Originally marketed as a performance running shoe, the Onitsuka Tiger has been constantly updated over the past thirty years. While there have been a few changes to the actual functionality, the real work has been bringing the focus back to the design.
The 2011 version of the Onitsuka Tiger is seen here, known as the Ultimate 81. Using a mix of full grain leather and suede, the U81 is done in White Sand and Electric Green. The color White Sand looks exactly how it sounds – like the endless sand on a Caribbean beach. Sand is used on the laces, heel tab and tongue, making the color scheme almost monotonous. However, Electric Green pops out of nowhere, lining the midsole and capping off the tongue. The Ultimate 81 is available now at Onitsuka Tiger retailers worldwide.
Nike Court Tradition II
Release Date: 1/1/11
Color: Stealth/Pine Green
Retail Price: $55.00