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Sanuk has teamed up with the Grateful Dead for a second co-branded capsule collection. Similar to the pair’s first 2019 venture, the capsule was launched in honor of 4/20 — the slang, which the Grateful Dead helped popularize, refers to smoking marijuana.
The duo’s new limited-edition collaboration, which retails from $35-$70 on Sanuk’s website, features styles for women, men and older children inspired by the Dead’s own rock n’ roll legacy. For a sustainable twist, the line’s uppers are made with natural raw hemp fibers as a cotton replacement, aiming to conserve more water and increase farmers’ harvests. In fact, Sanuk’s own use of the material has already saved over 137 million gallons of water while simultaneously reducing their CO2 eq. emissions by 82,000 lbs., according to a brand statement.
The collaboration’s women’s slip-on shoe, the $70 Twinny ST, features rounded toes with khaki hemp uppers — given a rock n’ roll spin with colorful Grateful Dead patches, dancing bear, lightning bolt and Deadhead embroidery. Flat soles and comfort-focused Soft Top Foam midsoles and tie-dyed lining finished the pair.
On the opposite side of the shoe spectrum, the $55 women’s Sling X features a thong-style sandal with a flat base and a wide khaki toe strap trimmed with Grateful Dead patches. A set of woven thong straps with a wide slingback strap — made from recycled plastic-based Repreve OurOcean yarn by Unifi — is covered in burnt orange and khaki tie-dye to finish the style with a groovy twist.
The line also features a Grateful Dead twist on its men’s Not Fraid ST sandals. The $60 style includes flat stacked Soft Top Foam midsoles lined with responsibly-sourced suede. The pair is finished with khaki hemp thong straps accented by embroidered Grateful Dead patches.
Where children’s shoes are concerned, the Grateful Dead collection even features two big kids’ styles in children’s size 1-2 and youth sizes 3-6. Its slip-on $45 Sidewalk Surfer style, similar to the women’s Twinny ST, features patch-accented khaki uppers with flat soles and elastic toe paneling. The line also includes the $35 Fraidy Stacker sandals, featuring round-toed soles topped with matching khaki hemp thong-style straps.
You can currently shop Sanuk x The Grateful Dead’s second collaboration on Sanuk’s website.