Vans are selling ‘bisexual shoes’ for Valentine’s Day
20 January 2020, 17:36
"Hello Vans I'd like your aggressively bisexual shoes...”
If you’ve ever wanted to notify others of your sexuality without having to say a single thing, well, we may have found the perfect shoe for you.
Vans have released three new shoe designs that have slogans saying ‘I heart boys’ and ‘I heart girls’ all over them in a classic red, white and black design just in time for Valentine’s day.
Featuring a hi-top design, a classic skate shoe design with cute ‘I heart boys/girls’ laces and a slip-on design featuring a chequered pattern, the shoes are part of Vans' new ‘I Heart’ collection.
They’re not being specifically advertised as ‘bisexual shoes’ anywhere on the site and they *do* lean a bit too hard into the idea that 'gender is a binary' (which it is not, of course), however many people have commented on the shoes’ very obvious bisexual energy.
i went looking on van's site for these dope floral shoes and uhhh their other variant is this? WHICH IS LIKE? SO MUCH BETTER? hello vans i'd like your aggressively bisexual shoes? pic.twitter.com/TBU8TyOzQZ— Rowan 🗡@ KATSUCON (@RowanRowden) January 20, 2020
Were y'all gonna tell me that Vans has bisexual shoes or was I just meant to find this out for myself? pic.twitter.com/pbBeucc63g— Theo Hendrie (he/they) (@genderpunksap) January 19, 2020
One user on Twitter commented: “I went looking on Van's site for these dope floral shoes and uhhh their other variant is this? WHICH IS LIKE? SO MUCH BETTER? Hello Vans I'd like your aggressively bisexual shoes?”
Another said: “Were y'all gonna tell me that Vans has bisexual shoes or was I just meant to find this out for myself?”
The shoes have been released just in time for Valentine’s Day and are available to purchase from the Vans website right now.
It’s not the first time the brand have released shoes seemingly aimed at the LGBTQ+ community. For Pride 2019, they also released a line of high and low-tops with rainbow flags and glitter, but the ‘I Heart’ shoes are a separate release, just FYI.