Vans Releases LGBTQ-Inclusive Sneakers for Valentine’s Day

Skate apparel company Vans just released new sneakers for Valentine’s Day with some serious LGBTQ influences.

The company released three “I Heart” sneakers in their Era, Slip-On, and Sk8-Hi styles. All three shoes are red, black, and white and emblazoned with the phrase, “I Heart Boys, I Heart Girls.”

I Heart Era / Courtesy Vans


I Heart Slip-On / Courtesy Vans


I Heart Sk8-Hi / Courtesy Vans

Other new releases include something for the youngins as well: a black slip on with a rainbow chenille heart on the toe and a shoe with rainbow hearts and rainbow chenille Velcro straps. Both styles come in toddler and kids’ sizes.

Kids Chenille Slip-On / Courtesy Vans


Toddler Chenille Style 23 V / Courtesy Vans

These are not the first LGBTQ-themed shoes Vans has released; for Pride 2019, they released a collection of slip-on and high-top sneakers with “love” written on them in multiple languages and colors. They also donated $50,000 to the Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth.

While other sneaker companies also released a variety of Pride-themed sneakers last June, including Adidas, Reebok, Nike, and Converse, Vans appears to be the only—or at least first—company to release LGBTQ-inclusive shoes for a holiday that’s not explicitly LGBTQ.

You can shop Vans’ “I Heart” collection here.