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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
  • 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!
  • 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 2,837 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:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is a pretty good shoe. I'd been looking for something with good arch support, and this definitely works for me. The high arch in the shoe was shocking and pretty uncomfortable the first time I put them on, but I quickly adjusted and now hardly notice it. I wouldn't call these shoes "cushy," but they are comfortable for walking and can be worn for long periods of time.

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  • from San Francisco
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoe once it's worn in a little. I haven't had it very long but it's seems tough and comfortable for standing 10 hours a day. Would buy again.

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  • from Wisconsin
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are stellar and I get a ton of compliments when I where these shoes. I didn't realize it when I ordered them but they also come with orange laces which makes them even more snazzy.

I'd also recommend: addidas, puma, new balance

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  • from San Antonio
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These shoes have amazing potential be unfortunately fall short. The white material on the top of the foot is a weird material and it looks blue in person. It's devastating and ruined the shoe for me. They also run about a 1/2 size small

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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I haven't been too excited to start wearing these. They look a little bit plastic-y and busy, which does not carry through in the photos. Disappointing. Perhaps they'll "relax" a bit once they start to get dirty and broken in?

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Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

  • from NYC
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