Iconic boot brand Blundstone releases Pride-themed style that are a gay must-have
Pride has long been an opportunity for the LGBT+ community to wear their identities loudly and defiantly.
Some drape themselves in rainbow flags, others wear slogan tees, while some prefer a more subtle form of self-expression.
Blundstone boots have long been a favourite of the queer community, dedicating itself to “enabling people to walk their own path”.
And this year, the Australian brand is celebrating this ethos with the release of its #2105 Rainbow Boot.
The new offering takes the silhouette of the iconic Original #500 Chelsea Boot and adds rainbow stitching and a colourful gore.
Whether you’re dancing in the streets or stomping the parade route, the comfortable but hard-wearing design is perfect for Pride and beyond. Tuck skinny jeans into them for all-year round wear – or, tear up the rulebook by pairing them with rebellious leather or tartan.
Founded in Tasmania, Australia in 1870, the brand has forged a reputation for its rugged, durable footwear – loved by those aiming for easy, effortless style.
For 150 years it has operated out of Hobart, Tasmania, with a focus on innovation and inclusivity. Blundstone continues to use recycled and recyclable materials where possible and strives to minimise their environmental impact.
Crucially, the brand has a core belief that everyone is entitled to the same opportunities in life, and the same core human rights.
This Pride, it’s putting those words into practice by partnering with the LGBT+ community project Queer|Art – a grassroots organization started in 2009, with an aim to create diverse and vibrant community through the support of LGBT+ art and artists across generations and disciplines.
It’s all part of Blundstone’s long heritage of putting community first, and of going above and beyond to support folk of all walks of life.
The Blundstone Rainbow Boot #2105 is on sale now, priced at USD $189.95 or £170.