With Have A Party With Your Bear Day coming up just around the corner, Ox Street is getting ready with some of the most hyped teddy-inspired sneakers in the game. If you've never heard of HAPWYBD, don't worry, as it's basically a day filled with nothing but good vibes, love, and relaxation. On November 16th every year, those who want to celebrate decorate their house with loads of colorful balloons and arrange a small party with your favorite teddy bear. While some people like to do this by themselves, others love to make it a get-together with friends and family. This all sounds a little strange, for sure, but it's honestly just a day to cast away all of your worries and doubts, and do nothing but eat cake!
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One of the newest sneakers on this list, the Medicom Toy x Nike SB Dunk Low "BE@RBRICK" released in 2020 and was, without a doubt, one of the most hyped Dunk collabs of that year. Covered from heel to toe in black pony hair, this is soft and smooth to the touch. Medicom's iconic bear logo hits the tongue and heel, and you'll also find the world-famous BE@RBRICK peppered across the entire insole.
Heading back to 2006, the Nike SB Dunk High Premium "Papa Bear" made its grand debut as part of the legendary "Three Bears" Pack, and is inspired by the British fairytale that we all know and love. Covered in a lush brown fur-like material, soft blue nubuck wraps around the toebox, heel, and lacing system, while fiery red accents adorn the Swoosh branding. Definitely one of the best Dunk Highs in history, we'd trade our favorite bowl of porridge for these.
Earlier this season, Edison Chen took to social media to unveil the CLOT x Converse Chuck 70 High "Giant Panda," and it's officially here. Inspired by the Giant Pandas in China, the lateral side is covered in a warm and cozy fleece, while the medial opts for a pony hair texture. The All Star logos have also been done up in black to resemble the panda's eyes.
The Grateful Dead x Nike SB Dunk Low "Green Bear" has go to be one of the most unique teddy-inspired releases on this list. An official collaboration with the American rock band, this all-green pair is just one of three colorways in the collection but is definitely our favorite. Playing around with the California group's legendary Grateful Dead Bear, these come with a jagged Swoosh and a zippered pocket in the tongue to store your secret stash.
Made exclusively for little bears, the Air Jordan 1 Low Utility GS "Teddy Bear" works on top of a fleecy sherpa upper that's cozy and cuddly. This is paired with smooth tan leather panels that wrap around the rest of the upper, while a the iconic winged basketball emblem is debossed around the back in a crisp white hue. It's then finished off with a complementary Nike Air midsole underfoot that's as comfortable as it gets.
If for whatever reason you're not a fan of the Dunk but you want to jump on the Medicom hype, the Medicom Toy x Nike SB Blazer Low "BE@RBRICK" is the sneaker for you. Boasting an inverted colorway, the upper is covered in a creamy pony hair texture and the Japanese toy manufacturer's legendary bear logo hits the tongue and heel. Of course, you can't talk about this collab without mentioning the insole that's completely covered in BE@RBRICKs.
Alongside the "Papa Bear," the Nike SB Dunk Low Premium "Baby Bear" also released as part of 2006's coveted "Three Bears" collection. Covered in a fuzzy fur material, bright blue suede wraps around the upper as a nod to the littlest teddy's outfit, while lime green hues cover the Swooshes and laces. You'll also find a dash of brown across the tongue and sockliner to keep in line with the Dunk's theme.
We definitely have to talk about the Nike SB Dunk Low "Reverse Papa Bear." Taking the iconic "Papa Bear" and completely inverted the color scheme, this 2021 drop was made for those who weren't fortunate enough to secure the first pair from sixteen years back. With that said, this colorway switches the fur-like material in favor of a premium tumbled leather that will no doubt stand the test of time.
And last but not least, we have the Nike Dunk Low "Panda." Arguably one of the most popular Dunks ever made, the monochromatic masterpiece was first introduced as part of the American sportswear company's Spring 2021 collection and it has since taken over the collections of sneakerheads everywhere. World-renowned for its clean leather construction and slick palette, you just can't talk about bear-inspired colorways without mentioning this cultural icon.
Have A Party With Your Bear Day is coming up on November 16th, so secure your teddy-inspired sneakers right now while you still have time! What's your favorite colorway on this list? Be sure to let us know, and keep it locked at Ox Street for the hottest sneaker and streetwear news and releases around.