Hanging sneakers form a pole or wire it is said to mean dealer in the area, I guess is some type of anthropological territory demarcation among groups or gangs.
Technically speaking this 'sneakers' are not such, if you look closer they are more "stylish boots'. My interpretation of this change or displacement is due to the fact that Williamsburg is a former industrial district which is in the process of a rapid gentrification. Some urban tribe defined as 'hipsters' took over this 'hood. Hence instead of the usual sneakers they hang fashion boots. I feel this is an interesting twist to this tradition.
Best way of territorialize via hipsteric gentrification. Pink boots, once more, repeated, regurgitated, and revisited
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