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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 2,853 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: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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A fine shoe, comfortable and fits well. My foot feels well-supported. One drawback: I use Superfeet in my shoes and these work best with an insole that can be removed, which it cannot for this shoe.

I'd also recommend: Macbeth shoes are excellent.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Seattle
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Shoes fit well. Bought then to use walking in Europe. Not that comfortable for 5-6 miles a day, but fine for minimal walking. No support, thin soles, especially for cobblestones!

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Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The part of the sole that wraps around to the front/top has started to peel after only a few months, making the shoes look worn and cheap even though the rest of the construction has held up. Too bad, I really liked how these shoes look but too short a life to justify the price.

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  • from San Mateo, CA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have been a fan of these shoes for many years. They are stylish and comfortable. I walk a lot in the city and I need to be comfortable, but hate to sacrifice style. These are perfect for that. The Ultimate 81 pair that I bought are plastic all over, so they keep my feet a little too warm in the summer. The mesh ones are better in that sense. I usually wear between an 8 and 8½. I have long toes and medium width feet. The 8½ fit perfectly.

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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These are great sneakers and my husband has two other pairs of these; however, he wanted the exclusive white/black ones and the suede was actually BEIGE. He has an older pair of these in the white combo that he was wanting to replace and the suede on his dirty older pair was actually whiter than the ones that were just shipped. The suede is supposed to be an off white as, of course, it will never be the super bright white as the rest of the shoe, but the suede accents were no where near the color white and they were distinctly beige and much darker than what is shown in the picture.

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Runs Small

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Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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