This sculpture is part of Soles of Haverhill, a community celebration of shoe manufacturing & design's important role in Haverhill's history, highlighted by the public display of painted shoe sculptures throughout downtown.
The inauguration of Soles of Haverhill in 2009 featured fourteen wonderfully painted and designed shoe sculptures by local artists. After presentation to the community at the 2009 July 4th fireworks display, the shoes were relocated around the community. The sculptures were sold at auction in October 2009, raising more than $40,000 for local non-profits nominated by the shoe sculpture sponsors. Many of the shoes remain in the community to be enjoyed by residents and visitors. To learn more, visit teamhaverhill.org/projects/arts/solesofhaverhill/