If you want to celebrate Pride in style, maybe these vibrant rainbow sneakers are the way to go.
Celebrating Pride does not have to be extravagant. It can be simple, like dancing in your room, incorporating a small household design, or in this case, incorporating pride-themed sneakers into your outfits. A lot of brands are incorporating the celebration of Pride into their collections, or even partnering up with creatives to help design these shoes. For them, they are able to use these colourful sneakers as a form of expression and to amplify their voices within the community. They also attempt to donate money to LGBTQIA+ organisations.
Whether you prefer bold patterns or simpler designs, read on for our selection of colourful pride sneakers to sport this month.
Best Rainbow sneakers to celebrate Pride Month –
In its sixth Pride collaboration, Converse is using this collection as an opportunity to amplify the voices of those within the LGBTQ+ community. Along with releasing this new collection, it’s also donating to LGBTQIA+ organisations as it has done with previous releases. Our pick is the Converse x Pride Chuck 70s high-top sneakers, which are adorned with an eye-catching rainbow swirl of stripes, and crafted with multicoloured rubber soles.
Adidas is not new to dropping Pride collections either. This year it has decided to feature many different styles of sneakers including the Superstars, Stan Smiths, Boosts and Forum Lows. It has not only utilised the classic rainbow but also colours from other pride flags. Though the brand’s collection does not stop at sneakers and also includes shirts, slides, and even pants, the sneakers are definitely the star of the show. An easy favourite are the Stan Smith Pride sneakers fashioned in white and pink embroidered leather, which are dotted with whimsical floral motifs.
Vans’ Pride collection never fails to amaze us. This year it has partnered up with four creators for this drop: Tyris Winter, Mich Miller, Serena Sioma, and Sam McGuire. Coming out with 12 pairs of sneakers, it ensures you will find your unique style within its collection. Highlights include the Pride Era sneakers (see hero image above) bedecked with a patchwork of bright colours and glitter, and the Pride Classic slip-ons emblazoned with rainbow checkerboard patterns.
Like the other brands on our list, sneakers are not the only thing Vans has released, as the collection also includes shirts, hats, shades, and more. Vans has also teamed up with four different LGBTQIA+ organisations for donations.
Coach launches its Pride collection with bags, wallets, and a jacket, along with the Low Top Sneakers, which are made of canvas trimmed with leather and showcase the brand’s iconic monogram in colourful shades. The Coach Foundation has also teamed up with four organisations to make donations towards creating a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Toms brings forth its take on Pride, including socks, masks, and shades, alongside its four Pride-themed slip-ons. This Pride collection ranges from subtle rainbows to a more vibrant pattern, so find a style that fits right with you. We’re particularly drawn to the Alpargata Unity Rainbow shoes, which are super versatile white slip-ons crafted in vegan canvas and decorated with rainbow stripes. Their interiors are colourful too, with words like “love” and “pride” printed all over. To bring this collection to life, Toms is working alongside LGBTQIA+ creators and even donating to Brave Trails, as they launch a mental health programme for community members.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok
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