It seems like every week there’s some new viral trend or challenge taking over social media. Last week, people were hilariously tossing cheese on their unsuspecting children and this week people are throwing their shoes everywhere.
To clarify, Twitter users are taking videos of themselves throwing their Vans across the room and watching them land right side up every time.
By now, you’ve likely seen the dozens of Twitter videos featuring people tossing their Vans in the air.
It all began when Twitter user @Ibelievthehype shared a video saying “Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your Vans they will land facing up.”
Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your vans they will land facing up pic.twitter.com/nKVJCncW4H
— lana m!sses tøp (@Ibelievthehype) March 2, 2019
Of course, people became curious and wanted to test the theory themselves.
I learned today that no matter how you throw your vans they always land right side up… pic.twitter.com/1um0UXpbxW
— Bryce? (@BryceMckenney1) March 3, 2019
And thus, the trend was born.
— ERIC ALESTAN FRAZIER (@EricAlestan) March 4, 2019
— Kris (@Sw0rnT0Death) March 4, 2019
— Vanencia (@vannyydevito) March 4, 2019
Some users took the challenge to a new level, tossing their shoes from a second story.
— Katie Chrystler (@kchrystler) March 4, 2019
People attributed the feat to Vans’ heavy soles.
Because their sole is heavy
— Micky Orlandea (@mihaelaor) March 4, 2019
Yall know shoes are bottom heavy so they're much more likely to land bottom down right?
— Jordan (@SirJordan007p) March 4, 2019
But other participants appeared to debunk the theory.
— Josh Kennedy-Noce (@Joshkn) March 4, 2019
— Nathan Graham (@TheNathanGraham) March 4, 2019
— Ruby (@tiedyetwerp) March 4, 2019
And it wasn’t long before people attempted the challenge with other shoe brands like Crocs.
I'll see your vans and raise you crocs pic.twitter.com/du9W6d7d68
— Dak (@RidiculousDak) March 5, 2019
— Zimran Lawrence (@Zimran_Lawrence) March 5, 2019
Mind blown…it works with CROCS TOO!!! pic.twitter.com/SwcxvF8aP8
— Susan? (@susanna__07) March 5, 2019
One thing’s for sure, people have way too much time on their hands.
h/t USA Today