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- Leather and Fabric
- Rubber sole
- Classic sneaker with Tiger lettering at heel cup featuring lightly padded collar and tongue
- Signature faux-leather overlay at quarterpanel
- Two-tone EVA midsole with flex channels at heel
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The Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 is one of the choice technical runners of the 80’s, with its two-tone EVA midsole and flexible TPU heel to offer superior support and cushioning. The enhanced stability of this shoe is created by the revolutionized outsole design, providing the runner with optimal traction and shock absorption.
Since 1949, Onitsuka Tiger has created stylish sports products inspired by the Japanese values of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Through their crafts, Onitsuka Tiger brings together East and West, and demonstrates what it means to be "Made of Japan."
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00GOYB2VM
- Item model number: Ultimate 81-U
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
The tread seems grippy enough; Not so aggressive that you'll tear out rubber and shred the shoes in horrible mangled chunks (after a few weeks of jumping around and gym stuffs), but good enough that you won't slip in most situations. It does an amazing job of picking up little rocks though; you'll be picking them out all the time if you like keeping the soles all nice looking (or uniform and clean).
Unlike my Pumas these shoes are very nicely constructed (The Pumas were on sale -like 75% off- because there was some quality issue) . The materials and stitching are very good quality. No defects or any weird problems occurring due to manufacture error or shipping mishap.
They are pretty flat shoes, but actually the insole is slightly molded to support your inner arches. They are extremely lightweight too, which is awesome because then I don't feel like I'm lugging extra weight around. It also makes them perfect gym shoes (I work at a parkour/gymnastics type gym)
And they are pretty stylish; bold looking with the stark Black/green/white contrast. I almost don't want to wear my other shoes anymore because they simply don't look as sharp as these do.
I was originally going to use them as my parkour gym shoes, but I really love them, and now I find I wear them all the time. It takes a determined effort to not wear them with my everyday outfits haha.
Very nice shoes!
Wearing these shoes, there is a noticeable arch support rather than the typical flat insole cushioning found in other brands (and possibly even other Tiger styles; I have not owned any other pairs). This is good for people with a higher arch, as I have. However, the shape of the sole is typical of athletic style shoes, and narrows significantly between the toes and heel. For someone who over pronates (again, such as myself), this is not an optimal design, as the foot will be constantly rolling inward, causing fatigue and pain.
Grip is good on the soles of these shoes. The sole is flat, with a simple waffle/circle pattern across the entire bottom. In wet conditions, grip plummets, so I wouldn't recommend parkour in the rain while wearing these. Fit is fairly true, but perhaps on the snug side. I normally wear a size 11, sometimes a 10.5. This pair, a size 11, leaves no room for question, but fits comfortably. At first the cushioning at the heel feels too firm, but when walking it's apparent that it is properly designed, offering enough shock absorption to avoid jolting pain, yet enough support to be substantial and not feel like there's gelatin underfoot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've never bought Ultimate 81s before but I caught them on sale so I decided to try two pairs.
+ love the materials and the hints of color
+ very... Read more
These are probably the best parkour shoes I've ever had. They're light, flexible, and very grippy. They're great on most surfaces and you won't find yourself slipping off bars or... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
The heel is too high and it's easy to roll an ankle if you don't have completely straight pressurePublished 5 days ago by Mason Fleet
I bought these as a light-weight and decent looking shoe to wear every day in a business casual setting. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Kristov
Very nice shoes. These are my day to day casual wear shoes and I really like them. They are pretty stylish and go with most things. Read morePublished 16 days ago by amd