Front and center in the Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead is the band’s most lovable symbol, the dancing bears, which first appear on the back cover of the group’s 1973 LP "History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1 (Bear’s Choice)." Set in three colorways, the shoe playfully features bear-inspired detailing, such as a faux-fur and suede upper, a frayed Nike Swoosh mimicking the bears’ collars and an image of the bear on the tongue. (Another iconic Grateful Dead logo, the Steal Your Face skull, is printed on the underside of the sockliner.)
The community-rich bond among Dead Heads is even more inviting thanks to the band’s fun, furry ambassadors. While the bears may not have influenced the music itself, the man behind the bears — an enigmatic audio engineer nicknamed Bear, who helped develop the group’s Wall of Sound system as well as the cartoon symbol — certainly did, and his work brought a resounding impact to the Grateful Dead’s legacy, much like Nike SB founder Sandy Bodecker’s impact on the Dunk and skate culture.
"As the band’s benefactor, Bear was an incredibly huge part of the Grateful Dead’s ability to become who they were,” says David Lemieux, the band’s archivist and legacy manager. “They were talented musicians, but they would not have had the financial freedom to forgo jobs, move to Los Angeles and practice for 14 hours a day. The band wouldn’t become what it is today without Bear’s innovations and contributions. The same fiercely independent spirit from Bodecker helped create that authenticity within the skate community.”
The orange colorway of the Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead releases July 18 at FTC. The yellow colorway releases July 24 on SNKRS and at select skate shops, while the green colorway releases on the same day at select skate shops.
First they're ugly as sin, but how much are they?
Neither Mrs DJ or I got where we are today buying sneakers that look like fruit!
I am dying to get a pair size 9 (43) in yellow, orange or green. Deadheads get a first serve here? :)
Companies that pay people in rice get no quarter from me.
I’d this what we can expect from GD these days - big corporate deals to make $$$ off the backs of slaves. Shameful.
Oh, and they’re hideous!
I just posted the same thing. Disgusting. Made by slave labor in a country that will "disappear" your family members if you do not toe the Chi Com line. Then Nike spits on Americans and gives millions to uneducated sports "talent" who complain while counting their millions and whining how "oppressed" they are. What a nation of sheep. Perhaps Jerry was hopefully the only one cynical enough to see the complete BS of this. Hopefully. The rest of the members of the Dead have turned out to be no one I would ever give the time of day to. There is a saying about finally meeting your idols. Though I idolize no one. They have proven themselves to be a bunch of ignorant shmucks. Spots of musical brilliance for the first 10 years or so and then an decades of scat for nothing more then the weekly blow and skag bill. The excruciating end finally comes and then a corporate Warners merchandising sellout. Now the scat continues 20 fold. Don't forget to order the new Dancing Bears emblazoned toilet brush. Strictly limited of course for the bargain price of $49.95. Chumps. These pikers have enough. Besides, with today's popular Socialism, everything should be free, right? Free GD toilet brushes for everyone. Yeah. The term "Dead Head" always made me wince and I always flinched at it....but if ever it was so apt.
Would love a pair of mens 12 in any color
Nikesb dunk ornge 8 0r up would really be awesome without love in the dream it will never come true 😍
I would love to get a 10.5 in green but I don't care what color I just want a pair to put up in my collection like the rest of my shoes DEADHEADS
Put me down for a size 12!
Yellow color way in a US Men's size 13.
These shoes are ugly as hell. What's GD teaming up with Nike for anyway. Without Jerry in the dream, there's nothing the other ones won't do. (~);}
Answer, go find the music elsewhere. Stop supporting the beast. The rest of this corporate swill...you don't need it. The remaining living members have shown themselves to be some truly abhorrent individuals. Extremely greedy and ignorant.
I need the green pair in a sz 7, how do I purchase
Orange 12 (or any color)
Am I registered now?
Good luck everyone! :)
I love the dunks I need one of them in a 8.5
how do I cop tomorrow in LA timing I need a 9.5 green or yellow)
if any oranges left i would love to cop one as well
Yellow pair. US 10.5 🙏
How can I buy the green dunks tomorrow Central time?
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whatever one you can give me size 12 i will be grateful
i love the fur aesthetic
It would be great to purchase the yellow pair in size 8.5. Reminding me of sunny Los Angeles. Even when it won't be sunny.
US10,5 It would be very, very, very nice...
Greetings from BraunSchweig Germany
These are one of the coolest sb’s that have come out in so long and I would love to add a pair size 8.5 to my collection!
I’m so in love with the zip pocket 9 1/2 please please please
Hey, i´am skater from Czech Republic and i really love the work on these shoes!!! it´s the the prettiest dunk´s ever been done for sure. I´d love to buy pair of green ones US10 to rock them.
Never Had A Pair Of Sb But These Right Here Made Me Want Some !!! Sizes 11 Men’s Plz 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻
most of these people want these for the resell i want a pair to collect these resellers need to be stopped as well as the botters cause there screwin us real collectors out of shoes were we have to pay $2,000 for this shoe if we don't win the raffle which is really ridiculous
Loved the pair asthetics as i would made a pretty fancy collection piece for grateful dead memory. And i would love to have size US11.
I really want to win a pair because they have amazing design and in addition I am in collaboration with the grateful dead who are awesome
Both a Deadhead and shoe collector.. Love to have these forever on display NFA
Would love to rock a pair of green or yellow greatful dead x sb dunk collab size 12
what i would give for a pair of them dunks.. trippy as hell and would be fantastic to stroke on an acid trip! Size 9.5 uk (10.5 us) or (44 euro) pleaseeeeeeeeee
Will these make me skate better? Asking for a friend.
Also, will there be matching pants and hoodie? Also, asking for a friend.
Need a US 9.5 Pleeeease :)
Looking to get size 9.5 us mens in the orange color way.
I would like to get a size 10 in the green colorway.
I need a green one in a US11 haha, it's super dope.
ohhhhh my love the yellows and green bear kicks
7.5 is my size
I'm all in to win a chance
Need them so bad in us13
Would love a size 8 in yellow!!
Not very materialistic, but in this case, I NEED A PAIR SIZE 11! lol
One of the coolest kicks I've ever seen!
DEAD HEAD 365
This collab is sick I would like a pair for my lady uncle and me
Green dunks size us9.5 bro!
Real Dope Collaboration. Need a size 8.5 or 9
Good luck everybody!
I need a pair! I prefer the orange pair, but would be grateful to get either pair. Especially the orange though lol. Sz 10.5!