Pride month is almost here, and after a year plus of being cooped up inside there’s never been a better time to hit the streets and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in style. A number of footwear brands including Converse and Dr. Martens have released limited-edition Pride designs to commemorate the annual celebration, and now Teva joins the list. Teva has a brand new line of rainbow sandals that add the perfect vibrant touch to their functional footwear that’s perfect for summer.
The collection includes both black and white sandals, both of which include everything from a subtle rainbow touch to a full platform of colorful glory. Some are glittery, some are bright, some are both. And yes, they’ve made rainbow dog collars and leashes too.
The release of the collection is happening in tandem with a $35,000 donation to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that works to empower the LGBTQ+ community, and provide a platform for self-expression and movement. I’ve picked a few of my favorite pairs below, but please check out the entire collection on their website.
Original Universal Pride Sandal
This design takes the Original Universal sandal from Teva and adds a bit of shimmer and shine to it with the rainbow strap made of REPREVE recycled polyester. The quick-dry webbing is made from recycled plastic and the polyester made by Unifi supports your foot and makes for a comfortable strapping system. The hook-and-loop closure that Tevas are known for makes it easy to put the shoe on and take it off, and the midsole is molded for arch support.
Teva Original Universal Pride Collections
Flatform Universal Rainbow Pride Sandal
This platform sandal is designed to give you a little lift and extra pep in your step as you march in the Pride parade, or strut proudly on the street. This multilayered Pride sandal has straps made from recycled water bottles and foot support made from recycled polyester. These sandals alone save four plastic water bottles from ending up in landfills. The rubber outsole is made to be durable, and the hook-and-loop closure gives you a close, comfortable fit.
Teva Flatform Universal Rainbow Pride Sandals
Kids Hurricane XLT 2 Sandals
They didn’t forget about LGBTQ+ children in this launch! No siree, these rainbow sandals are made to be comfortable for kids and support their feet on day hikes and other adventures. The rubber outsole is especially grippy to handle kids’ movements and the soft-heel strap is designed to not give them blisters.
Teva Hurricane XLT 2 Sandals
Teva Dog Collar 25mm
This dog collar makes sure your pets get in on the Pride action as well, and is made with special rainbow stripes. It’s made of the same recycled plastic and REPREVE polyester yarn from Unifi that the sandals incorporate, and is built for adventure. This collar is made for a dog on the larger side, between 55-75lbs, and they’ve got a smaller design as well.