Film explores "Mystery of Flying Kicks"
If you've ever seen a pair of fly Nike kicks hanging from a telephone line, a tree, or anywhere else, you've probably wondered about them. How did they get there? Why were they thrown? Do they mean anything?
Finally, Aussie filmmakers Matthew Bate and Viron Papadopoulos have attempted to solve the mysteries and explore the urban legends behind this strange phenomenon. According to Freshness magazine, "The Mystery of Flying Kicks" is a short documentary that covers this global trend. To delve into all of the possible reasons behind it, Closing Productions posted a request for information on the Internet so that people around the world could submit their own theories and tales. What they got was a dramatically wide range of input.
Stupid Dope explained that the compilation of pictures, videos and messages that were submitted suggest different meanings. In fact, one source noted that sneakers hanging on a wire might suggest a drug dealer's presence in the neighborhood, while another said that they indicate a bully's violence.
There doesn't seem to be a concrete answer. So what do they symbolize to you?