Designed in celebration of Pride Month and LGBTQIA+ Everyday Athletes. This launch is extra-extraordinary in more ways than one.
there’s the design.
The Pride AD 1 marks LANE EIGHT’s first foray into patterned knits. We used the most advanced techniques in our toolkit to bring this jubilant trainer to life. Splashes of rainbow tie-dye swirl from toe to heel in a spirited and seamless swoop, while crisp white elements bring clean definition, keeping the shoe feeling fresh, easy, and ultra-wearable. A bold violet contrasting lace (the first in LANE EIGHT history) packs the final energetic punch.
Then, there’s our community.
New York City is LANE EIGHT’s USA hub, and we wanted to give back to the community we love. We spent a lot of time assessing where our help would be most necessary in the NYC LGBTQIA+ community, and hoped we could make an impact close to home. We’re so excited to share that we’ve partnered with the Ali Forney Center.
The Ali Forney Center provides vital services like meals, shelter, medical and mental health care to LGBT youth experiencing homelessness. Through our partnership with AFC, we’ll be able to get LANE EIGHT’s to LGBTQIA+ youth who are in crisis, and need a fresh start. Read more about this incredible organization and Ali Forney’s story here.
Not Just June.
Pride never ends. We’re launching the Pride AD 1 during Pride Month as a celebration, but this dynamic and joyful design was created to outlive June, and bring LGBTQIA+ Pride into every step forward. 365 days a year.