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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:

82% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 9% Half size too Large
  • 82% 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 2,687 reviews.

Top Positive Review

19 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: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are super cute and really would work well with anything in my wardrobe. But the construction felt a little stiff (like cardboard) and didn't seem like it would wear in well. They were true to size, just not comfortable enough to justify keeping. Bummer.

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  • from Wisconsin
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Can't be too excited about these. I've had these in the past in suede/mesh uppers, and they were almost indestructible. However, the "black/birch" model with the canvas and leather uppers were worn for maybe a week before the rubber on the bend of the foot began to separate from the leather toe. What made it a bit more infuriating was the higher price of that model. A higher premium on a price should ensure a higher quality of construction than this. So I essentially paid a lot for an inferior version of a product that I'm normally pretty supportive of. The upside? They look(ed) pretty amazing and are remarkably comfortable before the sole decided to separate from the leather after a week of regular, day-to-day activities.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Very good looking urban sneaker. Comes with an extra pair of coordinating laces (cool!). They do come up pretty high in the back, so choose your sock carefully.

I'd also recommend: Tsubo, Frye, Keen

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  • from Sacramento, CA
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Stylish shoe but extremely uncomfortable. Over time this shoe just got more and more painful to wear. Which is surprising because I only ever hear about how comfortable they are. I finally just recently ripped out the current arch support and put in my own, hopefully that will make them more tolerable.

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  • from Minneapolis
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are wonderful! I'm usually an Adidas originals fan but I haven't had much luck with them lately because the sizing has felt inconsistent. The Onitsuka Tiger felt like they were made for my feet. I especially like how the back part with the Tiger logo comes up higher and protects my thin skin on that area from blisters. I've never had a white sneaker but the white/black/red ones were just too cute to resist. I have a feeling these will be the 1st of many Tigers I buy. And as always, Zappos rocks!

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Width: Medium

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