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Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead

July 14, 2020 - 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 [Not pictured] 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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May 10, 2016 - The Nike Lunar Control 4 combines supportive Nike Flywire technology with a lightweight, microfiber upper and a Lunarlon midsole. It will be worn by various athletes for the first time at The Players Championship.

May 06, 2016 - Kevin Durant may play in these KD8 Elite PEs during the playoffs.

May 05, 2016 - The Nike Lunar Control 4 combines supportive Nike Flywire technology with a lightweight, microfiber upper and a Lunarlon midsole.

It is now available on Nike.com and at select retailers in wolf grey/beta blue/white/black.

May 05, 2016 - Kevin Durant may play in these KD8 Elite PEs during the playoffs.

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Nike Zoom HyperRev Skylar Diggins PE

May 04, 2016 - This special Nike Zoom HyperRev 2016 Player Edition (PE) honors Skylar Diggins’s beloved mom, Renee. The shoe features personal details including "You Do You" printed on the inside of the strap as a reminder of her mother’s encouraging words throughout her journey. 

"Growing up, my mom was my biggest role model – the biggest influence that I had," Skylar says. "She showed me the epitome of what I wanted to be as a woman when I grew up, and showed me what hard work was like.” 

The shoe will be on sale in limited quantities beginning May 7.

April 29, 2016 - Kyrie Irving played in these KYRIE 2s during the playoffs, scoring 31 points.

Limited pairs will be available for sale beginning May 19.

April 27, 2016 - Kevin Durant may play in these special KD8 Elite PEs during the playoffs.

April 21, 2016 - Jordan athlete Monta Ellis is playing in these player exclusive Jordan Ultra.Fly shoes during the playoffs.

April 21, 2016 - Jordan athlete Russell Westbrook may play in these player exclusive Air Jordan XXX shoes during the playoffs.