The Grateful Dead has teamed with Nike for a new line of sneakers, called “The Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead.” The sneakers, which come in three different colors, retail for $110. The shoes feature the band's iconic “dancing bear” along with the Nike swish on the inside tongue of the sneaker. The dancing bear was inspired by the Dead's legendary sound man — and early LSD producer — Owsley Stanley.
According to Nike.com, the new line “features bear-inspired detailing, such as a faux-fur and suede upper, a frayed Nike Swoosh mimicking the bears’ collars.”
Dead archivist and legacy manager, David Lemieux, said in a statement: