When you hear the word “tiger” what do you think? Powerful? Strong? Fierce? Beautiful? Well, in Onitsuka Tiger’s case all of the above are applicable… Just ask Uma Thurman, who showed off the brand’s cool side in Kill Bill.
The brand is actually Japanese, named after the founder Kihachiro Onitsuka in 1949. It started off with the ambitious goal of being the best sport shoes in the world. They have accomplished quite a lot with their stylish athletic footwear and have established a close relationship with athletes and coaches alike to change the landscape of sports.
Ever heard of ASICS? It is one of the biggest sports brands in the world… and yup, is also part of the Onitsuka Tiger label, but in 2001 the brand focused their energy on the comeback of the original name – emphasising their traditional craftsmanship with the blend of modern Japanese aesthetics. Since then they have once again become an important part of street style and championships all over the world.
These shoes are loved by movie stars and loved by athletes… is there anything these shoes can’t do? You can get the Onitsuka Tiger look too – in any way you’d like!
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