• July 14, 2020
    https://www.dead.net/features/news-general-news/introducing-nike-sb-dunk-low-grateful-dead
    Introducing The Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead

    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.

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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.

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I need a 8.5 in the blue ones! One of the best releases this year

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I need a 8.5 in the blue ones! One of the best releases this year

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Would be the giftiest of gifts to get a pair on mens size 12s

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12

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No idea how to enter the sweep stakes?!? Size 9.5 any color please!

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i'm so ready

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Huge fan here ! Would love a size 10 in the yellow color to go with all my Dead memorabilia. Love you guys ! Keep rockin 💀 and come to Vegas soon 🤘🏽

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9.5 In green but would love orange too :)

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Raised by a Dead Head. Went to my first show with my dad when I was 12 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. Would love the opportunity to buy a pair of these in any color. I'm a size 10. THANK YOU!

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Raised by a Dead Head. Went to my first show with my dad when I was 12 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. Would love the opportunity to buy a pair of these in any color. I'm a size 10. THANK YOU!

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Raised by a Dead Head. Went to my first show with my dad when I was 12 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. Would love the opportunity to buy a pair of these in any color. I'm a size 10. THANK YOU!

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Size 13 in any color please!

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These shoes are fire I want 10.5 yellow soooooooo bad

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I would love that yellow pair sz 11

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Orange ones are my fave 10.5 please!!

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for clearing that up, also, it is just for a chance to buy a pair of shoes, you will not get a pair for free. But you must fill out the form, wait in line like everyone else and you might get a chance to buy a pair, extremely limited.

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Any color wave, they are all amazing looking
In a size 13 men's, thank you 🐻

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U.S Size 9M Green, any color really

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Shame on Dead.net and parent company Warner for pimping out product made by Chinese communist slave labor.
Nike pisses on the country that made it's fortune by paying millions to spoiled ingrate American millionaire football "kneelers" and has it's product made by a Communist dictatorship who enforces the rounding up of Muslim Ygors and forces their own people at threat of bodily harm to manufacture this garbage in facilties of slave encampments. F the idiot remaining living Dead members who sold merchandising to Warners for the almighty dollar and F Warners. F all of you morons who lap this stool up. No DP sub renewal for me. This is the last straw. You want the music? Go find it for free like it was years ago. But hey, check out that new Grateful Dead Stealie toothbrush and oven mitt. Pathetic. Now go put on your mask sheep. Baahaaa.

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Size 9 green !!!!!

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Mine is still processing too bruntoe. Definitely getting concerned at this point...

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How do I get into lottery or does anyone know how or where I can order them

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    this site has those shoes, are they real or fake ? Odd, cause i never got link and ebay still selling them for 1 to 2K. yet here order all you want, under a 100.00 www.DHGate.com https://www.dhgate.com/product/n-ke-sb-dunk-low-grateful-dead-bears-gre…

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    How do I get into lottery or does anyone know how or where I can order them

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    Mine is still processing too bruntoe. Definitely getting concerned at this point...