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Asics Ultimate 81 Shoe - Men's


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    5 Reviews


    Aged to perfection.

    The '80s may have produced some regrettable trends, but they also produced the Asics Men's Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 Shoes, so the decade wan't all bad. First made back in '81, these throwback running shoes were widely considered to be some of the most technical running shoes of their day. Now more suitable for everyday wear, they feature a synthetic upper, a two-tone EVA midsole, and a tread-heavy rubber sole with a TPU stability shank. 

    • Synthetic upper
    • Padded collar
    • Standard lace closure
    • EVA midsole
    • Rubber sole with TPU heel insert
    • Item #ASC008A

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    rubber, TPU stability plate
    Claimed Weight
    (single, size 9) 11 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Sized large? Otherwise great

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I usually wear a 9.5 so ordered a 9.5. They seemed to be a bit roomy on the sides. Swapped them out for a 9 and they fit perfect.
    I haven't had them too long but so far they are much lighter than I was expecting (a good thing) and are extremely comfortable. First time buying Onitsuka and would definitely buy them again.

    Stylish and Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Great casual shoes with classic style. I've gotten many comments on these. On top of that these have all day comfort.

    Onitsuka is the safest path!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Onitsuka is the safest path, you always get quality and a cost effective product, confortable and predictable. The color silver/black is accurate, and a perfect choice for daily.

    Classy and Classic

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are my first Asics Onitsukas, maybe my first Asics of any variety, and I'm impressed. I have an average width foot, and the cradling is a bit closer than Vans, with more substantial laces. Not thicker laces, the laces just run further down the toe for a more snug fit. Looks wise, they match the photo pretty much perfectly (I got grey). They go with everything and I feel light and nimble.

    I usually wear a 9.5 or 10, bought 10s in these, and they don't slip at all. Probably would have been fine in a 9.5 as well. So essentially, the sizing feels just right.