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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Tai Chi™ Reviews

319 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

65% "No arch support"

311 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/30/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have wide feet, but it stretched to fit my feet, due to leather uppers. I do have size 11 shoes and length was perfect fit. I used them for TaiChi practice and exhibition and worked out well. Light and stylish. Have been using them on carpet and indoors only so should last me for years/years. Zappos has best price for these shoes. Was hesitant to get at first, but the return policy made it easier to get and try out.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/15/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Well, they killed Bill. It looks the same on the outside, but the February 2013 version of this shoe added 9-10mm of heel wedge inside the shoe. What used to be the most stylish zero-drop shoe on the market is now just another uncomfortable, faux-retro wedge. As of this writing you can still get the classic flat style in white (identifiable by the perforated insole), but it looks like the mass market monster has finally killed the Tai Chi. Not that it will do any good, but everyone who loved the minimalist classic version should write Asics and let them know that The Bride is not happy about what they did to her shoes.

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

I have had these for almost a year, and use them for minimalist running when the weather is too cold to wear my favorite shoes ever--Vibram Five Fingers. Though not designed for running, these Asics are perfect for the minimal running style because they have a very thin flexible sole. It's not the most attractive shoe for running, but as you can imagine, if I'm running in Fiver Fingers a lot of the time, I probably don't care how my feet look. Functionality on these is the draw for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 27, 2011

Mike B

from Chantilly, VA

These are great shoes for frequent travelers looking for a light non bulky sports shoe that packs well in a small overnighter. They are great for hotel workout rooms. They provide enough stability for free weights, treadmills and ellipticals. I walked several miles when I first got them and found them to be comfortable and adequate. I have been wearing Asics running shoes for years, and these remain true to Asics' out of the box comfort. They are true to size. I would not recommend these for serious running, however. They look great with jeans for street wear. I received several compliments on their looks and questions about the brand. Apparently they are difficult to get. I will buy them in other colors if they become available. I ordered them from Zappos at 4:00 PM and was wearing them the following day which is pretty amazing service from Zappos, and cannot argue about the price! I would give these five stars across the board because they met all of my requirements and expectations.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Onitsuka Tiger

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 8, 2011

Christa

from Sacramento, CA

I have had these Tai Chi's for over a year and they are some of my favorite shoes! They do not have any arch support but if you buy arch supports they are fine. I do not recommend padded insoles for these shoes! In the photos these shoes look fairly rigid, specifically around the toe area however in reality you can faintly see where your toes are because the material is not very thick. For this reason I do not recommend getting the padded insoles. Size wise I normally wear a women's 8½ and have a thinner foot and an 8 fits perfect. I would not recommend these shoes to someone with wide feet. After wearing these shoes for a year they have held up great. The only downside is the back of the heel and the side of my outer toes gets dirty. But for white shoes they are still looking awesome! They are stylish, have a great grip, and are durable. They do not provide any arch support, and the material is not thick.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2013

D. C

from Texas

Well, they killed Bill. It looks the same on the outside, but the February 2013 version of this shoe added 9-10mm of heel wedge inside the shoe. What used to be the most stylish zero-drop shoe on the market is now just another uncomfortable, faux-retro wedge. As of this writing you can still get the classic flat style in white (identifiable by the perforated insole), but it looks like the mass market monster has finally killed the Tai Chi. Not that it will do any good, but everyone who loved the minimalist classic version should write Asics and let them know that The Bride is not happy about what they did to her shoes.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Loveland CO

Best minimalist shoe I've found! I wore mine out then shopped around for a while before I ordered another pair. I can't find anything else as comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Love it! Very comfortable, will get another pair of Onitsuka Tiger soon!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2012

Anonymous

from The hills of Va.

My daughter in law loved the shoes and they fit well. The delivery service was great. Would certainly order from Zappos again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Bjallen

from Dallas

I've been wearing these several days a week for a month or so now. I really think they're great. I like my shoes to have no support and thin soles.

Brands I'd also recommend: vivobarefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Pol D

from Silver City, NM

These simply rock! Possibly the most comfortable things I've ever put on my feet, including socks. They feel more comfortable than barefoot. Total foot luxury. A lot of reviews said they were narrow. I am Med width and I bought Med width, had no probs, so I can't advise on that, just put another experience into the mix. Regardless, if u haven't guessed yet, I love them and highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 8, 2012

Carlos A

from Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Maximum quality shoe...great materials and looks also pretty cool. Wearable with shorts and jeans. Very graceful. Exceeded my expectations.

Brands I'd also recommend: Guess and Diesel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2012

Anonymous

from CT

These are great shoes! They are flexible enough in uppers and soles to allow great freedom of movement. I love the fact that there's no arch support because it allows the foot muscles to do their jobs, and they're really comfortable overall! Also, they're a classic style which gets noticed!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2012

TJ M

from Iowa

I love these shoes and will be buying another pair. They do run a size large for myself and many friends.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Fresno, California

Amazing shoes with more arch support than what you would expect from such a light and flexible shoe. Really nice just to walk around the house but super nice to work out in. I liked them so much a bought a 2nd pair of Onitsuka Serrano just to walk around outside and drive. I'm a big man size 14 shoe and these are just the best shoes I'm my 48 year memory. My daughter liked them and she bought the green Mexico 66 pair. I'm hooked. Forget Nike and New Balance. I found a shoe for life.

Brands I'd also recommend: Onitsuka Serrano - black

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 31, 2011

Michael M

from Florida

These I would wear every day as they place us back into our normal walking alignment. They are comfortable, flexible, and light on your feet while griping the floor very well. They are perfect for my Tai Chi practice. I would make one comment/suggestion and that would be, if Zappos could offer a wide width as well as medium.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2011

Mitzi c

from United States

This was a gift for my husband so I cannot first hand review the comfort of the shoe. I can say that the Zappos shopping experience was uneventful -- which is good -- and my hubby seems to love the shoes, which is also good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2011

Alex W

 

I'm on my third pair of these, and while I don't wear them every day anymore I definitely did at one point. There so thin that your basically barefoot, so if you're looking for something with support look elsewhere. I did, however, walk the circumference of the Aurelian walls multiple times in these and they were still comfortable 12 miles in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 5, 2011

Daniel W

from Minneapolis

I get compliments every day on these shoes. They are very comfortable and I am thinking of getting another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2011

Faith R

from Micco, FL

My husband and I have each bought this style. We like it very much. After seeing our shoes, two other people have ordered the same product.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fit flops

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 20, 2011

Anonymous

from United States

These shoes are quite thin and minimalistic. They are excellent thin sole shoes. I gave found them very comfortable, well fitting and extremely sleek. People notice when I put these on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 10, 2011

Felix S

from San Francisco

Excellent thin sole shoe. I've found it very comfortable, well fitting and extremely sleek. People notice when I put these on. They're surprisingly comfortable for riding on SPD bike pedals too. Don't think that there's no sole whatsoever. One thing is that the leather is relatively thin, so you will get a big toe bump -- but it looks totally normal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram Five Fingers, Sketchers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 6, 2011

Anonymous

from miami,florida

This is my first Tiger shoe, which is very comfortable and looks nice. It covered all of my expectations well, the delivery service was excellent. They arrived on time as they said. The ordering and shipping went fast and smooth! They are totally recommended. Thank you Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Shoes are awesome! I have been using them in the gym only. Very comfortable. Bought them because of their flat sole which is good for squats and dead lifts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, Nevada

These sneakers are great, very light, with a very thin sole. I was looking for replacements for Puma K-Streets and these, while being slightly heavier, definitely fit the bill. I usually take a size 12 but needed to order an 11.5 for these to get a good fit. Zappos, of course, is amazing with their customer service and free, quick shipping. Almost every order comes the next day after placing the order.

Brands I'd also recommend: O'Neill Superfreak Tropical RT Boot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 10, 2011

Tim A

from Providence, RI

This shoe is so fancy looking, and there really isn't much to it. I can't believe how light it is.. it's like not wearing a shoe at all. It also attracts alot of attention. I've had people I don't know come up to me to ask about this shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

My friend saw me wearing a new pair of Onitsuka Tigers, slightly different from these, and admired their low profile and classic look. I immediately whipped out the Zappos app and suggested we order him a similar pair, because I'd seen these while shopping and thought of him. This sounds so silly, because we were at a bbq together and everyone was asking what we were looking at on my phone, and we had to explain we were shoe shopping for him on Zappos. He loves them, and he's someone who likes a classic boat shoe or Ked for a guy, but something sleeker and more up-to-date is even better!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Keds, Tretorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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