RNR News and Notes

In 1973, the Grateful Dead's iconic dancing bears made their debut on the back cover of the group’s 1973 LP "History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1 (Bear’s Choice)."

 

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And now - they are getting their own sneakers - courtesy of the NIKE SB line.  The brand confirmed they will release the limited edition Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead shoe in green and yellow  on July 24 at "select skate shops" .. and in orange at FTC, a skateboard shop located in San Francisco's Haight/Asbury district on July 18.  

 

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There's been rumors and images of the shoes for several months - but this official announcement comes with the following description: “...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”.

 

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There's also a convenient pocket on the tongue - for holding your .... loose change... 

 

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If you are into accessorizing - you can complete the look with a bucket hat! 

 

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Hopefully these will be easier to get than the Beastie Boys and David Bowie shoes!