This has always perplexed me. I was turning out of my office one day last week and noticed one shoe laying in the median. It got me to wondering – how did it get there. If it were two shoes perhaps someone put them on the roof of the car, (intending to put them on once they got in the car perhaps?), and then drove off and forgot they were there and they fell off. But this was one solitary lonely shoe.
Do people ride with one leg out the car window and the wind resistance rips the shoe right off? I doubt this is it as the shoes are often boots or tennis shoes and how seriously slack would your laces have to be tied for the wind resistance to rip them off?
I can think of no other way one tennis shoe would wind up in the middle of a busy road. Any ideas?