Verdict from 6 user reviews

12 reasons to buy

  • For users with relatively narrow feet, the sneaker fits true to size.
  • It contains a very cozy leathery lining that makes it soothing when putting the sneaker on.
  • Almost all of the users were unanimous to say that the sneaker requires no break in time.
  • The sneaker is reasonably priced.
  • Colorways for the Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship 2.0 displayed a unique style and had attracted consumers to buy them more.
  • It provides supreme comfort, and frequent travelers might find its convenient stance rather handy.
  • A handful of buyers observed its durability.
  • The sneaker's leather upper was incredibly soft and can be interchangeably described as buttery.
  • The stylish appeal of the sneaker can go along with almost any clothing combination.
  • One wearer was relieved that the back collar of the Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship 0 doesn't rub against his Achilles heel.
  • The leather iteration of the Lawnship 2.0 can be easily cleaned just by wiping the grime off.
  • The gold accents on some of its colorways are a nice touch, according to some reviewers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Several users were dismayed by the poorly constructed tongue which looks like a low-quality foam sewn into the leather tongue. This design makes the sneaker look unfinished.
  • According to few wearers, the sneaker tends to get hot due to the coated leather interior coupled by a non-breathable insole.
  • A customer mentioned that the padding on the tongue only makes the sneaker feel cramped.
  • Though not much of a big deal, the sneaker gets wrinkled whenever the laces are tightened.

Bottom line

Onitsuka Tiger brought back another timeless recreation from their coveted sneaker vault by introducing the new and improved Onitsuka Tiger Lawship 2.0 model. The vintage model had its sole remade into a more contemporary vulcanized construction to harness its longevity as well as project a low profile appeal.

Users with narrow feet might enjoy a true to size fit, but those with a broader length can go half a size up. One can use it on a daily basis but take note of its non-breathable nature which would seem unholy during the summer season.

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Good to know

The sneaker contains a buttery soft leather upper which is complemented by a coated leather interior for a cozy feel. It is built in a unisex construction with sizes ranging from 7 to 13. Women are strongly advised to go 1.5 sizes up from the men's to obtain their proper fit.

The low top tennis sneaker can play along with almost every style of clothing combo possible. Men can sport it with joggers and jeans complementing the sneaker's colorway. Women can casually blend it with capris or white jeans that are perfect for walking. Sundresses can be partnered as well as one can pass the sneaker for a Common Projects pair.

The Lawnship was released a few years earlier than the 2.0 version, but the only difference between the 2 is the sole. The Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship 2.0 features a new and improved vulcanized midsole which scraps the original model's textured tooling.

Onitsuka Tiger was one of the global brands that sparked the commercial manufacture of tennis shoes in the past. Its very first model was the Tiger Winning tennis shoes which debuted in 1957. This breakthrough sneaker introduced breathable fabric uppers with enhanced gripping soles to accommodate the swift moves during the booming tennis era.

Two years after the release of the Tiger Winning, a subsequent version came up which now includes a herringbone pattern outsole. In 1963, the original Tiger Winning had a remake and changed its name to Passing which featured a new sole made of high abrasion rubber. After more than a decade of company change-ups and mergers, a follow-up was witnessed deemed the Lawnship which caters three different styles of play. The Lawnship 30 contains a molding sockliner which improves the fit while the Lawnship 40 and Lawnship 15 has a leather and mesh upper, respectively.

After decades of silence, the Onitsuka Tiger brand resurrected the Lawnship model from their sneaker vault and re-soled the vintage court shoe. The Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship 2.0 replenishes the iconic image of the classic Onitsuka Tiger tennis silhouette while bringing forth a contemporary low top appeal with its vulcanized tooling.

  • Onitsuka Tiger brandings can be seen at the sneaker's tongue, footbed, outsole, and at the back of the heel. A notched OT branding is also visible on the lateral side.
  • It contains six perforation holes on both lateral and medial sides of the shoe.
  • The lace enclosure includes seven eyelets for a customizable fit.


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