Over 10 Years Later, Idaho’s “Shoe Fence” Is Still Baffling
Apparently, this is something that has been around for about 10 years now. There is a fence that has a ton of shoes on the posts right outside of Boise. It is something I have to check out for myself at some point. Maybe, I will even contribute.
Where exactly is the shoe fence located?
In order to get to the shoe fence, you need to take I-84 and get off exit 63 to Black Creek Road. Head past the public shooting range toward the prison and it will be on the right side. The fence has been around for a little over a decade now and it keeps growing. You can drive through and check it out or even contribute if you would like,
The story behind the shoe fence is a mystery
I have done some digging and there really is no clear explanation for the shoe tree, how it started, or why it has grown. Some people think it was a high school prank that people embraced and built on. One person actually suggested it was aliens. Jokingly I assume. I mean, we aren't talking crop circles. No matter how it started, the tradition keeps building and I hope it sticks around for a while.
Before you go out there remember a few things
Do NOT trash the area, do NOT steal the shoes, leave everything alone. If you want to be part of the experience, leave an old shoe. Take a few photos and enjoy.