Vans fans start ‘off the wall’ social media challenge with their trainers
Owners of the popular skate shoes are claiming their footwear will always land face up.
Hundreds of owners of Vans trainers are causing a viral sensation by insisting their favourite footwear always lands face up.
The sole-searching craze has drawn thousands of views across Twitter as owners throw their beloved footwear in the air in a bid to prove they will land in an upright position.
Tweeters deemed the theory to be “scary true” and insisted no matter how many times they throw the shoes, they always land facing up.
Twitter user @Ibelievethehype appears to have started the challenge by posting a video showing the phenomenon on Saturday evening, saying: “Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your vans they 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 118 312 (@lanacutherlip) March 2, 2019
Their video has received more than 50,000 retweets since.
Twitter user @psycho_mamii also attempted the trick and commented: “I read the theory of how no matter what way you throw vans they land upright and I’ve been entertained for the last 20 minutes.”
Vans owners worldwide have been sharing their best attempts.
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
One Twitter user insisted “if your vans don’t land facing up… they’re fake”, leaving many others heartbroken when they could not repeat the feat.
My Vans didn’t both land face up?! pic.twitter.com/jIbU9IKBax— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) March 4, 2019
Saw a thread on here that said no matter how you throw your Vans they will land upright. I can confirm 😂 pic.twitter.com/7mQhbQawtP— Trevor Norris (@trevor_norris0) March 4, 2019
Vans, whose company slogan is “off the wall”, declined to comment.