Converse introduces trans-themed sneakers for Pride

PHOTO: Custom Chuck Taylor All Star Pride High Top. PlayConverse
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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."

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.

There are 17 styles in total, and half of them are already sold out.

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