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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!
  • Lightweight and durable sneaker.
  • 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.
    Please note: The EXCLUSIVE colorways feature a leather and suede upper.
  • 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!
  • Lightweight and durable sneaker.
  • 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.
    Please note: The EXCLUSIVE colorways feature a leather and suede upper.
  • 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 2,877 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
Ultimate 81®
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Where to begin, the shoe is amazing, photos don't really do its beauty justice. Once face to face with them it's instantly love at first sight. Comfort level is unmatched in my experience. Definitely a choice that doesn't deserve second thought...in my opinion buy it now!

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  • - customer
  • from NY, NY
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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They don't fit like the other Ultimate 81 models but I think it's because of the material on the front. They fit okay, though I wish Zappos would have the all black with the gum bottoms available. I can't find them anywhere.

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  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I really like these but I am having to exchange them because I followed someone's advice who said they run a half size too large. Trust me, they do not!

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  • - customer
  • from LA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love that this shoe is vegan! It provides good arch support for the work day without looking like an ugly sneaker. The padding is firm, not squishy.

I'd also recommend: Macbeth

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  • - customer
  • from Long Beach
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I bought these for work where I'm walking 8+ hours in them. I liked the way they looked and I received compliments on them. They're very streamlined and not heavy or clunky feeling at all. As for fit and comfort, it personally did not work out for me. I have pretty narrow petite feet (size 6 womens) and the shoe still felt snug on the sides, the fabric on the toe box rubbed me the wrong way and always left my pinky toe numb. The sole is very hard with little cushion and very little shock absorption. I also have moderate to high arches and these shoes were not very supportive in that aspect. They left my feet in discomfort at the end of a long work day and my knees and ankles would ache afterwards. The durability was so so. I threw them out a little over half a year because there were holes where the big toe rubs and also the reflective heel cap had gotten scratched up. Mind that I wore them almost every day for a job where I'm on the move. Therefore I would recommend these shoes for those not wearing them for too many hours at a time or if you don't need to walk around very much in them. The design though is very stylish and attractive - I had gotten the black/coal combination.

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Poor Support

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No arch support

  • - customer
  • from New York
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