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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!
  • Features a lightweight and durable sneaker that's great for any casual setting.
  • All *vegan uppers made from a combination of mesh, nylon, synthetic or canvas materials depending on what colors you choose.
    Per Onitsuka Tiger, the Ultimate 81 are constructed with vegan 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:

83% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 9% Half size too Large
  • 83% True to size
  • 6% 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!
  • Features a lightweight and durable sneaker that's great for any casual setting.
  • All *vegan uppers made from a combination of mesh, nylon, synthetic or canvas materials depending on what colors you choose.
    Per Onitsuka Tiger, the Ultimate 81 are constructed with vegan 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 2,750 reviews.

Top Positive Review

21 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: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is probably my 8th pair of Ultimate 81's. My go to shoe. Lot's of great color schemes to choose from, reasonably priced, comfortable, everything I love in a shoe. Good Arch Support, Even in the old pairs I have kicking around for yard work. Will be buying another pair soon.

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  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are great, They still lack some flexibility when it comes to kung fu stretches, but I feel it's just a matter of time before I break them in. I will get some mileage out of these too. Kung fu shoes usually wear out too fast.

I'd also recommend: adidas

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  • from Falls Church VA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These remind me of my Asics Tiger wrestling shoes back in the early 90s, but with a thicker sole. They are quite light, but yet still substantial. The width of the sole in the heel is a little narrow and thus I am not highly confident in the stability (you could roll your ankle), but this is typical of these retro style shoes. There is nothing advanced about the design, and these are not very good at absorbing shocks but it is a classic, super comfy and sweet shoe. I love them and use them as cross trainers. You feel fast in them because they are so light and fit so well. To those complaining about the ankle, I don't get it and can't imagine anyone having an issue as the foam is quite squishy there and couldn't possibly put pressure on or rub the ankle.

I'd also recommend: Saucony, Adidas

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I have narrow feet. These shoes hold my heel yet still have some room in the box. Beefy enough for all day walking yet still light weight. Would not recommend for wide feet. I also have Mexico 66 which are slightly lighter, more flexible, and sleeker but slightly less support. Both are excellent shoes.

I'd also recommend: Onisuka Mexico 66, Sketchers Go Walk

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  • from Oregon
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Shoes look great. They're really light weight and thin though, not much insulation. It has somewhat of a high arch support but the rest of the sole is flat so they're not very comfortable. Overall great looking shoe, just not the most comfortable.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Los Angeles
$75.00

Width: Medium

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