As time passes by, we see a lot of things that are part of the culture fade away. Gentrification has done a number in these neighborhoods. A lot of what made the characteristics of the hood are now disappearing, one of them being the shoes hanging from a power line.
I’ve heard many theories as to what they meant. Gang territory, drug dealer nearby, murder location. I personally don’t know if any of these are true. Where I grew up was in gang territory and because of that there were drug dealers around and for the same reason I’m sure there were some murders around the way. So, I always saw them. But I Think people just threw them just to do It too.
Shoes hanging by a wire have been part of my culture and my environment. It was only right for me to make them into air fresheners. Whatever their meaning might be to you, it means my culture and it was important for me to make this to keep pieces of our culture alive. The fact that its an air freshener is just a giant plus.