It sounds strange to us, but apparently there is a tree known as the Shoe Tree, actually several trees.

The Shoe Tree of Middlegate in Western New York is said to have been started by a newlywed couple who was in a fight that ended with good fortune.

The Lyndonville Shoe Trees (yess there is more than one, in fact there are FOUR)  are reportedly the source of wishes being granted. Legend goes if you successfully catch your shoes in the branches you will be granted a rich.