Nike Skateboarding teamed up with legendary psychedelic rock band Grateful Dead and San Francisco-based skate shop FTC to release the special edition Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead Bears Orange, now available on StockX. As the first release of a series of three Grateful Dead colorways, this Nike SB Dunk Low pays homage to the Grateful Dead Bears, a series of stylized dancing bears illustrated by Bob Thomas on the back cover of the album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear’s Choice) in 1973.
The SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead Bears features a fuzzy orange faux-fur upper with suede overlays and a jagged Swoosh to represent the stylization of the bear’s chest fur. A hidden stash pocket is featured inside the tongue that is perfect for extra storage. An orange midsole, bright green outsole, and signature Grateful Dead branding on the tongue complete this euphoric design. These sneakers released in July of 2020.