Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The majority of wearers agree that the Tiger Runner is a very supportive and athletic pair of Asics shoes
  • Many love the Tiger Runner’s super cute, retro style.
  • They are particularly cushy, as per a lot of testers. 
  • According to several reviews, these low-top sneakers offer amazing comfort. 
  • This pair has very accurate sizes and fit true to size, based on some Asic fans. 
  • Several love the shoe’s color and versatility.
  • A good percentage of the buying public agree that the shoes are priced right.
  • Those with big-sized feet are happy to have purchased the runners as they make their feet look small. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users find that the shoes lack arch support. 
  • Some have wished that the Tiger Runner’s shoestrings should be longer to enable a better tie.

Bottom line

Heritage styling reveals the best in this low-profile sneaker from Asics. The Asics Tiger Runner is a sportstyle and lifestyle shoe with a contemporary design that’s perfect for everyday wear. With influences from Asics’ creations, the Runner taps into the athleisure trend with minimal bustle and maximum effect. 

Although there may have been some tweaks made to these sneakers, they are crafted to fit into every sneaker and sports enthusiast’s collection. 

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Good to know

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

  • 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.


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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.