Pride month is more than just wearing rainbow-colored footwear and apparel. It’s about increasing visibility and showing your support for the LGBTQIA+ community. These are some of the sports brands that annually release a Pride Pack and give back to non-profit organizations that push for equality and inclusivity.
The Three Stripes brand released their first Pride Pack in 2015 and they’re continuing their “Love Unites” campaign this year. This year’s collection includes 30+ pieces, including a Love Unites tote bag, bucket hat, and Adilette 2.0 slides. Aside from releasing colorful designs, they support LGBTQIA+ organizations like Athlete Ally and Stonewall.
Converse’s sixth Pride collection celebrates the path to self-love with graphics that feature mountains that transition into free-flowing summits. The self-love designs are available on their classic silhouettes, as well as a new slide and the Run Star Hike. A portion of their LGBTQIA+ community funding this year will go towards the It Gets Better Project and they’re giving additional grants to support the LGBTQIA+ youth.
Nike is showing up this year with another “BeTrue” collection for Pride month. The first BeTrue edition of the Air Force 1 will be released featuring a 10-color heel mark. This is inspired by the More Color, More Pride flag, which includes black and brown stripes. More than 20 organizations will receive grants from Nike, some administered by the Charities Aid Foundation of America.
Cara Delevingne is the face of Puma’s “Forever Free” campaign. Delevingne identifies as pansexual and she co-designed this year’s collection. Their Pride collection includes sustainable apparel, colorful leggings, and new sneakers. 2020% of the proceeds will go towards the Giving Back Fund and will benefit LGBTQIA+ charities worldwide.
Reebok’s Pride gear is inspired by inclusion, protest signs, and the legacy of drag ballroom legends. Together with House of Ninja, they created the “All Types of Love” collection featuring the Progress Pride Flag. Their designs pay homage to the ballroom culture and they’ll be donating $75,000 to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
The popular skate shoe brand is promoting the spirit of creative self-expression in their 2021 Pride collection. Classic silhouettes like the Old Skool Platform and Sk8-Mid are getting a splash of the rainbow and the iconic checkered Slip-on is getting a revamp. They’ve also pledged a total of $200,000 to organizations like GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal, and Tokyo Rainbow Pride.
Wear your pride and celebrate all types of love this pride month.