May 13, 2021
VANS CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH
We are committed to advocating for support of the LGBTQ+ community year-round as a driving philosophy towards equality and progression.
To celebrate Pride 2021, Vans will be donating a total of $200,000 USD to four organizations from around the world including GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride to support and uplift their personal stories and mission.
Inspired by the LGBTQ+ community and the spirit of creative self-expression, we have released a footwear and apparel collection that is designed to support a more equal and inclusive society.
Vans Classic silhouettes including the Classic Slip-On, Era, Sk8-Mid and UltraRange, will reinterpret the iconic rainbow checkerboard pattern through repeat print executions, all-over patterns, and mixed material patchwork applications.
The Pride assortment includes accompanying apparel and accessories. “When I was younger, I was so scared to merge my queer life and my skate life, and to see the two crashing into each other in such a beautiful and organic way is cool,” said skateboarder and campaign photographer, Samuel McGuire who grew up skating in Vans. “To work with a brand that is involved in the queer community and that was so influential in my life is a dream come true.”