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  • Long considered to be the absolute in technical running during the '80s, the Ultimate 81® from Onitsuka Tiger™ by ASICS® makes a strong comeback with modern styling that's sure to please old and young alike!
  • Suede and mesh uppers.
  • Lightly-padded collar and tongue for comfort, fit and feel.
  • Textile lining with cushioned footbed.
  • Traditional lace-up closure for secure fit.
  • Two-tone EVA midsole with flex "channels" on heel provides cushioning and added flexibility.
  • Supportive TPU heel piece.
  • Rubber outsole for great traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size Men's 9, Women's 10.5, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

82% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 9% Half size too Large
  • 82% True to size
  • 7% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
91% Felt true to width
  • 91% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 3% Felt wider than marked
67% Moderate arch support
  • 21% Excellent arch support
  • 67% Moderate arch support
  • 12% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Long considered to be the absolute in technical running during the '80s, the Ultimate 81® from Onitsuka Tiger™ by ASICS® makes a strong comeback with modern styling that's sure to please old and young alike!
  • Suede and mesh uppers.
  • Lightly-padded collar and tongue for comfort, fit and feel.
  • Textile lining with cushioned footbed.
  • Traditional lace-up closure for secure fit.
  • Two-tone EVA midsole with flex "channels" on heel provides cushioning and added flexibility.
  • Supportive TPU heel piece.
  • Rubber outsole for great traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size Men's 9, Women's 10.5, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81®

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 2,955 reviews.

Top Positive Review

27 people found this review helpful.

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Bought this shoes for my son. This is the only brand he will wear. We purchase him a new pair every year for his birthday. They last him all year....he wears them every day. His birthday is about the only time we can get him to travel home to visit...we think it is the shoes.

Read more » « Show less December 24, 2011 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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These look really awesome. However, I found out after a few times of wearing them the left shoe is crushing the back of my ankle. They fit fine, it is just the angle that the back of the shoe has is putting pressure on my tendon making it painful to walk/run or wear for days, so I stopped wearing them. Since I ran outside in the mud I figured Zappos wouldn't take them back.

Read more » « Show less March 28, 2012 by Becky M
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Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Just did not fit correctly.

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Orlando, Florida
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my replacement pair of Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81s since my old pair is pretty worn down at this point. I find this shoe to be comfortable, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for exercise or lots of walking or standing all day because there isn't a ton of support in the bottom, it's all pretty thin. This does, however, contribute to the very sleek look of the show which is why I like it. I like that this version has the bottom and back in just black but wish they had put the front rubber in black as well (like my old version).

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Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I had a problem with an Asics shoe recently. It was resolved so quickly and more than fairly that I would recommend Zappo's to everyone.

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Runs Small

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from St Louis MO
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Not the most durable of shoes, but super comfortable, especially in the summer (w/o socks) because of the mesh uppers. I wear them just about every day in the warmer months and generally pick up a new pair once a year.

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Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Shoes look cool but are not comfortable. There is absolutely no support. The so called arch is a bump that is in a weird spot. I have high arches and it felt like something was in the shoe that didn't belong there. Bought a half size bigger than my normal size and they were tight.

I'd also recommend: New Balance Classic

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • - customer
  • from Lake Orion, MI
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