Our verdict


These heritage-looking kicks from Japan’s Onitsuka Tiger brand are well-cushioned and light, making it easy for your feet to explore The Big Apple in comfort. Even if you hold your tour for a whole day. The retro style is striking and easy on the eyes, so you’ll fit right in with New York’s stylish crowd. Onitsuka Tiger New York sneakers are crafted using quality materials, and the construction is top-notch.


  • All-day wear
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish retro design
  • Provides excellent cushioning
  • Very well-made
  • Highly breathable


  • A bit narrow
  • No arch support

Who should buy the Onitsuka Tiger New York

Consider this pair worth having if:

  • You are searching for a pair perfect for all-day wear with high breathability for greater comfort
  • You admire low-cut shoes with a retro vibe
  • You want a pair that provides excellent cushioning

Onitsuka Tiger New York logo

Great style of Onitsuka Tiger New York

Classics will always be trendy no matter the season. New York kicks carry that enviable classic flair that marks all of the brand’s shoes. These sneakers from the casual collection of Onitsuka Tiger have mostly tonal uppers of mesh and suede contrasted only by the Tiger Stripes at the sides and the linings. 

Onitsuka Tiger New York upper

White midsoles and black outsoles complete the look. 

Perfect built of Tiger New York

Although shoe techs make the feet happier, in some instances, shoes don’t need them at all. Take the Onitsuka Tiger New York model for one. 

Onitsuka Tiger New York heel

These sneakers aren’t inundated with technological features, and yet they feel extremely comfortable and cushioned. The secret is in the construction.

Onitsuka Tiger New York lace

Good shoes are designed to perfection, and these kicks seem to be built with the user’s pleasure in mind. From the choice of materials and cushioning down to the style and colors, everything is well-thought-out. 

Onitsuka Tiger New York collar

History of Tiger New York

Onitsuka Tiger is a Japanese brand with more than seven decades of footwear manufacturing history.

Onitsuka Tiger New York back view1

After merging with Jelenk and GTO, the company has been renamed as ASICS, which is known for contemporary footwear with advanced tech. Heritage and retro-style shoes, meanwhile, continue to be produced under the Onitsuka Tiger name. 

Onitsuka Tiger New York midsole

Onitsuka Tiger New Yorks are classically-styled shoes that carry a 70s flavor. The brand has kept the styling simple and at a minimum. 

Onitsuka Tiger New York outsole

The heels, toe tips, and eyerows are covered in suede, the Tiger stripes are done in leather, and the rest of the shoes are mesh. 

Onitsuka Tiger New York toebox