These white Nike shoes are an optical illusion

  • Someone posted a pair of Nike shoes and it’s an optical illusion.
  • Some people think the shoes are black and some people think they are white.

    We’ve barely recovered from that damn swing video, and now there’s another optical illusion that demands our attention and forces us to throw glasses at our friends if they can’t see what we’re seeing. This time, some Nike shoes are dividing the world because while some people think they are black, others see white. (I see questionable design choices, but that’s beside the point!)

    This optical illusion is brought to you by a Twitter user named Gino, aka @_MasterSalah. Earlier this week, Gino posted a photo of said shoes and asked, “Twitter are they white or black because all I see is white,” and so began my nightmare. For reference, here are the shoes:

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    Alright, here’s the deal. At first you can see black, but once your eyes adjust you can see the shoes are white Nike Air Force 1s with a weird glow-in-the-dark Louis Vuitton pattern on top and around them. At least that’s what I mean, especially after googling the shoes and finding this design for $215.

    If you don’t believe me or the shoes for sale, a Twitter user explained why they might look black to some people. They tweeted“They are white with 3M detailing. This fabric is light reflective, so when you take a picture in low light it has that effect.

    And another person hit everyone with a dose of common sense and responded, “Bruh it’s literally white shoes in the dark. If they were black, you wouldn’t be able to see them so clearly.

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    Case closed!

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