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Converse releases new Pride collection that features both rainbow and trans flag designs

Amy West April 20, 2019
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Converse shows its support for the LGBT community with rainbow-themed shoes (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Converse has unveiled its Pride collection for 2019 and we couldn’t be happier to finally see the flag that represents the transgender community be included in the designs for the first time.

The collection features eight different styles, with boasting just the colours of the rainbow flag while the others are decorated in the pastel pink, pastel blue and white of the trans flag too.

In each set, there are two sets of high top Chuck Taylors – one black with multi-coloured lightning bolts and striped outsoles, one white with a rainbow pattern circling the ankle, one that has pale blue on the outside and another that has pale pink as the predominant colour – and two low tops.

There are four high top designs and two low top designs within the collection (Converse)

The darker version of latter features brightly coloured laces and a striped outsole, whereas the white ones opt for a more subtle look. One set of low tops in the trans-themed lineup is already sold out and it’s hardly a surprise given how cute the design is, with its ‘Yes to love’ written on the side of the shoe.

All designs have rainbow-flags on the bottom of the soles.

Where can I get Converse x Pride trainers?

The collection is available now in the US, with adult shoes starting at $80 while children’s sizes are $60 before optional customisation. You can find them on the official Converse website and while they may be a little on the pricey side, at least the shipping is free for members.

The popular athletic brand have acknowledged the transgender community for the first time in their latest LGBT designs (Converse)

 

The latest line doesn’t seem to be accessible in the UK yet but we’re sure it’s just a matter of time before retailers across the pond start stocking them. In previous years, they have been available for purchase from places such as Schuh and Office. The former is actually stocking LGBT-themed Vans at the moment. Bring on all the colourful feet, we say!

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