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Nike Unveils 2017 "Be True" Footwear & Apparel Collections

The Swoosh celebrates the LGBTQ community
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Since 2012, Nike has proudly celebrated the LGBTQ community through the Be True collection, an initiative originally began at the grassroots level by a group of passionate Nike employees. Five years later, the Be True initiative has grown to encompass four footwear silhouettes and accompanying apparel, all featuring rainbow colors and other prominent symbols of pride, including the triangle and the color pink. The aforementioned footwear is highlighted by the Nike Air VaporMax, featuring the first-ever rainbow-colored VaporMax Air unit, done up in the eight colors of the original 1978 Pride flag supporting a dark violet Flyknit upper. That shoe is joined by Be True editions of the Nike Flyknit Racer, Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 and Nike Classic Cortez. On the apparel side, shoppers can expect graphic tanks and tees, as well as the Elite Cushion Crew Running Sock, finished in a rainbow gradient design.

Check out the individual pieces in the galleries below, and expect Nike's 2017 Be True collection to launch June 1st at Nike+, SNKRS, nike.com/nikelab and select retailers.

Release Date: 6/1/17 (Thursday)