Internet divided over color of these sneakers

(Image: Twitter / TFILDOLANS)

(WKRN) – A photo of a pair of Vans sneakers is buzzing throughout social media as people can’t decide if the shoes are gray with teal laces or pink with white laces.

The sneakers are the latest accessory to start a debate, more than two years after the question if #TheDress was blue and black or white and gold broke the internet.

Related Content: #TheDress’s color draws debate on social media

The shoe appears to be a retro women’s Vans sneaker, which has the listed color as “mahogany rose” on the Vans website.

As explained in the original mania over #TheDress, there are reasons so many people see the same thing differently.

According to Dr. Shanna Ray, a psychology professor at Lipscomb University, our brains interpret everything we see with our eyes, and it may be that some of the colors in the periphery are causing confusion.

“We know our brain tweaks what our eyes are receiving, but there’s something about this that’s triggering different people’s brains to make slightly different assumptions about what they need to tweak,” Ray told News 8’s sister station WKRN.

So, what color do you see?

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s