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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81® Reviews

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Customer Fit Survey:

49% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

93% "Felt true to width"

81% "Moderate arch support"

2765 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/24/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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.

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75 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/28/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

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.

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6 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2012

Riley B

from Santa Cruz, California

I'm in the eighth grade and I bought these shoes for the mile we run once a week. We record them and are graded by our times (it also gets competitive with the other students). Before I got these shoes I was running in Vans and my Personal Record was 6 minutes 32 seconds. The first mile I ran in these shoes I got a 5 minute 57 second mile time! The second time 5 minute 42 second! Overall these shoes are great for runners; long or short distance. They are very comfortable and I would recommend them to anyone!

Brands I'd also recommend: ASICS!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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6 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2011

Brian G

 

Great shoes. Are actually BLACK/WHITE not NAVY/WHITE. Look like the picture.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

June 25, 2012

Carly

from 2Rivers, WI

I am very picky about sneakers, because I usually end up keeping them for a long time. Before getting these shoes, I had been wearing the same pair of Tigers (Mexico 66) for about three years. I had also tried (and returned) styles by Keen and Puma before buying these. I wish I would have bought these sooner! They are just what I was looking for -- very comfortable and stylish. They feel way more flexible than my old 66's, which was a welcome change, slightly wider, which also feels great, and they manage to have fair support without looking bulky (I prefer low profile shoes all the way). Also a bonus: they come with an extra pair of laces in an accent color. I also saw a comment about a discrepancy in women's sizing in the official size chart, but I but I followed the official chart and they fit perfectly. Very happy, I definitely recommend these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: tigers all the way

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

These are such great shoes I am slowly getting a pair in every color. I needed these all black shoes for an internship and these will be perfect for my 16 hour days on my feet. They typically take a couple weeks to break in. They are really snug when you first try them on, but they will mold to your foot if you start wearing them frequently. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Anonymous

from rancho cucamonga, CA

I absolutely love these shoes! My only advice is to keep in mind they run small so get a half a size bigger or else you are going to have to return them and get a bigger size and wait a few more days. I am usually an 8½, but I needed to get a 9.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoes! I wore these for St. Patrick's Day and I got a lot of compliments. I wear a size 8 in women's shoes and the men's 6.5 were just a bit big but they still worked.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2012

Caroline

from East Coast

I got these for work in the ER, I'm on my feet 12 hours a day. They are comfortable, but I can't wear ankle socks or they rub in the back. But my feet do not hurt and they are light and cute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 4, 2012

Meredith R

from United States

These shoes are cool and comfy! I got them in the Black/Steel Grey. From the picture they look like they might be wool or felt, but they're actually a very heavy denim-type canvas/fabric. I'm a woman, and I got them to wear with jeans and t-shirts or with jeans and nicer tops like button-up shirts or sweaters, to make them look more sporty, and these shoes definitely fit the bill. They are my go-to shoes to wear with jeans! They're also nice and roomy. I got them a half-size larger to accommodate thicker socks in the winter and because I like my sneakers roomy, but I might could have done with my regular size if I only wore thinner socks with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Sarah B

from Nashville

Love my new Tigers! I have owned a pair of Mexico 66's for 4 years and love them, but these Ultimate 81's are definitely more substantial and supportive. Still nice and slim and look great with shorts or skinny jeans, but just a little more substance.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 27, 2011

Brent C

from Jackson, MS

I originally bought these simply because I liked how they looked. To my surprise, they quickly became my favorite pair of shoes because of their incredible comfort as well. The arch support is especially comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Simple

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2004

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

Great for running! These shoes are awesome for running (and come at a great price)! A light yet supportive minimalistic running shoe. The flat rubber sole allows for a smooth landing. These shoes get better traction on slippery surfaces than shoes with waffle soles; they also collect less dirt on the sole. I think I may try a half-size smaller next time. I'm looking forward to buying my next pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 14, 2012

Sue S

from Frankfort, Illinois

I bought these stylish gym shoes for my husband to wear this spring with jeans. He likes them alot but if we have to do a ton of walking, the lack of traditional support and cushion offered by a real gym shoe is noticeable. However, they are fine for general casual wear and look nicer than a running shoe with jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

J. G

from California

I bought these for a casual athletic shoe so I wouldn't wear my running shoes everywhere. They are so comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2012

Tyler

from Indiana

I have flat feet, but I love to run. These shoes are by far the best running shoes I've ever had. They’re also cheaper than any other running shoes I've ever purchased. I will surely be purchasing more. They’re comfortable and lightweight. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2012

Alma

from Virginia

These shoes look nice and come with two shoe string colors: white and orange. They fit snugly so if you want toe wiggle room maybe get half a size bigger. I wish there was a little bit more arch support, but other than that these are awesome shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Mr. C

from Ft. Wayne

These are amazing shoes. I have really high arches. So Asics alone are the best for that. This particular style is almost made for high arches. I'm on my feet all day for my job and I wear these and I don't have any problems. And not to mention I wear them out when I'm not at work. Cool style a huge selection of colors. So yeah. Do yourself a favor pick a pair up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Oakland

Very comfortable shoe! I use it for exercise. Very lightweight. Love! In fact, a friend of mine bought the exact same pair, because he loved them too! I would recommend this shoe to anyone. It feels great. I think I could run an extra mile!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Garden Grove, California

So glad Zappos has decided to jump on the band wagon and provide us with some of our favorites from the 70's and 80's. I have been waiting to find a nice looking brown shoe with some classic style. I'm loving my Asics Onitsuka Tigers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta

I normally wear men's size 10 1/2 and sometimes 11. I ordered these in 11 based on reviews of fit. Fit was perfect. I purchased these for Tai Chi and Wushu. These are my "Woo Shoes".

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2012

Beth W

from Denver, Colorado

Awesome shoes. I stand all day at work, and my feet hurt all the time. I decided to try these out after a friend recommended them. They look far better than the Dansko clogs I was wearing, and my feet feel better now that I started wearing the Tigers. Love them. I am buying another pair (at least one other pair).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 31, 2011

Anonymous

from San Jose, CA

Love the shoes! Would definitely buy again through Zappos (this was my first purchase).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 4, 2011

Aaron W

from Columbia, MO

They fit very well. I have had a pair of Tigers before, so I knew I wore a 10.5 (my usual size). They have a more narrow sole than shoes I have been used to wearing before, but nothing too bad. They also have the arch of the heel a little further back than other shoes I'm used to wearing, but I think it is actually more comfortable. Either way it definitely doesn't distract you. I have received compliments on them, so I guess they look nice to more than just myself.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2005

Marshall D

from San Antonio, Texas

Another great Onitsuka product! I got this shoe over the holidays, and I really love it. It's bright red, and as always the Tiger Stripes look cool. It's a really great fit, and is very comfortable. Like all the Onitsukas, they breathe really well, and this one is a bit different as well. The outsole on the front actually comes up around the sides of the shoe, making it very distinct and basically cool to wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Onitsukas or ASICS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 14, 2012

Lauren M

from Long Island, New York

These sneakers rock! Not only do they look great, but they are super comfortable. I will definitely be buying more in different colors. I have narrow/long feet and they feel very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

Bought these to replace very old and very loved Diesel shoes. Have received many compliments on them. Sometimes they almost look like denim...not as much cushion as a running shoe but overall fairly comfortable, can wear them all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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