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- *Vegan styles available in the following colors while supplies last:
Exclusive! Black/Glacier Grey,
- 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.
- Choose from a colorful selection of *vegan, suede, mesh, or man-made fabric uppers for a style all your own.
- Lightly-padded collar and tongue for comfort, fit and feel.
- Textile lining with cushioned footbed.
- Two-tone EVA midsole provides cushioning and support.
- Rubber outsole for great traction.
- 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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As the Japanese people recovered from the second world war and began to appreciate the benefits of sports, Onitsuka Tiger™ shoes were on their feet. The first basketball shoes in Japan had a tiger face design on the arch of the foot and this became Onitsuka's trademark. In the 1960's, Onitsuka Tiger™ shoes were worn not only by the Japanese, but also by top foreign athletes.
In 2001, ASICS America Corporation quietly resurrected the Onitsuka Tiger™ brand with original models of Onitsuka shoes and Onitsuka clothing updated in today's flavorful colors. Over the past few years, the Onitsuka Tiger™ brand has been enjoying a growing number of new, dedicated shoe followers along with a steady desire for Onitsuka clothing and Onitsuka bags, realized today on Zappos.com. Through sometimes secretive grassroots marketing efforts, ASICS® has been able to spread this word about this authentic comeback for Onitsuka Tiger™.
Now that the secret is out... Onitsuka Tiger™ is a growing and highly sought after brand with its ever-growing lineup of Onitsuka Tiger™ shoes, Onitsuka Tiger™ clothing and Onitsuka Tiger™ bags. There are more Onitsuka Tiger™ mens´s and Onitsuka Tiger™ women´s models just sitting in the ASICS® vault waiting to be re-released. The future is what this retro brand has to look forward to. Because ASICS® knows that there are people out there who don't need to run fast...they just want to look good.
2% Full size too large
10% Half size too Large
82% True to size
6% Half size too small
1% Full size too small
91% Felt true to width
6% Felt narrower than marked
3% Felt wider than marked
21% Excellent arch support
67% Moderate arch support
12% No arch support
Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81®
Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 2,417 reviews.
Top Positive Review
14 people found this review helpful.
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
Top Critical Review
2 people found this review helpful.
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
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.
I'd also recommend: none
- Anonymous - customer
- December 24, 2011
These shoes were everything I thought they were going to be and I will definitely order more in the future! Just two things to note before you buy: 1) The back of the shoe does go up rather high, so don't wear low cut socks if you want to prevent irritation and 2) the shoes actually appear to be black unless they are in clear light.
- Dan P - customer
- from New Jersey
- December 5, 2011
I have been a tiger wearer for nine years and I have never been disappointed with a pair yet. They are comfortable, breathable, and never make my feet hurt and I'm on them twelve hours a day. I highly recommend these shoes.
- Carmen M - customer
- from Arlington, Washington
- October 29, 2011
These feel good for me when I add my orthotics as I have extremely flat feet these look and wear even better.
Felt a half size smaller than marked
Felt true to width
No arch support
- Mr.Cheetodust - customer
- from Anywhere there is internet
- January 1, 2012
Great looking shoe. Love the style. Only thing I noticed is certain colorways that use different materials will impact the size. I would pay attention to what is used in the heel area or the toe box (mesh, synthetic leather, etc). The ones with mesh in the inner heel part and mesh in the toe box will fit true to size. On the other hand, the ones with synthetic material in the heel I had to go up half a size. Other than that, awesome casual shoe to wear with jeans or khakis.
Felt a half size smaller than marked
Felt narrower than marked
Moderate arch support
- Danny W - customer
- March 18, 2012