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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!
  • Suede and mesh 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:

82% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 9% Half size too Large
  • 82% 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!
  • Suede and mesh 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 2,946 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: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I saw the 5 star rating and thought these shoes look cool. I bought them and after about 2 months the rubber on the front starting coming apart from the shoe. I love how light they are, but my feet started hurting after wearing them for a few mile walk. They need more padding and better arch support.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are so light weight and they have excellent arch support. This is the third pair I have purchased because they are so comfortable.

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Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are great looking shoes but they literally come with a warning that they are not to be used for any athletic activity. However, that warning should extend to any activity that is not standing perfectly still, such as walking. I walk a mere 1.4 miles round trip to and from work each day and that is more than these shoes can handle. I walk a lot more throughout the day and it is more than these shoes can handle. It is like strapping a piece of cheap, hard foam to the bottom of your foot. They have zero support and I have nearly rolled my ankle twice in these sneakers. The sizing is also a bit off. I wear an 11 in a couple brands of running shoes, 10¼ in some hiking boots. I ordered these in 11 and they were like clown shoes. I went down to 10 which is too small, so order down about half a size if you insist on ordering expensive cool looking foam for the bottom of your foot. These shoes suck. They are vegan, which was a plus for me, but not worth the overall worse-sneaker-ever experience. I am better off in some Chucks. Or strap some pieces of plywood to your feet. How I hate these shoes. I should have just burned the money that I spent on these.

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  • - customer
  • from Seattle
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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First time purchasing Onitsuka Tiger, love this pair of sneakers. I bought the black/grey ones, the colors are subtle but still stand out. Easy to walk in, looks good with jeans and a simple tee.

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  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes. They are a bit on the narrow side so beware if you have wide feet. They are super comfortable and lightweight. They fit true to size or very slightly on the small side.

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  • from California
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