Flying Dogs in Chicago : Skewville Throws (VIDEO PREMIERE)

You’ve seen at least one pair of Skewvilles dogs dangling in cities around the world, an unusual mimicry of a city custom where people throw their old kicks over wires for one reason or another. The brothers began custom designing and hacksaw cutting out their wooden versions in the 90s and flinging them. But it ain’t easy, and many times they miss the wires completely. It’s tricky.

Recently in Chicago, photographer and video maker Brock Brake followed Skewville around to see how it’s done, and how it’s missed. Says Brock, “I just wanted to focus on that as its own video because I think that’s one of the most important traits of Skewville is this weird shoe tossing phenomena.”