Who should buy the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78

Consider having this pair of sneakers if:

  • You want a pair with a silhouette that has its root in running
  • You want a low-cut shoe

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 logo

Distinct style of Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78

Inspired by Enduro, a once-well-known trail sneaker released in 1978, the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 gets retro style points for fusing vintage tennis and basketball shoes.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 low-cut style

The upper is composed of a mix of suede, satin-looking textile, and synthetic materials, creating a standout contrast on sheen and matte finishes.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 upper

These materials also make the shoe lightweight and breathable. The signature stripe logo can be spotted on the medial and lateral sides.

Great features of Tiger EDR 78

Conceptualized from a shoe that performed, the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 is also built and styled for the streets this time.

Infused with an Ortholite sock liner and arch cookies, these sneakers are ensured of long-term cushioning and breathability.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 sock liner

As a trail-running-inspired shoe, these low-top sneakers possess extended rugged tread at the forefoot and heel, which provides superior traction.

History of Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78

Five years after World War II, Kihachiro Onitsuka conceptualized Onitsuka Tiger in an attempt to uplift people's spirits through the promotion of better health through sports.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 design

Although the creation of his first sneaker started in his living room, Onitsuka's story started with an octopus.

It became the brand's breakthrough innovation and led the development of the suction cup sole of the 1951 Tiger Basketball Shoe.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 outsole

Since then, Onitsuka Tiger became the crowd favorite of the ever-increasing popularity of Japan's basketball scene.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 lace

One of its releases is the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78, which is based on the then-popular 70's trail running shoe.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Colorways: Grey / White / Blue / Red / Brown / Black
SKUs: D503N1316 / D503N1323 / D503N2326 / D503N3158 / D503N5030 / D503N5350 / D5R3N9902 / D5S1L1111 / D5S1L9090 / D835L9090

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.