Pride Footwear That Actually Gives Back to The LGBTQ+ Community
This footwear will have you parade-ready.
Photo Credit: Under Armour
To celebrate LGBTQ+ athletes everywhere, Under Armour launched its Pride-edition HOVR SLK sportstyle shoe.
How Under Armour is supporting the LGBTQ+ community
In honour of Pride month, Under Armour has continued its partnership with Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization that educates and advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the sports community. “Under Armour has always focused on making performance apparel for people, not labels,” says Attica Jacques, Head of Global Brand Management. “We’re proud to support the LGBTQ athletes who are part of our family, and wanted to create a collection that celebrates them and LGBTQ athletes all over the world.”
HOVR SLK EVO x Pride, $140; available in-store and online at underarmour.com
Photo Credit: Hunters
This year, Hunter created a limited-edition boot in support of Pride month. And to cater to one’s heel preference, the boot comes in a flatform and block design.
How Hunter is supporting the LGBTQ+ community
In celebration of the Pride PLAY boot launch on June 3rd, the brand has selected five social-influencers within the LGBTQ+ community to choose a charity of their choice to receive a donation from the proceeds.
ShayShay‘s charity of choice: The Outside Project
Tia Simon-Campbell‘s charity of choice: NAZ
Glyn Fussell‘s charity of choice: ATK
Lucy Fizz‘s charity of choice: Mermaids
Jay Espinosa‘s charity of choice: Mind Out
Original Pride PLAY Flatform Rain Boots, $130; available June 3rd in-stores and online at hunterboots.com
Photo Credit: Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens fully embodies self-expression. That’s why it’s only fitting that the brand launch a 1460 unisex boot with a rainbow-striped print just in time for Pride month.
How Dr. Martens is supporting the LGBTQ+ community
For each purchase sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national non-profit organization that focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth.
1460 Pride Boot, $190; available at drmartens.com
Photo Credit: Nike
The iconic brand celebrates a major Pride icon in its 2019 BETRUE collection.
How Nike is supporting the LGBTQ+ community
In 1978, Gilbert Baker, a political activist and American artist designed the first-ever Pride flag. (The flag featured eight colours, as opposed to six that it presents today.) To honour Baker and celebrate his impact on the LGBTQ+ community, Nike partnered with the Gilbert Baker Estate to create this year’s BETRUE collection. From footwear, apparel to accessories, each product in the collection pays tribute to Baker’s original rainbow flag. The campaign will also feature well-known LGBTQ+ Nike athletes from around the globe.
This year, Nike will also support more than 20 organizations to advance the LGBTQ+ community.
Air Max 720 BETRUE, $250; available June 8th in select Nike stores and online at nike.com
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