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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 2,891 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: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are very comfortable, and required no time to break in. I usually have blisters when I change shoes, but these were immediately comfortable.

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  • - customer
  • from Earth
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great sneaker. My favorite walking around sneaker. I have these in several colors. Really comfortable. Really stylish. You can't go wrong.

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  • - customer
  • from NYC
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Cute shoe but not enough padding for someone on their feet all day on concrete floors. I purchased in both a 10.5 and 11, but neither fit very well: the 10.5 felt a bit short and the 11 was too wide, but still rubbed the top of my big toe which tends to curl upward.

I'd also recommend: Reebock, New Balance

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  • - customer
  • from Georgia
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81s are truly remarkable shoes. I love the colour and styling of this particular shoe, that can be worn with almost anything in a casual setting. Its very comfortable right out of the box and needs to break in. I used it for a short run, not the best in arch support and cant be compared to other running shoes, but for shorter runs on treadmills, it looks like a smart choice. Great buy and highly recommended!

I'd also recommend: Converse, Puma

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No arch support

  • - customer
  • from Berkeley, California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Super stylish, comfortable and best of all, truly vegan and cruelty free. As a personal trainer and owner of fashion/fitness company sexy through science I really have had to search hard for a vegan sneaker that was stylish and functional and these are them! They look amazing and I run through the streets and subways of NYC as well and teach in dance studios with ease! I bought an extra pair I love them so much!

I'd also recommend: Hudson Jeans, Hunter Boots

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Queens, NY
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