a student, told CBS News in 2018. However, it’s not the best idea to throw your shoes at a tree on someone’s private property, even if you see other shoes hanging off it.