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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:

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
  • 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 2,717 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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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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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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A very light shoe made of non-animal products. Very comfortable, but not very supportive. Not a sports shoe.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am beyond thrilled with this shoe. I have been eyeing it for a while and I finally pulled the trigger, needing a comfortable shoe for a two week trip to Europe but not wanting to sacrifice cuteness. This shoe is adorable. The color is even more vivid in person, and the blue in particular really pops. I wear a pretty consistent women's size 7 and following the sizing specified by the brand was just fine (sometimes I feel like a 5.5 in men's is a little too big, but not in this case). I think I wear a lot of flat shoes, because these have a noticeable arch in them which might be uncomfortable for some with flat feet...but fear not! The insoles are removable. The only negative that I found is that the back comes up rather high, so some socks that slip down allow it to rub against my heel. This is solved by wearing quality socks, and most people might not be bothered by it anyway since the lining is fabric. I am so happy with the fit and appearance of these shoes that I plan to buy other colors/styles soon.

I'd also recommend: New Balance Originals, Reebok, Nike

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Moderate arch support

  • from Cambridge, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are awesome. I returned the Mexico 66 shoes because they were too narrow and were cramping my side foot. These are wider and more comfortable.

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  • from Colorado
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