It's been about two and a half years since the Internet was split in two over the color of a dress.
Was this clothing item white and gold or black and blue?
Friends turned on friends and family members turned on family members as a result of the debate. It got ugly.
Have we learned anything from that back-and-forth? Can we settle the next color-related fashion question more peacefully?
Let's find out below, as a new debate has arisen over the following pair of Vans sneakers...
This is the Piece of Footwear in Question
Quick, first reaction: WHAT COLOR IS IT?!?
The Details Behind This Debate:
The controversy started after a Facebook user named Nicole Coulthard shared a photo of this shoe to the group Girlsmouth. "Ok girls so my friend has just sent me this asking what colour the shoe is," she wrote. "I would say pale pink and white, but she insists its pale blue and grey. What do you girls see? Please tell me pink and white!"
Cue the Internet Reaction
The confused Internet reaction, we should say.
Pink! Blue! Neither? Both?
What. The. Hell?!?
I'm scared, guys. What is going on?
How Did We Get Here?
Coulthard told Metro that her friend had bought the shoes a couple of weeks ago and sent a picture to her mom to show them to her. In response, the friend's mom told her that blue suited her.' She texted back saying they are pink, but when she looked at the pic she saw blue too. She sent it to me and I was convinced they are pink, we had a big argument as she said I only said pink because I knew she had bought pink shoes so that's why I decided to put it up on girlsmouth."
Back in February 2015, #TheDress made headlines when Internet users basically lost their minds trying to determine the colors of a lace dress. Some saw black and blue... while others saw white and gold. Ultimately, more than 4.4 million tweets about the dress were posted within a 24-hour period.
What Did The Hollywood Gossip Readers Say at the Time?
But Back to the Shoe:
On the official Vans website, this appears to be the footwear in question, right? The company says it is Pink.
So... Case Closed?
This user says so. And she may have a strong point.
That Tricky Brain...
In 2015, it was eventually revealed that the dress, which was designed by Roman Originals, was actually black and blue; it was a trick of the light caused many to see it as white and gold. "It's a perception issue," eye surgeon Paul Dougherty told the Today Show in 2015. "It's the way the brain processes information that comes in. Everyone's brain is different."
The Same Thing Has Apparently Happened Here
Okay. Now we feel sort of dumb.
And So Ends The Great Shoe Debate of 2017
What clothing item will stump us next?!?