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Nike SB Why So Sad

by Orchard Skateshop November 09, 2022 1 min read

Why So Sad? is an ongoing exploration into the nature of mental health initiated by John Rattray. After losing his sister to suicide and dealing with depression himself, Rattray developed the project starting in 2017.

Why So Sad? is not a charity but rather, a storytelling platform that approaches a serious subject through a lighthearted play on skateboarding’s language. The “Sad Plant” & “Sad Grab” are two tricks adopted as motifs to symbolize the conversation. “I think of it like a shared code,” Rattray has said. The mission of the project is to invite conversation. It simply asks that—as well as skating or riding— we also take some time to stop talk, listen, read & learn about this subject.

"I can’t count all the times I’ve heard, “skateboarding saved my life”, or “skateboarding’s my escape” Rattray says. “My point is, that’s great! Now, let’s explore that all-important follow-up question, “What has it saved you from?”, “What are you escaping from?"

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The WSS Bruin High in Chocolate Brown is available now.  

The Dunk Low will be available to purchase through raffle, details below:

Raffle closes November 9th at 3pm EST.

Open to New England residents only.  

One entry per person/address, multiple entries will be blocked from all future raffles.  

Available in Men's sizes 6-14.

Winners will be contacted by end of day Thursday 11/10 with direct checkout links for

If you win, make sure to read all checkout email details before completing purchase!  

Orders will be shipped from our remote warehouse, DO NOT SELECT CURBSIDE PICKUP AT CHECKOUT!


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