Apparently, Vans Always Land Facing Up

March 4, 2019

If there’s one thing I love more than menswear, it’s the scientific method. Over the weekend, Twitter user ibelievethehype (and I now definitely believe the hype), posted a tweet claiming that, no matter how you throw your Vans, they will always land facing-up. The user included a short two-second video to prove the point (spoiler alert: they land face up).



Over the course of 48 hours, the Tweet racked up thousands of replies with hundreds of people testing the theory for themselves. (This includes yours truly, who threw his Engineered Garments x Vans slip-ons in the air, off the stairs, and even off a balcony). For some reason — somehow, someway, and most likely to do with the fact that these have heavy vulcanized soles — Vans indeed always land on their feet. Some Twitter proof:



Some people even tested this in what appears to be a shoe store.


Truly incredible.  Literally works every time.


Some dishonest people, however, tried to disprove this with some bad testing. I mean, this is clearly interference.



Note, this only works with non-broken Vans.



If you have a pair of Vans at home, I encourage you to test this for yourself. You can use Chuck Taylors, Birkenstocks, or Alden shell cordovan gunboats as a control group.

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