It’s April 20th so let’s go down memory lane.
Don’t get it twisted, everyday is 4/20 for real smokers, but today is the worldwide holiday. But how much do you know about 4/20? I always thought it was solely about April 20th.
“While some people think the term 420 originated from a police code, the association of 420 and weed originated in the 1970s with group of San Rafael High School friends known as the Waldos (because their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school) who used the term in connection with a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about in a nearby forest.
They designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time. The group referred to this plan as “4:20 Louis”. After having no success in finding the crop, they eventually shortened their phrase to “4:20″, which quickly spread through the early ‘70s stoner culture and has now evolved into a codeword that cannabis consumers use on the daily.
4/20 has become a day that pot smokers all over the world celebrate each April 20th. The day has managed to become something of a national holiday for cannabis consumers everywhere, even in the face of prohibition.”
Well, that was insightful. Now that we all know what 4/20 is really about, let’s reflect on the Up In Smoke kings, Cheech & Chong and their Nike Skateboarding Dunk High Pro.
The Cheech & Chong Dunk was released in 2011 and sold out immediately. This was Nike SB’s follow up to the highly successful and controversial Skunk Dunk.
However, the Cheech & Chong Dunk embodied better storytelling and detailing based off the concept. Although the Dunk wasn’t an official collaboration with Nike SB and Cheech & Chong – the inspiration is obvious.
The shoe features a red corduroy and bandanna back panel with a full white upper. The most unique feature is the tear-away white upper. Once the shoes are skated/trashed, a green material is exposed under the white upper.
What’s your favorite 4/20 Dunk to date and were you able to cop Cheech & Chong SBs?
Remembering Cheech & Chong Nike SB Dunk