Wilson's Shoe is a major icon in the Nolanic system of beliefs. Despite some objections, many scholars have identified it to be Adidas' "Superstar" model, perhaps describing the might of its namesake. It was thrust from the foot of Wilson in the struggle over chair positioning, but then mysteriously appeared in the lap of the Nolan, provoking the utterance of Shenal's Golden Rule: "Quick, Hide It."

Many believers make the Sign of the Shoe before meals and before going to bed, which involves the unlacing and relacing of both the left and right shoes, slipping both shoes off, slipping both back on, and saying "If this were a pickup basketball game" three times.