Best Vans Shoes Available for Pride Month iMore 2021
It's almost Pride Month! Kick up your comfort level with a new pair of Vans and help to celebrate. From bright and in-your-face to old school whites with rainbow foxing, Vans is on-trend again this year with some of the hottest looks in honor of Pride Month.
Classic checkerboard: Checkerboard Slip-OnStaff pick
Famous for the checkerboard design, Vans has upped the game with this rainbow-infused shoe. You'll love the design, plus the padded collars and signature waffle soles. Even better, this design is available for every size foot, from toddlers to adults.
Classic white: Rainbow Foxing Sk8 Hi Tapered
For something a little more subtle, you could go with these white high-tops with rainbow foxing. They also have tapered tops to give more flexibility than traditional high tops.
Sparkle with each step: Glitter Slip-On Stacked
Add some glitter to your step with these stacked slip-ons. Made with black canvas uppers, platform bumpers, exaggerated outsoles, and translucent foxing tape, these slip-ons will give you an extra boost while showing off your pride.
The cool tie dye: Customs Rainbow Tie Dye Sk8-Hi
These leather and suede lace-up high-tops are built for skating, but you don't have to be a skater to don these pride shoes. As part of the customs line, you can also customize every aspect of a personalized shoe delivered in two to three weeks.
Silver and rainbow holofoil: Glory Check Varix WC
These sneakers take their inspirations from the Vans tech skate silhouettes of the late '90s and early 2000s. They're made of sturdy canvas and feature foil leather uppers for that extra sparkle.
Oh-so-comfy: Customs Rainbows Checkerboard Creator Slip-On
Classic slip-ons in magenta, these canvas shoes feature Vans' signature checkerboard accented with rainbows and clouds. Like all of Vans customs, these shoes have lots of options for customization, so you can get exactly what you want for your feet in just a couple weeks.
Super slides: Cayucas Slide
Your feet will love the all-day comfort and bold colors of these slides. Featuring vivid rainbow checkerboard foot straps and lightweight outsoles, this is the shoe that fits in on the street or beach.
Rainbows + High-Tops = Yes please!: Custom Rainbow Checker SK8-Hi
With a nod to the beloved Vans lace-up high tops, these custom high tops were built for skating, but are comfortable enough to wear as your daily shoe. Like the rest of the customs, there are lots of options to get your shoes exactly how you want them to look and feel.
Pride for the kiddos: Kids Chenille Style 23 V
While kids' shoes always have more colorful options than adults', these are definitely one of my favorites. The chenille style hook-and-loop enclosures make them quick and easy to slip on, while being secure enough to stay on no matter how rough your kiddo plays.
Our top kicks
As someone who has worn and loved Vans for years, you simply can't make a bad choice here. It's a long-lasting brand for a reason, and it's not just because the designs are cool (although that's definitely a part of it). My favorite for casual use, the Checkerboard Slip-Ons are super comfortable, and quick to throw on. Even better, they are available for my feet, my kids' feet, and even in toddler sizes so the whole family can match for Pride.
When I'm going to be a little more active, the Glory Check Varix WC still have the rainbow checkboard I love, while providing the support and secure fit I need to move.
If you'd rather exercise your creative juices, don't forget you can design your own Vans with a few clicks of your mouse and rock your own look. You can choose from tons of existing patterns and colors, or even upload your own designs for shoes that are uniquely you.
Now, get out there and wear them with pride!