Another optical illusion goes viral as the internet argues over the correct color of a sneaker. The picture was popularized by CNYCentral.
Optical illusions always go viral! People go crazy trying to prove that they are right and everyone else seeing the image has faulty eyes. It started with the dress which people argued white and gold while another section argued that it was blue and black. Recently, a picture of a person holding a shoe in a dimly lit room was shared by CNYCentral and it had the internet going crazy within hours. The people are divided based on the true color of the sneaker, is it 'grey and teal' or 'white and pink'? Optical illusions are generally created because of the lighting. They occur because our brains are always trying to make sense of the world around us. The colors and lighting of certain images trick our brains into interpreting things differently. So in the case of the shoe, have a look at it for yourself and let us know what you see.
WHAT COLOR DO YOU SEE? 👀 Apparently, If the right-half of your brain is dominant, you will see a combination of pink and white, and if your left half is dominant, you will see it in grey and green color. Tell us what you see! pic.twitter.com/Ey3BlP85fX— CNYCentral (@CNYcentral) May 3, 2019
CNYCentral, an NBC affiliate station in Syracuse, New York, posted the image of a woman's sneaker on Twitter — the same image that divided people around the world in 2017. The debate has resurfaced! Some people clearly saw gray and teal while others were firmly in the pink and white camp. The internet exploded after the image was uploaded. Here are some of the reactions people had in regard to the image.
Gray and blue,, like where is the pink— 𝓡𝓪𝓬𝓱𝓮𝓵 | 37 (@Oofrosie) April 29, 2019
Actually yeah it is. When I first looked at the photo I saw teal & grey & now I'm seeing pink & white and it looks exactly like this photo. Idk how my brain did it. It's freaking me out.— Gitana Black (@WypipoWhisperer) May 5, 2019
It's called white balance. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/V6eY3S23E8— Pepillogrito 🇦🇴 (@PepilloGrito) May 4, 2019
I see a green hue, as if there's a green light in the room, but that hue is cast over a pink and white shoe— Nieds Dead Horse (@NDH_j_m_f) May 4, 2019
If I turn the brightness on my phone all the way up, it’s pink & white. If I leave at normal (dimmed) setting, it’s grey & green.— Liberty 🍺 (@LibertyJen) May 4, 2019
Well only men are color blind. So I guess we win. :D— Liberty 🍺 (@LibertyJen) May 4, 2019
Hmm...I do see it as entirely pink and white with the brightness turned up, but the white is a little grey and green with the brightness turned down. The pink is always pink.— Jeremy Crum🦋🐝🐞 (@jcrum417) May 5, 2019
this is driving me insane. depending on how and when i look at it i see either color equally convincingly.— alex luger (@alexluger) May 6, 2019
I said 100% grey and green. No doubt in my mind. Went back to show my wife and ask her what she saw and now I see pink and white! What is this sorcery?— TheJasonShow (@The_Jason_Show) May 6, 2019
Coming from a colourblind person - see like seafoam green/grey and white— stream #Katchup (@griffinjjensen) April 30, 2019
Apparently I don’t use my brain since I just can see light blue and white— Ewerton Azevedo (@EwertonAzeved_) May 5, 2019
Finally someone who knows what they're talking about.— Danielle(Vote Like A Black Woman)Montague (@_DaniMontague) May 6, 2019
I was expecting you to speak of even more colours on day 3... 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/k6XEFRowsI— Harshvardhan Saini (@harsh_vardhan) May 6, 2019
The shoe appears to be a retro women's Vans sneaker, which is no longer available but was once listed as "mahogany rose" (ie; pink) on the Vans website.