Up Next: Nike SB Dunk Low x Grateful Dead
We didn’t get a chance with the Chunky Dunkys, but Nike’s blessing us with the Bear’s Choice.
With Nike SB creating so much buzz throughout the last few months, Nike SB brings out their most recent collaboration with legendary rock group, the Grateful Dead. Nike SB used the band’s most lovable symbol, the dancing bears, which first appeared on the back cover of the 1973 LP ‘History of the Grateful Dead, Vol.1′. Taking the bears to heart, the SB Dunk Lows come in three colorways, complete with the faux fur and suede uppers, with the frayed Swoosh mimicking the bears’ collars. The bear is also found on the tongue, while the Steal Your Face skull logo is printed on the underside of the sockliner.
Aside from appearing across the Dead’s art over the years, you might ask — where did these bears come from? They were actually designed by the band’s audio engineer nicknamed Bear. He’s been instrumental to the Grateful Dead’s legacy, pretty much the way the Dunk has impacted skate culture.
The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Grateful Dead’ drops tomorrow at nike.com/ph for Php 5,795. Do note that the Opti Yellow colorway is the only one dropping here. San Francisco’s FTC had the orange colorway while the green bear drops at select skate shops around the world.