US men’s sizing is available, from 6.5 to 11.5 in medium width, running true to size. Its low-top construction makes the Onitsuka Tiger Slip-On Deluxe a good shoe for unhindered ankle movement. Solid fit and support are delivered by the smooth suede upper and the elastic fabric on the sides.
A simple, unassuming design lets the low-top Onitsuka Tiger Slip-On Deluxe stand out from others of its kind. It comes in neutral, monochromatic color options with a smooth, uncluttered upper, which means it can flow with any outfit for the day. Pants and shorts in neutral colors along with simple t-shirts or polo shirts are especially good for matching with the kicks.
With a very laidback flair, there’s not much styling effort to be done with the shoes, and they can be paired with almost anything. Subdued colors are best to maintain a minimalistic appeal. The shoes have an understated appearance as well as a modern luxury upper, making them suitable for dressing up or down. They are also appropriate for wearing in the summer and spring seasons.
True to its name, the Onitsuka Tiger Slip-On Deluxe is a convenient sneaker with a luxurious, comfortable construction. It has a very minimal and straightforward design with a seamless suede upper. Its subtle ombré look is complemented by the monochromatic stitch detail. There is also very slight branding, with the Onitsuka Tiger brand logo limited to the heel tab in white.
An elastic material is on the sides of the tongue to help ease the foot in and out. Continuing its simple design is the plain white sole and lightly padded collar. The outsole also incorporates the classic Onitsuka Tiger outsole tread pattern, while the insole is made for premium comfort.
Onitsuka Tiger is among Japan's oldest shoe brands, tracing its origin back to the founding of Onitsuka Co. Ltd. in 1949. It was established by Kihachiro Onitsuka, who wanted to increase the self-esteem of the youth through athletics in post-war Japan. In 1977, the company merged with GTO and Jelenk to form ASICS, which stands for "Anima Sana in Corpore Sano,” Latin for “a sound mind in a sound body.”
Many classic Onitsuka Tiger models have come out of the Onitsuka Tiger catalog, among them the OK shoe, Marup, Mexico, and the Corsair. Each shoe that the brand produced featured Japanese design principles, such as commitment to quality, efficiency, and a minimalistic style. Each model was also designed with the modern lifestyle in mind, achieving a balance of style and function.
Today, Onitsuka Tiger still produces heritage shoes under its own name. Their continued popularity has made the Tiger Stripes a globally recognized symbol for high performance in sports. Additionally, the brand has also produced some notable lifestyle shoes, such as the Onitsuka Tiger Slip-On Deluxe. Available at a premium price, the kicks have a modern silhouette with a lush upper.
The Slip-On Deluxe is part of the brand’s “Nippon Made” collection, which was launched in 2008 as a line of shoes that features the best of Japanese craftsmanship. Each model is carefully and meticulously made by a skilled hand, including every stitch and step of the design process. As part of the collection, the shoe's materials and attention to detail are exceptional, showcasing Japanese artisanal skill at its height.
- Navy blue and grey are the two color versions available for the shoe.
- The shoe is part of the “Nippon Made” series, along with the Mexico 66 Deluxe, Tiger Corsair Nippon, and the Fabre Nippon Lo, among others.