Pride Month is almost upon us, and it’s time to start planning not only what events you’re going to go to, but your outfits, as well. Let’s say you’ve already decided on some neon makeup and a Pride-themed manicure. Why not add some rainbow sandals to that ‘fit? Tegan and Sara, singers and lesbian icons, are here to help.
Tegan and Sara partnered with Teva, the comfy high-low fashion favorite sandal brand. Together, they have released the Flatform Universal Pride sandal. The brand describes the two-and-a-quarter-inch rainbow platform sandal as “Pride celebration ready.” The rainbow-striped shoe will turn you quite literally into a walking Pride flag.
Best of all, the Flatform will help raise money for the Tegan and Sara Foundation, the sisters’ initiative that fights for health, political, and economic equality for young, LGBTQ+ girls and women. For every pair of shoes sold, Teva will donate $15 to the foundation (they retail for $80 a pair). But even if the shoes barely sell, Teva has agreed to support the fund with a donation of $30,000. The money has been earmarked to help send LGBTQ+ youth to summer camp, which is a pretty badass place to send your fashion dollars.
“We got our first pair of Teva sandals when we were 16,” Tegan and Sara said in a press release. “This rainbow Flatform collab is like full circle LGBTQ+ Pride validation. Teva’s generous support for our foundation will allow us to help even more LGBTQ+ youth.”
Tegan and Sara’s devoted fans are thrilled that the sisters created something so cute. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a gayer shoe in my entire life. It’s somehow like the ultra lesbian Birkenstock, as if they weren’t ultra lesbian already!” one fan tweeted. While many are fangirling over the new styles, others have pointed out that the sandal sizes only run to size twelve. “Sad they are not size inclusive for men, trans girls, non-binary, anyone with big feet,” one commenter wrote on Instagram.
To learn more about the Tegan and Sara Foundation’s important work and how you can support it, check it out here.
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