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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81®

Ultimate 81®
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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 2,866 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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Bought the LIGHT GREY/CAPTAIN BLUE model. The colors look a little lighter in the picture. But the colors are nice. They are most likely the most comfortable casual shoes I ever owned. They are good for long days and walks. They will be my must have shoes from now on and will keep buying new ones as they get old.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I can't compare these to anything else because they are my first pair, but they fit my needs well so I rank them highly. I work in a supermarket as a grocery stocker, so I'm on my feet continuously moving for 6 - 7 hours most days and needed a lightweight pair of shoes that provided good support with or w/o insoles (glad to report that they don't require insoles, at least for me), were versatile (meaning I could wear them for work but also casually with dark jeans and a v neck for example) and were aesthetically pleasing. These met all of that criteria. The insole they come with already has good ar ch support (I have moderate arches but if you have flat feet or high arches feel free to add your own). It does have suede on the outer toe and back which I'm not the biggest fan of since suede stains way too easily and is way too difficult to clean, but that's only a minor grievance.

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  • from Watertown, WI
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I really wanted to rate this shoe 5 stars. It looks and feels great, but it stinks! Or maybe it's just that I stink!? I basically just wear it to work where I'm sitting behind a desk most of the day, and within my first couple of weeks wearing it a nasty odor has developed. Again, maybe it is me and not the shoe...but I've got several other athletic, dress, casual, soccer, hiking, etc shoes and this is the only one I've got this issue with. It's disappointing as I otherwise do love the shoe.

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from California
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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My podiatrist recommended Asics without an arch and to insert my orthodics. I tried them twice for less than 3 miles--ouch! After 4 weeks of rest I am just about recovered -- that did not work for me. Help, sore feet!

I'd also recommend: wish I knew

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  • from North Texas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my second pair. I originally bought a pair in white with black stripes. I love them. They are so lightweight, and running in them now feels so natural. I used to wear Asics, but this style of shoe just feels more comfortable. I think it might depend on your running style.

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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