How to style the Onitsuka Tiger Fabre BL-S 2

The Fabre BL-S 2 from the Onitsuka Tiger bears a design suitable for everyday wear. Its upper is dressed in leather resting on top of a white sole. The leather Tiger Stripes gives classic touch while providing added durability. 

Onitsuka Tiger offers this model in several hues. The most popular ones are the independence blue/white, cream/burnt red, white/black, black/white, Tiger yellow/directoire blue, kale/white, and beet juice/white. 

The brand also offers this in a shiny, glass leather version. This variation is available in two colorways, black/black and white/white.

To wear, the Onitsuka Tiger Fabre BL-S 2 looks fashionable on feet when donned with denim jeans and a crew neck knit top. A pair of dress pants also look great with this low-top sneaker. 

Notable features of the shoe

What makes the Fabre BL-S 2 of Onitsuka Tiger remarkable is the upper made of premium material. The leather materials utilized in this model are the PU coated leather and glass leather. These kinds of leather provide a luxurious look by its shiny finishing and soft texture.

The story behind the Fabre BL-S 2

Because he believed that playing sports and staying active are great ways to uplift the spirits of the youth post-war, Kihachiro Onitsuka established the Onitsuka Tiger in 1949. Through the years, the brand has been consistent in providing and engineering innovative products to improve its wearers' performance and style. 

While Kihachiro was enjoying his lunch, one beautiful day, he noticed that the octopus' tentacles firmly stuck on the bowl. That was when he thought of creating footwear with a superb grip by using the "tentacle's concept" on the outsole. This design on shoe became the option of many basketball teams across Japan. It was also the ticket of Onitsuka Tiger to go across several continents, seamlessly. 

Currently, Onitsuka Tiger is considered one of the best casual footwear brands in the market. It gained followers, for it was able to merge Japanese heritage design with modern fashion. This model also gained massive followers all around the globe and now offers bags, accessories, and apparel in their impressive lineup. Its sneaker series, meanwhile, continues to grow with a better and fashionable style. 

One of the latest releases of this brand is the Onitsuka Tiger Fabre BL-S 2.0 sneaker. This unisex sneaker was stirred from the classic basketball footwear called Fabre BL-S that was unveiled in 1975. The Fabre word was taken from the words "fast break" play in the hard courts. Onitsuka Tiger brought the classic silhouette back to the contemporary market, creating another fashionable low-top piece in its arsenal.

Nice to know

  • The Onitsuka Tiger Fabre BL-S 2 casual shoe is made of a vulcanized rubber outsole for traction.
  • A woven brand tab is found on the tongue.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Summer
Colorways: Black

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