Base model: Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Onitsuka Tiger Lifestyle Shoes
Price: $220
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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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.