A Buyer’s Guide to Pride Month Shoes in 2019

Jun 4, 2019 | Luis Torres |

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Pride Month is here as brands are beginning to unveil their colorful shoes that celebrate the very important LGBTQIA+ community.

The month of June will have a multitude of shoes that don the rainbow in some way, shape or form.

Because of this, we created a guide for all of your Pride Month needs from all the brands that have a Pride collection in the works.

Take a look at the shoes below as we anticipate more brands to drop more some serious heat for Pride Month — its community and allies.

adidas Continental 80

adidas Continental 80 “Pride”

The adidas Continental 80 embraces Pride with the trifold logo in the rainbow on top of the tongue. The shoe also features a rainbow stripe on the side of the shoe. The soft leather upper is not only light and stylish but comfortable for everyday wear.

adidas is also collaborating with The Trevor Project and their mission of suicide and crisis prevention within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Brand with the Three Stripes also plans to assist the organization monetarily to raise awareness.

Take a look at the classic here.

adidas Nizza “Pride”

adidas Nizza “Pride”

The Nizza makes a statement with its OG low-top look. The shoe features the timeless trifold logo underneath the colorful layers tat stretch from the midsole to the upper. The tongue also includes the trifold in a rainbow iteration.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Nizza, the shoe was heavily used on the hardwood due to its vulcanized rubber outsole. Take a look for yourself here.

adidas Ozweego “Pride”

adidas Ozweego “Pride”

The adidas Ozweego is one of the boldest shoes from The Brand with the Three Stripes. It’s only right for the Pride collection to include the attention-grabbing silhouette. The chunky outsole is effortlessly drenched with the rainbow hues. The mesh and suede upper keeps your foot light and comfy every step of the way.

Take a look at the shoe in more detail for yourself here.

adidas Ultra Boost 19 “Pride”

adidas Ultra Boost 19 “Pride”

The fifth and latest installment of the Ultra Boost line features a different approach to the pair as the translucent cage and unqiue knitted pattern provide a refreshing updated to the fast favorite. Pride colors can be found on the tongue tab and intertwined with the grey Primeknit upper.

The entire adidas Pride collection dropped on June 1. You can find this UB here.

Nike Air Max 90 “BE TRUE”

Nike Air Max 90 “BE TRUE”

The Air Max 90 is a staple in the shoe game. The predecessor of the Nike Air Max 1 continued the revolutionary concept of an exposed Air unit. This particular AM90 is representing Pride to the fullest the hints of color can be found from the heel, to the outsole and the multi-layered Swoosh.

The BETRUE collection was established in 2012 and ever since Nike has continued to support the community but create a grassroots movement of diversity within the brand. You can read more about Nike’s impact in the community along with the 20+ organization the Swoosh is partnering with here.

This fire AM90 drops June 15 for $130 on SNKRS.

Nike Air Max 270 “BE TRUE”

Nike Air Max 720 “BE TRUE”

The colorway on this Air Max 720 is unreal. The colors of the rainbow not only grace the pair but give the pair a new breathe of life. The 720 us one of the latest innovations from the Swoosh as the expanded Air unit is bigger, louder and as comfy as ever.

The pair drops via SNKRS for $190 on June 8.

Nike Air Tailwind 79 “BETRUE”

Nike Air Tailwind 79 “BETRUE”

The Nike Tailwind 79 is the perfect shoe for the summer. Its mesh panel, waffle outsole and nylon tongue make it a must have. The rainbow found on the back heel is a nice detail as well. If you missed out on the Sacai x Nike LD Waffles, this is the next best thing.

The shoe drops June 8 for a cool $100 via SNKRS.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo “BETRUE”

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo “BETRUE”

The Pegasus 35 Turbo could very well be the running shoe of the year with its innovative Turbo technology that really takes off. It almost feels like it’s cheating every time you run in these. The pride flag is found from the toe box to the tongue in a vertical line while a gradient rainbow speckle is found near the laces and collar of the shoe.

No details on a release just yet. Be on the lookout for what very well could be on of the best colorways of the Pegasus 35 Turbo this year.

Reebok Classic Leather “Pride”

Reebok Classic Leather “Pride”

Reebok revamps one of its all-time classics as the upper features rainbow-colored stitching found all over the shoe. In addition to that, the pair features the iconic LGBTQIA+ flag on the all-leather upper. The minimalism with the shoe goes along way with this pair of Reeboks.

Checkout the all-new Classic Leather here.

Under Armour HOVR SLV EVO “Pride”

Under Armour HOVR SLV EVO “Pride”

UA’s HOVR technology provides and undeniable comfort as the tech is designed to eliminate impact with its “zero gravity feel.” Under Armour is doing more than just dropping a shoe as they partnered with Athlete Ally in “order to create curriculum designed to foster an inclusive and enriching environment for all athletes.” United we win.

In addition to that, Under Armour created the UA Culture Club to not only empower athletes and employees but to channel a community of inclusion and advocacy within the brand.

Be sure to secure your pair here.

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