8 users: 4.8 / 5
Style: Platform
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Onitsuka Tiger Lifestyle Shoes

Verdict from 7.8 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • The majority of satisfied reviewers consider the Onitsuka Tiger Pokkuri PF as comfortable.
  • Numerous ladies praise its fashionable and eye-catching style.
  • Like most Onitsuka Tiger sneakers, a few reviewers deem that the Pokkuri Platform is durable.
  • This sneaker fits true to size, according to many.
  • Most reviewers highly recommend this kick to anyone.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer mentions that she does not like that the Onitsuka Tiger Pokkuri PF looks heavy.
  • A critic shares that her pair is hard to keep clean.

Bottom line

As the brand's entry to the platform sneakers collection, Onitsuka Tiger unveils the Pokkuri PF. This sneaker flaunts a style nostalgic of the iconic Tiger Corsair silhouette. Its vintage aesthetics is modernized by using an elevated sole, creating a fashionable and neck-breaking sneaker.

This kick boasts its comfort and durability as well, allowing this to be a good sneaker choice for style-conscious wearers who values comfort and quality.

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The low-top Onitsuka Tiger Pokkuri Platform casual shoe is offered exclusively in women's range. It has the conventional lacing system that can be quickly adjusted according to the wearer's preference. The midsole, meanwhile, is made of EVA that provides lightweight and comfortable cushioning.

The Onitsuka Tiger Pokkuri Sneaker Platform displays a look reminiscent of the classic Tiger Corsair sneaker. This model is dressed in leather or natural fiber, added with leather panels for added style and durability. The platform midsole, meanwhile, creates a modernized vibe and distinct look to this sneaker.

The brand offers this sneaker in trendy colorways. The most popular hues are black, white, white/white, white/sour yuzu, cream/sun coral. Meanwhile, the Pokkuri PF dressed in natural fiber/leather displays a sakuragai/cool mist colorway.

The Onitsuka Tiger Pokkuri Platform looks fashionable on feet in countless ways. Most women opt to sport this sneaker with their maxi dresses and blazer. Some ladies, meanwhile, don this platform sneaker with their yoga pants or skinny denim jeans paired with an oversized hoodie or a crew neck knit top.

It is almost impossible not to notice the thick platform sole of the women's Onitsuka Tiger Pokkuri PF lifestyle shoes. The 1" platform is made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate or EVA, a lightweight and durable cushioning seen on most sneakers. The brand added wedges found on the forefoot and heel section contribute to flexibility and enhance its contemporary appeal.

The Corsair was released in 1966 during the Mexico Olympics game. It was initially called the Cortez and distributed by the Blue Ribbons Sports Company, which later on called Nike. This company held the rights to distribute Onitsuka Tiger shoes in the US and was headed by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman.

When Bowerman tweaked an Onitsuka Tiger model, with the blessings of the company, the Blue Ribbons Sports renamed the silhouette. Unknown to the Onitsuka Tiger, Bowerman replaced the Tiger Stripes into Swoosh, creating a friction between the two companies. This incident ended in Blue Ribbons Sports losing the rights to distribute Onitsuka Tiger sneakers in the United States. 

Both companies filed cases against each other in the US courts. After a lengthy legal battle, the court finally ruled that both companies could still sell the Cortez. While Blue Ribbons Sports kept the Cortez, the Onitsuka Tiger brand renamed it into Corsair. 

The design of Corsair catapulted the start of a new generation of running footwear designs. Various iterations were stirred from the classic and versatile look of the Corsair. One of them is the women-exclusive Pokkuri PF, which flaunts a look reminiscent of the Corsair. This model has a 1" elevated sole with an upper made of leather or natural fiber. The leather overlays create a nostalgic vibe with enhancing the overall durability.

  • The Onitsuka Tiger Pokkuri PF sneaker for women in the sakuragai/cool mist colorway is dressed in natural fiber upper. 
  • The Ortholite sockliner used in this kick enhances the overall comfort by absorbing moisture from the foot.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.