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Key West celebrates New Year with shoe drop

Shoe Drop
Posted at 9:59 AM, Jan 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-01 09:59:00-05

KEY WEST, Fla. - It started in 1996 as a crazy idea to ring in the new year, and last night for the16th time, Key West, Florida welcomed the new year with its annual "shoe drop."

Just like the ball in New York's Times Square, the shoe is lowered with each final minute of the year until the clock strikes midnight. 

Self-proclaimed drag queen Gary "Sushi" Marion takes the ride inside the oversized heel each year.