Rainbow washing? Never heard of her. No matter how you identify, you should always be celebrated, and Pleaser is committed to inclusivity all year. At Pleaser, we believe in rocking rainbow fashion year-round. Don’t wait until June to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride, let your personality shine through in a fabulous pair of rainbow Pleasers all year long. With extended sizes, Comfort Widths, and a wide variety of silhouettes and styles, Pleaser Shoes is the perfect place to start searching for your next favorite pair of high heels.
Understanding The History Of The Rainbow Flag
When Harvey Milk challenged Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man, and a drag queen, to design the first symbol of pride in 1978, a flag was the perfect choice. Baker and other activists felt their job as gay people was to come out, to be visible, and to live in the truth. Baker believed that the rainbow flag was the best way to proclaim visibility and shout “this is who I am!” There are many iterations of the rainbow flag, representing the diversity and inclusion of the queer community. Wearing rainbows has become an enduring part of Pride events in June, but the pride fashion shouldn’t stop there. That’s why Pleaser Shoes makes it a priority to feature rainbow shoes every month of the year.
Our Enchant silhouette features 7 ½” heels with 3 ½” platforms. The Enchant-708RC platform ankle strap sandals feature rainbow chrome plating on the bottom with prismatic designs at the platform fronts and the back of the heels.
The Flamingo-1020RC is one of our favorite colorful styles, featuring 8” heels and 4” rainbow chromed-plated platform lace-up ankle boots. The glow-in-the-dark rainbow uppers showcase black front laces.
Add even more sparkle and color with the Adore-1020RS rhinestone-embellished ankle boots. The uppers feature blanketed rainbow rhinestone embellishments with inner zip closures. Strut your stuff in 7” heels with 2 ¾” platforms.
Drag Queen Heels
Whether it’s on tv, in a club, or at a hotel, drag queens work hard to entertain us all year long. We proudly manufacture Pleaser Pink Label for anyone who needs larger women’s shoe sizes. This diverse footwear collection features many classics and extreme styles in extended sizes and foot widths built for comfort, perfect for performers who are on their feet all night.
Everyone deserves a rainbow. The Dream-3012RBG thigh-high boots feature blacklight-reactive rainbow effect uppers. There are inside zip closures for ease, and the 4” heels provide comfort for performers.
The Teeze-06GW pumps are perfect for the pin-up girls among us. These shoes come wide up to size 16. They feature 5 ¾” heels with 1 ¾” hidden platforms – shop in pink or red sequins.
Available in sizes 9 through 17, the Dream-2030 knee boots are perfect performance shoes. Black faux leather provides grip for entertainers, plus the 4” heels will be comfortable all night.
Leather Boots for Pride
While many Pride events throughout the year are family-friendly (support a Drag Story Hour in your area), adult-only communities are an equally valid and significant part of queer history. The first gay leather bar in the United States opened in Chicago in 1958. The community quickly reached many cities. Artists like Tom of Finland and Robert Mapplethorpe immortalized leathermen in their works. Even the Village People costumes were inspired by the dress code at the gay BDSM leather bar and sex club the Mineshaft. Fetish wears like leather thigh-high boots are sexy and elevates an oft-sidelined part of queer history.
One of our favorite silhouettes, the Seduce-3080 thigh-high boots feature multiple buckle straps, an extended front shaft, and a whip holder on the outer side. These Dominatrix books have full-length inner side zip closures, plus an 18” whip.
Stomp around town in the Electra-3028 faux leather boots. The 5” stack heels feature 1 ½” platforms for a strong silhouette. Buckles and ribbon laces complete the look.
Sleek and sexy, the Delight-3055 black patent thigh-high boots are great for a night out (or in). These boots feature ankle straps and triple buckle straps at the top. 6” heels and 1 ¾” platforms complete these boots.