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Teva, a division of Deckers Brands, unveiled its Rainbow Pride Pack—four new styles for men, women and kids that make a colorful statement on equality and diversity. The brand is celebrating the launch with a $20,000 donation to the It Gets Better Project to help foster the organization’s storytelling efforts, grow their community and empower the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, Teva partnered on its Pride photoshoot with members of the Portland, Oregon LGBTQ+ community, showcasing their individual stories on Teva.com.
“Teva encourages our fans to express their individuality in everyday life,” states Erika Gabrielli, senior marketing director at Teva. “We are proud to support the It Gets Better Project and their mission to empower the LGBTQ+ community around the world.”
The Rainbow Pride Pack styles feature a classic Pride palette and rainbow straps. The men’s and women’s Original Universal Rainbow Pride sandals ($50) feature Teva’s classic EVA footbed and rubber outsole. The women’s Midform Universal Rainbow Pride ($60) comes in a white sole and bold rainbow straps while the women’s Flatform Universal Rainbow Pride ($70) features a multilayered colorful sole. The kid’s and youth-sized Hurricane XLT2 ($40) quick-dry style features a durable rubber outsole. All straps are made from recycled plastic. The collection is available on Teva.com and at select specialty retailers.
With many Pride parades cancelled this year do to the Covid-19 pandemic, communities are showing solidarity and resilience even though some events won’t be able to be celebrated in person. “Pride is a symbol of progress for the LGBTQ+ community that does not diminish in the absence of a festival or march,” says Brian Wenke, executive director of the It Gets Better Project. “We are proud of our partnership with Teva, which will help to elevate the spirit of Pride at a time when LGBTQ+ youth need to know they are not alone.”