Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 Fashion Sneaker

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  • 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.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,642 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 12 B(M) US Women / 10.5 D(M) US MenColor: Castle Rock/Yellow
    Good old Onitsukas. Versatile shoe for urban and rural environments. Especially suited for ninjas. Arch support is amazing. Material breathes well. Cushioned soles still leave feeling and tactile connectivity to terrain. Tread design great for all purposes.
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    Size: 7 M USColor: Black/Lime Verified Purchase
    Very nice shoes, and not too expensive. My old shoes (Puma Athletic somethings) have very pointy toes - It wasn't a problem, but the fact that these Onitsukas have lots of room for my toes is apparent and very welcomed.
    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!
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Dark Navy/White Verified Purchase
    Great shoe. Fits snug but not constricting. Material is light but strong. Kinda like a great condom - tough enough for the filthiest brothel but stylish enough for a queen.
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    Size: 11 M USColor: Black/Lime Verified Purchase
    The line of footwear offered by Onitsuka Tiger is arguably one of the best-looking line of fashion footwear on the market today. At first glance, this shoe has a slim, low profile design and is remarkably lightweight.

    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.
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    Size: 7 M USColor: Grey/White Verified Purchase
    I love wearing these for a casual and sporty look and the color goes with "everything". They fit as expected and I wear them all day with no problems whatsoever. You will probably not regret buying these! I bought the mens size 7 to fit my womens size 8/8.5 foot. I almost always buy 8.5 in shoes, though I can sometimes fit an 8 depending on the brand, so I say these are true to size.
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Light Grey/Captain Blue Verified Purchase
    Love them along with all of my Tigers! These are wonderful shoes. Fit great, wear great, and are very comfortable.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Charcoal/Black/Black Verified Purchase
    I love the style of these shoes. They have just a little bit of flair to be interesting but are not crazy. The Ultimate 81 shoes are slightly larger than the Serrano Onitsuka Tigers, but they are still less bulky than a typical tennis shoe. If you are between two half sizes, I would go with the bigger size (I wear sizes 9.5 or 10, so I ordered a 10 and they fit well). These shoes were snug at first, but after a 2 week break in period they fit nicely. One thing that is hard to notice in the picture is that one of the vertical stripes is a shiny plastic, while the rest are a dull black.
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    By miles c. on January 14, 2013
    Size: 12 B(M) US Women / 10.5 D(M) US MenColor: Tango Red/Cloud Verified Purchase
    DURABLE, AWESOME, FANTASTIC. they're EXTREMELY DURABLE. I work in a warehouse, do parkour, tricking and run around alot. The first shoes to withstand my abuse. Very good shoes. I love them so. Everyone needs to buy a pair. Only thing to mention. They do have an arch, so if your flat footed like me, itll take some time to get used to them or wear them down to flat. 5/5!
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