Hey, quick question: What color is this !@#$ shoe?

Welcome, friends, to the depths of spring! The time of year where our fancies turn us away from all the work we have to do and towards a question of utmost importance: WHAT COLOR IS THIS BLEEPING SHOE?


Before I show you the shoe — it's imperative I remind you that it joins a proud tradition of family/friendship destroyers that include The Dress, The Jacket, and, most recently, the monstrosity that was Laurel and Yanny. So be forewarned: it might totally ruin your day.

And also your latest relationship. And your sense of right and wrong.

And now: Is this shoe pink and white or grey and green?

[rebelmouse-image 19469568 dam="1" original_size="750x719" caption="Image via Twitter." expand=1]Image via Twitter.

Of course, the internet (or at least several thousand people on the internet) have gone wild with opinions and explanations. The current reigning theory? If you're right-brain dominant you will see the shoe as pink and white. If you're more left-brained, you're going to see the shoe as grey and mint green.

Of course, there's no real science to back any of this up, nothing but internet say-so. But it's nice to take a break from all the overwhelming, awful things we have to argue about and instead argue about something this silly and inconsequential. Some sneakerheads have even gone down the shoe rabbit hole to figure out exactly which shoe this is, you know, so their argument for what color they think it is is actually based in something factual.

But if the photo's truly been distorted to show teal, then why is the hand in the corrected photo so pink?

And wait: What's this? Maybe the shoe is green and just badly photographed?

Anyone else feel like their head might explode? Anyone else feel like they need to have the right answer? Green or grey or pink and white? Whatever your answer is, you'd better start preparing your defense so you can destroy everyone else's by the time dinner rolls around.

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