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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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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81®

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 2,787 reviews.

Top Positive Review

25 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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These are great, comfortable, stylish casual sneakers. They run true to size. I ordered the olive green and that looks just like the picture. I wear them with jeans and Khakis. They are a bit on the pricey end, but worth it at this point. I will definitely order again in the future.

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  • from Sacramento, CA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I got these as daily, comfortable shoes to wear with jeans. So far, I've been really happy with them. They seem to wear well with little staining, and they still feel good at the end of the day. I almost didn't keep them because initially where the lip is sown in was a little uncomfortable, but I wore them around the house a bit and it got to the point I didn't notice it. I wear a 8.5 in dress shoes, but kept the 9 in these, which is pretty common for tennis shoes for me.

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  • from Gaithersburg, MD
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've owned 8-10 pairs of Onitsuka Tigers over the years, and they have never let me down. That being said, I may be positively biased in this review, but it had been a while since I'd worn a pair and I decided to pick these up as a late Christmas present to myself. Almost immediately I was reminded of why I loved this shoe so much. The Tiger is extremely versatile; I use this shoe for the gym and just about any other activity besides running or hiking. I love that the shoe is both light and supportive, and even as simple as the design is, it truly forms to the foot. My days typically last from 7 am to 11pm and I spend the majority of time in these shoes, can't go wrong here!

I'd also recommend: New Balance, Adidas, Nike

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Moderate arch support

  • from Charleston, South Carolina
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love Onitsuka Tiger. They sadly no longer make my favorite style, Limber Up Moscow, so I opted for these. They're comfy and cute. Not too bulky like many sneakers and breathable so your feet don't get too hot. Wonderful purchase!

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these shoes for 2 reasons: the colors and the great reviews. These colors are pretty and vibrant. These sneakers are long and wide enough for my feet. Also, it has good arch support. The built in arch is really high and after walking for long periods of time my arch began to hurt. Overall, I am satisfied and would recommend this shoe. However, I will only wear them when I will not be doing a lot of walking.

I'd also recommend: Nike & New Balance

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Excellent arch support

  • from Georgia
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