Celebrate Pride Month in style with these 7 shoes and sneakers
There’s nothing quite like kicking off LGBTQ Pride Month with a new pair of, well… kicks!
Each June, more and more companies come up with cool and unique Pride gear, perfect to start the month. Whether you wear a full rainbow outfit or go a more subtle route, you will always need a fabulous pair of shoes to polish your look.
Below are seven of our favorite picks to show off your love for ROYGBIV (the colors of the rainbow) this pride season.
Best Pride shoes for 2021
Every year the creative minds at Converse produce a great Pride shoe. This year their collection includes the Pride Chuck 70. A white Chuck Taylor, the shoe features a winding rainbow road that leads to the shiny rainbow sole. Sure to create a fashionable impression for any friend of Dorothy’s, these kicks will have people watching you no matter which street you strut down.
Vans Pride Anaheim Factory Lampin 86 DX
For all the woods and gurls sk8er, Vans has a whole range of Pride clothing that features lots of bold prints and colors – with a Vans twist, of course. Our favorite is the Pride Anaheim Factory Lamp 86 DX which features vibrant rainbow embroidery on this retro white 90s lace-up shoe. Additionally, Vans is donating $ 200,000 to GLSEN, an organization that s ‘works to end LGBTQ bullying in schools.
Toms Alpargata Unity Love wins
For a third year in a row, Toms celebrates LGBTQ pride with its Unity collection. The 2021 version features four new sneaker models in men’s and women’s sizes. Our pick is the Alpargata Unity Love Wins, which is covered in inspirational love messages, letting your shoes speak for you this pride season.
Plus, with all the loud rainbows, it can be nice to anchor your look with something a little more subdued. (Never forget: black goes with everything.)
Take the Dr. Martens 1461 for Pride Oxford shoes in smooth leather which features subtle rainbow flag embroidery and a rainbow heel and lace buckle. The beloved shoe brand is also teaming up with the Trevor Project, a nonprofit that combats suicide among LGBTQ youth, making the purchase a stylish and dignified purchase.
UGG Disco Stripe Slides
Calling all basic girls! Wear it at home or out on a night out at the club, the UGG Disco Stripe slider is the retro accessory you never knew you needed for your wardrobe. Featuring a raised foam heel with a comfortable UGGplush wool stripe to the top, these slides are a must-have to show off your pride in June. In addition, UGG donates to GLAAD, the advocacy group for LGBTQ media.
This year, Reebok launched its All Types of Love Pride collection designed by the company’s LGBTQ group of employees, Colorful Soles. According to a statement, this year’s collection pays homage to ballroom culture and “what it has brought not only to the LGBTQIA + community, but to humanity on a global scale.”
Our favorite is the Nano XI Pride Training Shoes which features a design inspired by the Pride flag and the All Types of Love manifesto on the tongue. Reebok is also donating $ 75,000 to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a legal aid organization serving transgender, intersex and non-binary people.
Teva Flatform Universal Rainbow Pride
Who doesn’t like a corner? Teva is back with another Pride collection, and the sandal that catches our eye this year is the Flatform Universal Stripe. Featuring a vibrant striped midsole and durable rubber outsole, this multi-layered Pride platform features straps made from recycled plastic bottles.
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