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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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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81®

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 2,832 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: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoe! Very comfortable and they look great. The lighter color on the shoe is actually a light blue, not gray as I'd thought...but they are still nice. Makes my size 8.5 feet look small too!

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  • from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are an excellent fit. I am sometimes a women's 7 and sometimes a 7.5, so I went with 7.5 as others have suggested to size up. The sizing was perfect. I walked about five miles in them and my feet didn't hurt. The only downside was that I did end up with a blister on one of my heels. I'm not taking a star off for that, because I haven't met a new pair of shoes that didn't give me a blister. It's par for the course for my messed up feet! I'm also giving 5 stars to the style. They're sleek and classic. My other shoes make my feet look like puffy space aliens. I know the puffy parts are likely more supportive and such, but I love these so much more. I'm glad I ordered these, and would order them again!

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  • from sf bay area, ca
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Best pair of shoes I've ever wore! Was so tired of buying a new brand of shoe and having to try different sizes to find the right fit, in the right color, blah blah...and at size 13 not many "in store" options were available and would eventually settle with a poor quality Nike, Reebok, etc. And then I found the Tigers. The size is always true, so no more trying on shoes for the right fit. Quality of the shoe is excellent...I buy a new pair every year or so and all the pairs I've bought are still wearable. There's a plethora of color combos too.

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  • from Tucson
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I like the look of the shoe but overall it felt stiff. I wore them around the house for about an hour and my feet felt as if they had a mild case of pins and needles. The shoes were not too small and adjustments to the laces as well as the tongue did not help. I have wide feet so that is likely the issue. It would require a lot of wear for these to feel soft and comfortable which means they wouldn't become part of my wardrobe.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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If you don't buy these shoes, you need a mental evaluation. They have it all, style, comfort, history, and even a touch of sexiness. On my second pair, worth every penny.

I'd also recommend: I recommend nothing but Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81®

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Moderate arch support

  • from Santa Fe, NM
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