Size and fit

The Asics Tiger Runner has a mesh and leather upper that elicits durability and gives off a  premium look. With a traditional lace-up closure, one is ensured a perfect and a more secure fit. 

Although this pair is only available in men’s sizing, women who would like to cop a pair can go a half size down from their usual size. 

Asics Tiger Runner Style

Regarded as a heritage running shoe, this low-top silhouette presents a retro design that is well-loved in the sneaker scene. Inspired by the classic running shoes, these kicks are made from premium and quality materials with a contemporary design that sends off a varsity athleisure vibe.

The Tiger Runner’s upper is crafted from premium leather and mesh that is made to last for a long time. Featuring a two-toned midsole and contrasting Asics’ signature stripes with the branding as a reference to its origins, the overall look of this sneaker is completed. 

This Asics’ shoe is made available in a wide array of colors. One can choose colors ranging from the classic black with white signature stripes, Midnight with white and yellow accents, black with electric blue stripes, the classic red with black stripes, mantle green with its white stripes and white with the classic red stripes.

With its contemporary design, the Tiger Runner is sure to give a stylish spin on a variety of outfits. A sporty ensemble that is composed of gym outfits like shorts, spandex tops and joggers. For a casual style, one can simply pair it with a plain top and a pair of jeans. 

Notable Features

The Asic Tiger Runner is a shoe that boasts of its heritage influences for an athleisure look. With an upper that is crafted from premium leather and mesh, it is made to last for a long time. For a more snug and comfortable fit, the lightly-padded collar and tongue are responsible for it. Moreover, textile linings with a cushioned footbed provide added comfort.  A low-profile EVA midsole offers lightweight cushioning and long-wear support. Durable wear is guaranteed with its flexible rubber outsole. 

Asics Tiger Runner History

Founded prior to 1950, Asics is one of the few sportswear brands that was earlier introduced in the sneaker world. After World War II, founder Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka was a simple employee with a normal job in Kobe, Japan. He noticed that sneakers were suddenly in short supply in the country. Seeing an opportunity, on September 1, 1949, Onitsuka established the footwear brand in Kobe. In the same year, it was reorganized as Onitsuka Company Limited in Kobe with four employees and a capital of 300,000 yen.

Later on, the company name was changed to ASICS, an acronym for the Latin expression “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano”. Inspired by a quote from celebrated Roman satirist Juvenal, “if you pray to God, you should pray for a sound mind in a sound body,” Onitsuka’s goal was to create footwear for the Japanese youth in order for them to maintain healthy lifestyles.

Asics has produced a great number of athleisure and casual shoes since the day that it was founded. Among these footwear products is the classic Asics Tiger Runner. This shoe surely knows its past but loves very much in the present. Created with a ‘90s inspired runner style, this evolutionary shoe has a cool and clean design with an up-to-the-minute look and updated tech detailing. 

Nice to know

  • The Asics Tiger Runner pays homage to the world's greatest track stars of the past. 
  • ASICS Stripes are stitched into the upper as a reference to its origins.

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole

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