Nike Makes Sports And Shoes As Gay As You

By: Daniel Villarreal

Images via Outsports (co-founder Cyd Ziegler pictured on right)

Nike did two badass things this Pride season.

First, they held a historic anti-homophobia sports summit and second, they released three special edition Pride sneakers.

The summit of over 20 LGBT and sports organizations pledged to spend the next year increasing the visibility of out athletes and promoting LGBT inclusion in amateur and professional sports through their coordinated "athletic champion" campaign.

As for the shoes, each of designer Shawn Ormsby's three Pride styles was based on a different city:

- New York old-skool hi-tops featuring a grey "Stonewall" color and a rainbow sole.

- Portland with its bold rainbow mesh and a stormy grey reminiscent of the city's rainy weather.

- San Francisco fly-tops in shiny S&M leather black, perfect with a harness and a riding crop.

The only catch is that you have to visit a Nike store in each city to purchase each shoe. But seeing as Pride events continue all summer long, the shoes are only one great reason to visit these very cool gay-friendly cities.