Volume 17 • Issue 11 / August 06 - 12, 2004



Letters to the editor

Wag the sneaker


To The Editor:
Re “Running down what’s behind hanging sneakers” (news article, July 30 –Aug. 5):

About this ongoing urban myth saga about the hanging sneakers, I still can’t believe nobody mentions in these stories that great movie from a few years ago: “Wag the Dog,” with Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro and Anne Heche.  They totally made fun of the sneaker tradition by making up a war hero whose nickname is old shoe or something. As part of their phony campaign, people start throwing shoes around lampposts to show their support for this “war hero.” There was a pair of sneakers hanging on Fifth Ave. around 27th St. long after they filmed them for the movie.

Lisa Malcolm



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