Twitter Reactions To The Shoes & What Color They Are Are Hilarious
People are about to start rioting on the street, and it's all thanks to a pair of shoes. Much like #TheDress in 2015 that ended friendships and split apart households, Twitter is now debating its sneaker version, coming at us in the form of mint-and-gray or pink-and-white shoes. A few years back we were forced to question if half the population was experiencing a new form of color blindness when a lacy, body forming dress appeared blue and black to some people, and gold and white to others. Rather than coming to an agreement, society left it at a draw and we tried to put it behind us for the sake of peace.
But it appears we're plagued with phantom color palettes again, with these creepy Vans. It all started when one user posted up a dimly-lit photo of her sneakers, willingly throwing a match onto our society with one innocent question. Her caption read, 'The dress' situation all over again! I see mint green and grey. What colour do you see?
And people were only too willing to weigh in to attempt to set the record straight. The Twitter reactions over the mint-and-gray or pink-and-white shoes are hilarious, undecided, and aggressive. It's like scrolling through a soap opera depicting a house divided, and it's super entertaining.
For example, there are the people that are dead sure they are firmly on the mint and gray side, but then after a second peek, no longer know what they believe in.
I was like 'this is so obviously mint and grey' and then I squinted, can see pink and white and can't see it mint now?! Haha— Sophie Gibson (@sophiegibson) October 11, 2017
What can a person even be sure of anymore?
Omg same! It looked deffo green and grey. I read the comments and then looked at it again and now I can only see pink?!?🙈— Cloe (@Cloerosejackson) October 11, 2017
Other people smell a conspiracy theory and are questioning the validity of the mind trick. They theorize these aren't ambiguously-colored skater shoes, but a prank with an Instagram filter. Can the public handle such a betrayal?
I see mint and grey, but it looks pinkish on the front of the shoe. To me, it looks like there's been a filter applied. 🤔— Rebekah Gillian ✨ (@rebekahgillian) October 11, 2017
Then there are those that point out it's not a real debate, but a case of poor lighting. The dimness changes the colors of the shoes, playing tricks on your eyes.
😂 it's pink and white, but the lighting is so dead it appears grey and mint green. Vans never dropped the latter colourway 👍🏾— Chicken Connoisseur (@PengestMunch) October 15, 2017
There is also a live partner dispute in the comment thread, giving us a behind the scenes peek at a house divided. One partner started the convo by chiming in first, saying:
Mint green and grey but let me ask my husband... he always sees something different.— Holos Skincare (@HolosSkinNiamh) October 12, 2017
Then the husband answered with something outlandish just to rile up the debate. (Or, who knows, maybe that really is what he sees:)
Turquoise and sage— beats (@hugebeats) October 12, 2017
Another person decided to bring some facts to the table and did some research on the Vans website. If the green and grey shoe don't even exist, then there's no cause for debate, right?
Another user broke down just how that night's dinner convo is going to go when the shoe scandal is inevitably brought up over breadsticks.
babe:“I can’t believe our last fight is gonna be about ‘pINk & wHitE’ vans.”— jesus (@baesuus) October 12, 2017
Me: There isn’t gonna BE a fight bc they’re GREEN AND GRAY
Others are willing to lose followers over the whole ordeal. They're not here to play.
Yo if you don't think those Vans are pink and white block me back— Jordan👨🏽💻 (@jordansluma) October 13, 2017
Some users are starting to question what reality even is anymore. They're ready to tailspin into an existential crisis. Which isn't even dramatic. How can we not agree on something as easy as colors?
Am I buggin or are those vans really green and grey? Y’all got me tweakin— T. 🔩🎙 (@__Teemoji) October 13, 2017
turns out vans actually sell sea foam green/grey vans and i’m having an existential crisis— IG peachcait ✨💗 (@caitmurf) October 12, 2017
A few people think this might all be a hype-up to a new Vans release next week. They refuse to be dupped by the gorilla marketing scheme.
What if this is all marketing scheme and those vans grey/green shoes are gonna drop next week— Graciela (@graciela_june) October 13, 2017
Then there are a few users that are ready to throw shade at the opposing team. Tensions are running high ya'll.
No if you actually see pink and white on the picture of that grey and mint green vans shoe you definitely need glasses— cira syms (@SymesCiara) October 12, 2017
The debate is only a few days old, so there aren't any definitive answers yet. In the meantime, start some of your own drama and hop over to Twitter to chime in with your own theories.