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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!
  • Features a lightweight and durable sneaker that's great for any casual setting.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 20% 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!
  • Features a lightweight and durable sneaker that's great for any casual setting.
  • 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.
  • 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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Customer Reviews

Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81®

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 2,760 reviews.

Top Positive Review

22 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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My son keeps coming back to this shoe. He grew out of it an year (it still had plenty of wear left). He likes that they are vegan, comfortable, outside of the norm of the kicks-obsessed middle school culture, and great for every day and gym class. Only drawback the smell is really attractive to our puggle who destroyed one shoe, one week after purchasing. Zappos saved us though and sent us a new pair. So 5 Stars for shoes and 5+ for Zappos.

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  • from Medford, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are super comfortable and I love them for walking, however the light gray mesh area is very breathable making them not good shoes for wet or very cold weather.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these shoes. Have ordered two pairs. Feel comfy. Minimalist retro feel. Great alternative to the SUV feel of modern shoes.

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  • from WV
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is the most comfortable and fun shoe I've worn in a long time. I'm not running in them and yet I feel like I could...and fast! No major arch support, but better for walking than others I've tried. The fabric (vs. nylon or leather) is unique. I need a roomy toe box and a narrow heel, and this fits the bill. I usually wear a 9 or 9.5 and am wearing a 10 in the Tiger. Very happy with this purchase, and with Zappos, as always!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from San Francisco bay area
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Best looking sneakers I have bought in a long time. Big fan. Comfort would be spot on, but I have flat feet and there is a slight raise in the arch area that took some getting used to. Otherwise these get 5 stars across the board.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Madison, WI
$75.00

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