The latest trend in viral videos is, as per usual, completely random.
This time around, the hottest thing to record is a video of yourself throwing your sneakers in the air and watching what happens when they land. But they can’t just be any sneakers…they’ve got to be Vans.
What’s the point of this strange internet “challenge?”
According to Twitter user @ibelievthehype, Vans always land right side up, and so, of course, the world has now set out to see if it’s true.
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
Before long, the tweet went viral, and Twitter users everywhere were posting videos of themselves throwing their sneakers across the room. In most cases, the trick surprisingly worked. Some people even tried throwing multiple pairs at once.
yoooo this vans shit really work lmaoooooo pic.twitter.com/Nji6BxyH0a
— A' (@aarondee_) March 4, 2019
— austin (@_AustinBosquez) March 4, 2019
For others, it didn’t work out as planned.
My Vans didn’t both land face up?! pic.twitter.com/jIbU9IKBax
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) March 4, 2019
Just found out my vans are fake. This is devastating news and I deserve a refund pic.twitter.com/jCtYic0PDe
— Jordan🦝 (@JBarrera117) March 4, 2019
Whether or not your Vans landed right-side up, the power of the internet to make you try strange things is very real.