Nike Is Honoring the Legacy of Pride Flag Designer Gilbert Baker With This New Running Shoe
Nike is known for great athletic gear and apparel, but it's the emotion-evoking campaigns like "Dream Crazier" that inspire and motivate people all over the world regardless of their ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.
In recognition of the 40-year anniversary of the original Pride flag, designed by political activist Gilbert Baker, Nike partnered with the Gilbert Baker Estate for the 2019 Be True collection. This collection will "celebrate Baker's impact and memorialize his legacy," Nike said.
Nike has released a Be True collection every year since June 2012, and the 2019 collection marks the first time the original eight colors of the Pride flag will be featured on the apparel, footwear, and accessories.
We haven't seen the entire collection yet, but we are loving the Be True Zoom Pegasus Turbo. We can't wait to run in pride in these shoes. The collection will be available at select global retailers beginning June 1 and on June 8 in North America on Nike.com, on the SNKRS app, and at select Nike stores.
Check out more pictures of the Zoom Pegasus Turbo ahead.