Throwing Vans sneakers becomes online viral sensation

‘My mind is blown by this!’ Bizarre viral trend sees people throwing their Vans sneakers in the air to see which way they land after Twitter users claimed they will ALWAYS end up the right way

  • The thread was kicked off by user @Ibelievthehype on Saturday, March 2
  • The Michigan-based Twitter user posted a video that showed her throwing a pair of Vans sneakers into the air, which landed face-up when they hit the floor 
  • Captioning the video, she said: ‘Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your vans they will land facing up’
  • Since it was posted, the video has garnered massive online attention as people began using the hashtag #VansChallenge to spread the word 
  • Over 72,000 users retweeted the video, which also received more than 7,000 comments as people tested out the theory 

A hilarious viral Twitter thread has encouraged hundreds of people to throw their Vans sneakers up into the air in order to see if they land facing upward or not as they take part in the #VansChallenge. 

The thread was kicked off by user @Ibelievthehype on Saturday, March 2, when she posted a video of her throwing a pair of the classic skateboarding shoes up into the air, before they landed on the ground with the sole touching the ground and the top of the shoe facing up.

In a caption accompanying the video, the Michigan-based user wrote: ‘Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your Vans they will land facing up.’

Viral: Twitter user @Ibelievthehype posted a video on Saturday that showed her throwing a pair of Vans sneakers in the air, as they landed facing up on the floor

Trend: The original poster’s tweet encouraged many others to attempt the challenge, as many users posted videos of them throwing their shoes in the air and watching them land

Since the video was posted on Saturday, it has gathered huge attention on the social media site.

The tweet received approximately 200,000 likes, and 72,000 retweets.

It also garnered over 7,000 comments, many of which came in the form of videos of them testing out the theory for themselves. 

And, much to their surprise, many users found that the Twitter user’s theory about the shoes landing face-up.

One user @abbeyruns posted a video that showed her throwing a number of pairs of the sneakers down a flight of stairs – all of which landed facing upward.

The caption on the video read: ‘I’ve never been so entertained.’ 

Another user @happilyhood_ tested out the theory for herself. She shared a video of her throwing the shoes up in the air, and was pleasantly surprised when they landed facing upwards. 

‘Ok I am officially shook,’ she wrote. 

Twitter user @Yee_vena15 joined in on the fun, but decided to go outside to throw the shoes in order to be able to throw them higher, and possibly decrease the odds of the shoes landing face-up.

In the caption of the video, they wrote: ‘So I felt y’all were throwing them to soft so I went outside and…’ 

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Not impressed: While many users saw their Vans landing face-up on the floor, others watched their shoes land on their side or face-down, claiming that the theory is ‘false’

Much to their surprise, after being thrown up high, they landed face-up on the ground. 

Another video saw user @odetoblasphemy doing the same, and being pleasantly surprised, admitting that they thought it was a ‘scam’ initially.

Beside their video, they wrote: ‘I was pretty sure it was a scam until i tried it myself, wow.’ 

Another hilarious attempt saw user @isthatsophiep and a friend throwing numerous pairs of shoes around their house.

The pair can be heard screaming with delight as they threw a pair of sneakers down a set of stairs, and saw them both landing facing upward.

The video’s caption read: ‘Ok we’re shook and just spent 10 mins launching Vans around the house.’ 

However, despite most people successfully seeing their shoes landing upwards, many others weren’t convinced about the theory.

Some users threw their Vans up in the air, only to find them landed on their side, or facing downward.

One user @frostymeanie threw a pair of the sneakers into the air, one of which landed on its side. She then used her toe to tip the shoe over fully onto the floor.  

Hilarious: The original post received over 7,000 comments, many of which were from people who were left baffled by the whole thing 

She accompanied the video with a caption that read: ‘Does it count.’ 

Twitter user @Ibelievthehype, who started the viral thread on Saturday, replied to her, saying: ‘Sorry to tell you but yours are broken.’ 

Another user @_mvillacastin simple wrote ‘FALSE’ to accompany a video that showed her Vans landing facing downward after throwing them into the air. 

People seem to have found the whole situation hilarious. 

User @battaglinoa wrote: ‘I’ll never look at Vans the same again. I will always throw them before putting them on.’ 

‘It’s… it’s like a magnet… or a cat?’ added user @Lindz5252. 

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