But there are excited, thoughtful products to be found. Many came from sneaker giants Adidas, Nike, and Converse (a Nike-owned brand). Each label has recently launched a limited sneaker collection inspired by LGBT pride.

While the rainbow symbolizing gay pride does, of course, lend itself nicely to sneaker design, especially against a clean white or black background, each has found an inventive way to use it to create a sneaker that will make anyone want to show support long past June.

Adidas

The German brand released its Pride Pack on June 1. The sneakers include cool takes on two of the labels’ hottest selling items, the Superstar and Stan Smith. The Superstar, which sells for $100, has a colorful splatter finish that’s gotten praise on sneaker blogs.

Adidas Superstar
The rainbow treatment.
Image: Adidas.com

The splatter effect looks just as good on the solid black Superstars.

Adidas Superstar
Adidas Superstar
Image: Adidas

The Stan Smith maintains its clean, minimal upper, and adopts a similar rainbow treatment on the colored patch on the back of the collar.

Adidas Stan Smith
The Stan Smith
Image: Adidas

Nike

The sneakers in the BeTrue pack run up to $150 and span three Nike styles, including a rainbow Lunar Tempo 2, which Nike says is its first all-over rainbow sneaker.

Nike BeTrue Lunar Tempo 2
Nike BeTrue Lunar Tempo 2
Image: Nike

There’s also a HyperRev with a pink triangle worked into the design of the upper, and the words “Be True” printed across the back of the ankle.

Nike BeTrue HyperRev
Nike BeTrue HyperRev
Image: Nike

Lastly, Nike created just its fourth-ever colorway of the Air Max Zero, which is solid white except for a subtle rainbow treatment on the air bubble in the sole.

Nike BeTrue Air Max Zero
Nike BeTrue Air Max Zero
Image: Nike

Converse

Last month, Converse debuted its 2016 Pride Collection, which includes two hi-top and one low iteration of its classic Chuck Taylors. The most inventive has a woven canvas upper with an alternating white-and-rainbow pattern. There are also speckled white and black canvas sneakers. All feature a rainbow sole, and prices range from $60 to $75.

Converse Chuck Taylor Pride Collection
Converse Chuck Taylor Pride Collection
Image: Converse

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