(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.
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The shoe appears to be a retro women’s Vans sneaker, which has the listed color as “mahogany rose” on the Vans website.
THE REAL SHOE IS PINK & WHITE OKAY⁉️
The second pic was with flash & darkened, so it looks teal & gray. (depends on what lighting ur in) pic.twitter.com/FlbO3OEEuC
— alisha🎃 (@dolansmalik) October 11, 2017
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?