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Casual sneaker in low-profile silhouette featuring logo side overlays and two-tone EVA midsole with flex channels at heel
Logo patch at tongue
Lightly padded collar and tongue
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..
8 M US
8 M US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These lightweight, super comfortable, super fly ninja shoes are...deadly. I think you can pretty much do anything in them: run, fly, shoot lightning bolts, be invisible, be awesome, etc. Many color options are available for any and all missions, be it covert op or just generally winning at life. These kicks are ready for just about anything.
This is my second pair. The first pair have lasted me 2 years on practically all terrain types and still have good tread, still have magic powers, still ride like a Ferrari, still look good (every once in awhile, after they're getting a bit dusty from the trail of victory, I fill the washing machine with water, put a cup of bleach in there, swish it around, drop these bad boys in there, put a couple white bath towels on top of them to keep them submerged, and hit "go". Presto. After you let them AIR DRY, they look brand new again.). They seem to be immortal.
Some basics: They ride low to the ground for good...
I'm an old school chap. These sneakers are just my style. I normally wear a 9 but took a chance by ordering a half size bigger. Perfect fit. Very lightweight. Feels like I'm wearing a slipper. Some reviews didn't mention the size comparison. I hope my review helps others when making a decision.
I'm a huge fan of Asics running shoes in general, and especially of their more casual models from the Onitsuka line, and the Ultimate 81 are no exception: these shoes are fantastic! I purchased the black and blue model, and they look awesome with dark jeans. At the same time they are very comfortable - lightweight, breathable and yet still warm on chilly November walks, with flexible soles and a bit of arch support. I have to say that these are probably my favorite Asics shoes so far and I can absolutely see myself buying the same model in different colors. I wear a women's 8.5 in Asics, and while the Amazon fit guide suggested going for a men's 7.5 (the Ultimate 81 are in men's sizes only), I compared shoe length on the Asics size chart and went for the men's size 7. It's a perfect fit! Not too loose or tight anywhere.
Overall highly recommend these! And to any ladies out there - don't let the men's sizing scare you away, these are not only for men.
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