One of the most coveted drops of the season is finally approaching release my fellow sneakerheads. Nike, in collaboration, with the legendary rock band Grateful Dead is releasing an SB Dunk Pack.
If you’ve seen Instagram lately, you will have noticed that the Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead is heavily influenced by bears. What I mean by that is that we see almost a fur-like material on the shoe and even distinct bears on each of the sneakers.
So, what does a sneaker company have to do with bears? Well in 1973 Grateful Dead released an album and on the artwork of that album cover, you could see bears. Now there are five different bears in various two-tone colors.
Now, why would a rock band include bears on their album cover? Well, it was a reference to an audio engineer Owsley Stanley who went by the nickname of “bear”. He was the producer of the album and had a hand in defining the legacy of the band.
Feel free to skip to the Conclusion to read a condensed version of the entire article and find out how much you can resell the Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead for.
Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead Pack – Release Date and Price
The pack is releasing with three sneakers in the following colors: Yellow, Green, and Orange. Each of the colorways has a different release date and a point of sale.
The Orange Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead is releasing on the 18th of July for a retail price of $110. The Orange Dunk Low will be available exclusively at FTC San Fransisco.
The sneaker features a complete orange suede upper with furry overlays. Nike Swoosh branding on the laterals in a vibrant green with zig-zag outlines. A Grateful Dead marching bear branding on the tongue and a green outsole finish up the design.
The Yellow Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead will be releasing on the 24th of July for a retail price of $110. It will be a skate shop and a Nike SNKRS exclusive so mark your calendars for that.
Looking at the official images for the Yellow SB Dunk Low, we can see the premium yellow suede upper with furry overlays and a blue outsole. Blue Nike Swooshes on the laterals that go all the way to the heel and of course the Grateful Dead marching bear branding on the tongue finishes up the design.
Finally, The Green Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead will be releasing on the 24th of July for a retail price of $110. It will be a skate shop only exclusive.
Like it’s brothers, the Green Dunk Low has a premium green suede upper with furry overlays. The Nike swoosh comes in the same design but in a dark blue color with zig-zag accents. On the tongue we see a teal Grateful Dead marching bear and a blue outsole finish up the design.
Surprises within the Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead Pack
Each sneaker comes with a set of additional laces – the yellow and green pair comes with extra blue laces while the orange pair comes with green laces.
Moreover, on each pair, the tongue has a hidden pocket that is enclosed by a zipper. It’s quite efficient and spacious and you can store stuff such as cash or any other items that you might want to keep for safe holding.
Moreover, if you take the insole out of the sneaker, you will be able to see a band of marching bears as shown in the image below.
And if you flip the insole over and look at the Air Zoom unit this is what will be waiting for you.
(Image from SneakerNews’ Youtube Channel)
It’s the little details such as these that help you identify the real sneaker from the fake. Moreover, they make the sneaker more than just a product but rather an entire experience.
In the past, we have seen that Nike SB Dunks are one of the most coveted because of the amazing collaborations they do. For e.g., with Travis Scott or Ben and Jerry’s. And those pairs have been an extreme success. They were resold for an average of more than 15 times their retail price!
Orange Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead
This is by far the most popular colorway as can be seen by the value of the bids being placed on StockX for it. My guess is that the resale value for this will be in the region of $2100-2400.
Green Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead
The green colorway in the Grateful Dead pack will be resold for an average value of $1500-1700.
Yellow Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead
Now, my personal favorite colorway, the Yellow Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead will have an average resale value of $1800-$1900.
Sneaker: NIKE SB DUNK LOW GRATEFUL DEAD PACK
Colorways: Yellow, Orange, and Green
Retail Price: $110 each
Release Date: 18th July (Orange) and 24th July (Yellow and Green).
Resale Value: As above.
Well mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen because these will be gone before you can even say the words Grateful Dead.
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