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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
  • 20% 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 2,720 reviews.

Top Positive Review

20 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 fit, I wear a size 11 Adidas and the size 11 was spot on. I've always been a Samba guy, but the comfort on these is incredible. Great cushioning. Laces are nice and thick, seem durable. Only worry is that the toe upper is a mesh and may wear through over time.

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  • from Atlanta, GA
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These shoes started out fine, but soon wore down to a lumpy, uncomfortable, and damaging problem. The heels offer almost no shock absorption even though they claim to. I got used too it because they felt fine at first, but then when I got a new pair of shoes I realized how much of my foot pain was caused by these shoes. They may have actually permanently damaged my feet. I will never buy Asics again.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Some of the best tennis shoes I've owned in my decades on this planet. Very light, very comfortable, perfect arch support, which seemed a little too high on the first wear. But after just a few days, while I could still feel the arch support, it was more like it was craddling my foot. The support is exceptionally cushioning, and squishes with a little push back, but plenty of give with every step. After trying another pair of shoes on months later, I missed that arch support and it's position. (It's a bit more forward than most shoes have the arch support).

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  • from California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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A visit to the podiatrist told me that my old shoes were too wide. After looking through the entire catalog, I finally set my eyes on this stylish looking shoe. It fits absolutely perfectly, is super comfortably small, and did I mention it's simplistically stylish?

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  • from San Francisco, CA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Normally I love the Ultimate 81s. This particular pair (black/coal) is lacking in the arch support my other pair has. They are still comfortable but not for long use.

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Runs Large

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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