Internet divided over the color of these viral sneakers

Suddenly, we're faced with horrible flashbacks of "The Dress," the black-and-blue, or white-and-gold, outfit that ignited the internet just a few years back.

And now, we have another color debate on our hands. 

Twitter user tfildolands shared a photo of her friend's sneaker, polling the internet with questions of the shoe's color. Quickly, the divisive color of the retro Vans sent the internet into a spiral.


To us, the shoe looks gray, with teal laces, teal stripes and a teal bottom. However, many saw the footwear as pink with white laces. Despite the photo being tainted, they were still seeing different colors. 

The owner of the shoes quickly settled the debate by posting the original photo of the sneaker, explaining flash just mucked with the color, but that's not stopping it from going viral. Just like the dress, the color you see the sneakers as depends on the lighting you're in:

"Without you having to worry about it, your brain figures out what color light is bouncing off the thing your eyes are looking at ... This image, though, hits some kind of perceptual boundary," which explained how we looked at "The Dress" controversy


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