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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $220
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Fit & sizing

As a sneaker issued in unisex sizes, the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 DX is offered in men’s and women’s sizes. Wearers with wider feet configuration may opt for a half to full size up to get the best fit. With a flat lace enclosure, the low-top sneaker has a thin cushioning in the collar and tongue.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 DX Style

Classic designs like the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 are easy to mix and match with a variety of clothing as they seem to never get out of style. The premium version of the sneaker beautifully blends with casual clothes like tapered long pants, comfy walking shorts, and a relaxed-fit shirt for men while women may opt to pair these kicks with skinny jeans or slim shorts and a tank top for a perfect dress down garb for the spring, summer or fall seasons. The seemingly up to date silhouette of former running kicks turned into lifestyle sneakers like the Onitsuka tiger EDR 78 DX are effortlessly flexible to pair with a range of fashion styles and tastes.

Notable Features

The Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 DX is part of the Nippon Made collection of the label which features the best of Japan’s craftsmanship in footwear. The elegant design uses quality materials like premium leather. It is also stitched through a labor-intensive process that involved manual stitching to dying to attain a superior product that is known of the Japanese shoe manufacturer. The design from the material used and the details reflect perfectly the Japanese artisanal quality that is seamless, neat, and comfortable. An added boost to the model is the EDR 78’s extended rugged tread that starts from the forefoot and extends all the way to the back for superior traction.

Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 DX History

Japanese footwear manufacturer Onitsuka Tiger, which later became known as Asics, was founded in Kobe, Japan by Kihachiro Onitsuka in September 1949. The footwear company was first known to produce running shoes. The brand slowly inched its way into fame by manufacturing shoes for basketball and other sports.

In 1977, however, the brand Onitsuka Tiger was changed into Asics with the merger with other corporations as a general sports equipment manufacturer. In spite of the change of the brand name into Asics, several original designs and classic styles remained under the Onitsuka Tiger label like the popular Mexico 66 and Corsair.

One of the popular models that have been retained by the original Onitsuka Tiger label was the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 launched in 1978 as a model initially released only in Japan. The unique design was a combination of rubber, suede, and synthetic materials that are inspired by the Enduro, a combination of running and basketball sneaker favorite in the seventies.  

The most noticeable feature of the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 DX is a high traction sole that starts at the front and extends all the way to the back heel with visible traction patterns as it was initially intended as a trail running sneaker. Some four decades later since its release, the classic design of the low-top Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 is also released in its deluxe version with solid colorways and use of premium leather materials for stylish aesthetics and classy finish.

Additional Info

  • The name of the shoe EDR comes from the Enduro style popular in the 1970s while the 78 number that follows the name is the design’s original release year.

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