Converse has just announced its 2019 Pride Collection and this year is more inclusive than ever.
Buyers now have the option of trans pride flag color combos on both the shoes themselves and the details such as the piping.
Corporate involvement in pride can be a little dicey sometimes, but representation matters. Major brands like Converse are recognizing that trans folks and those who support them are an important customer base.
The shoes feature trans flag medallions and other details.
The shoes can also be completely customized using Coverse's online customization system.
If you're thinking about picking up a pair, they retail for $80 (even the customized ones).
The inclusion of the trans pride flag is indicative of a greater shift in public consciousness.
The trans community is slowly being recognized as an important and distinct, part of the LGBTQ+ community.
@NOH8Campaign Looove @Converse for doing this hope they add even more flags/designs 🤞for Ace— Яᄃ👕⚡️ #𝒫𝓇𝑜𝓉𝑒𝒸𝓉𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓈𝒦𝒾𝒹𝓈 (@Яᄃ👕⚡️ #𝒫𝓇𝑜𝓉𝑒𝒸𝓉𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓈𝒦𝒾𝒹𝓈)1555812390.0
They have also included children's sizes in this year's Pride collection, so LGBTQ+ little ones can also celebrate pride in style.
The desire for the shoes on Twitter was palpable.
#Trans @Converse ? Take my money. https://t.co/qTHV1H1sNL— Casey Obsidian (@Casey Obsidian)1555778250.0
#TransIsBeautiful Thank you @Converse for making a #trans PRIDE shoe this year! My 11 year-old-son is ECSTATIC!… https://t.co/vtyXOmxco1— Rachel Q. Lyons (@Rachel Q. Lyons)1555371947.0
Brand involvement in things like pride can get dicey fast, but this is pretty cool of @Converse : https://t.co/Kky04qrvd9— Andrew Blight (@Andrew Blight)1555930716.0
So did I need custom trans pride Converse Chucks? Yes. Yes. I did #transisbeautiful #girlslikeus #transpride https://t.co/bRUQKxOt5H— Renee: Princess of Punk (@Renee: Princess of Punk)1555891070.0
someone stop me from getting these trans rights converse https://t.co/1mLLmj0uoQ— jen (@jen)1555726120.0
@converse just dropped their new #pride collection that includes trans pride sneakers for the first time!!! Want! 😍… https://t.co/2L4JIgYgmv— MUGSA (@MUGSA)1555830289.0
@JessicaNicholsL @Converse Same 💜💙💚♥️🧡💛 https://t.co/F6ssNOuxn7— Jo Dawn (@Jo Dawn)1555717611.0
I thought “which of my trans friends would rock Converse decked out in the colors of the trans flag,” and then imme… https://t.co/LryGg21ee7— Aram Vartian (@Aram Vartian)1555708217.0
@dclintf @Converse Look! You can make them with the pride base but then add trans pride touches. I'm in love! https://t.co/bGtajM2QjF— We’ll Have A Gay Old Time (@We’ll Have A Gay Old Time)1555700291.0
If Chuck Taylors are your thing, and you want to show your pride or support for trans folks, these may be the shoes for you.