There’s a viral challenge going around and this time it’s definitely different than the rest. It’s not a dance. This one has to do with shoes and one brand in particular: Vans
The challenge actually started off with Twitter user @ibelievthehype in which he throws a pair of his vans shoes and records it. In his caption he writes, “Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your Vans, they will land facing up.” That’s how it all began. Since then there have been tons of videos on Twitter testing if the claim is true. It’s gone pretty viral but for some people it hasn’t worked. Many think it depends on where the Vans land, carpet vs. hardwood floors, because on the carpet the claim hasn’t always proven to be true.
Not all Van’s are created equal either. We’ve put our Vans to the test and found out something interesting. The newer versions of Vans, like the old-skool or the slip-ons, seem to land facing up but some of the older models don’t.
The Vans company has yet to comment on this and no one really knows for sure why they always land face up. Who knows if the Vans bigwigs even know that their shoes have the capability to do this. One thing is for certain, it definitely has made for a good challenge.
By Veronica Ruiz, Lane Tech, Senior