Our verdict


The Delegation EX from Onitsuka Tiger displays a fresh perspective on the classic Mexico silhouette, added with cutting-edge technology that makes it more comfortable. It presents a style perfect for urban athletes and elite gamers.


  • Comfortable midsole
  • Easy to put on
  • Sufficient support
  • Great lockdown
  • Fits like a glove
  • Made to last
  • Stylish


  • Lacks cushion

Onitsuka Tiger Delegation EX: Locks the foot in place

The low-top Onitsuka Tiger Delegation EX sneakers are a unisex model offered in the men's range. It uses the traditional lacing system that can be easily adjusted according to the preference of the wearers.

This sneaker was inserted with a moisture-wicking Ortholite sockliner keeping the feet dry even during warm days.

The Flytefoam Propel technology, meanwhile, is an energetic foam formulation that features a unique elastomer compound that delivers a bouncy feel.

How to style the Tiger Delegation EX

The Onitsuka Tiger Delegation EX is available in several colorways. The most popular are black, cream/cilantro, white/electric blue, fiery red/black, peacoat/cream, and classic red/white.

There are several ways on how to make the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico Delegation EX fashionable on foot. A pair of beige bottoms and a blue denim jacket give a sartorial yet casual look.

For a comfort-with-a-twist look, pair this model with a dark-hued crew neck sweater and black chinos.

Notable features of the shoe

The Onitsuka Tiger Delegation EX casual sneaker displays a design from the classic collection of the brand, modernized for the current market. The upper was inspired by the Delegation iteration contemporized with the Flyfoam Propel midsole and rubber sponge on its outsole. These technologies not only update the look of the vintage model but also provides lightweight cushioning and a bouncy, shock-absorbing feel. 

Onitsuka Tiger Delegation EX: The history

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 was unveiled to the public in 1968 during the Olympic Parde of Nations. It was the first Onitsuka Tiger sneaker that wore the brand's signature stripe, which is also seen in ASICS sneakers today. 

The brand, later on, re-created and launched this classic iteration as Onitsuka Tiger Mexico Delegation. It features vintage details with a premium suede upper instead of classic leather. To further establish its reputation as a streetwear trailblazer, the brand launched various versions of the Delegation. Most of these versions were inserted with modern technology to enhance comfort, lightness, and adaptability. 

Another Delegation iteration recently unveiled is the EX version. The Onitsuka Tiger Delegation EX features design cues from the 60s added with Flytefoam Propel technology on the midsole and on the outsole. This tech is made of a lightweight foam combination that absorbs shock effectively. 

Nice to know

The Onitsuka Tiger Delegation EX for men and women has a durable rubber outsole that provides traction on various surfaces.