Converse has debuted transgender-themed sneakers to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pride.
The footwear brand's latest Custom Chuck Taylor All Star Pride High Top comes in the shape of classic high-top Converse sneakers but with special-edition Pride patches, a customizable body style and rainbow-colored soles.
On the brand's website, the sneakers are described as a "unisex shoe" and retail for $80.
"March like you mean it in colorful sneakers," the brand notes on their website. The statement continued, "However you identify, whoever you love -- tell your story."
#TransIsBeautiful— Rachel Q. Lyons (@RachelQLyons) April 15, 2019
Thank you @Converse for making a #trans PRIDE shoe this year!
My 11 year-old-son is ECSTATIC! 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/E6lcqIEvfA
Lots of people on social media were very excited to hear about the new transgender-themed sneakers. Children's author Rachel Q. Lyons wrote on Twitter, "Thank You @Converse for making #trans PRIDE shoe this year! My 11-year-old shoe son is ecstatic."
Plus size fashion blogger Alysse Dalessandro also pointed out on social media that there's actually a full Converse x Pride collection that features a variety of transgender-inspired sneakers.
CONVERSE HAS A NEW PRIDE COLLECTION THAT INCLUDES TRANS PRIDE SNEAKERS FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!!— Alysse Dalessandro🌈 (@readytostare) April 19, 2019
SHOP HERE: https://t.co/afn0Gc9nwy (affiliate link) pic.twitter.com/TptVcjY87E
There are 17 styles in total, and half of them are already sold out.