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The Onitsuka Tiger Tsunahiki low-top sneaker runs true to size and comes with the fantastic fit and quality that made the Japanese brand well-loved by its loyal followers. The low-top sneaker comes in medium width with flat shoelaces that keep the feet securely in place inside the sneaker. Sizes of the all-leather footwear range from US size 5.5 to 14 with women going down with sizes 4 to 13.5.

The low-top Onitsuka Tiger Tsunahiki has a classier form and comes in different colorways to suit personal tastes and styles. The Tsunahiki is a beautiful sneaker companion to the wearer’s wardrobe because of its all-leather construction that can be styled as a casual to smart casual footwear.

Wear them with khakis, slacks, or chinos and project that dapper and smart-looking style. Match them with a monochromatic smart chic polo or a button-down shirt, and you're ready to receive compliments while strutting at the mall or taking a leisurely stroll by the park while donning the uniquely dressier Onitsuka Tiger Tsunahiki.

Most striking in the overall design of the Onitsuka Tiger Tsunahiki is its oversized soles that are made of high-quality rubber that promises superior grip and traction. The rubber outsole also wraps all over to the sides to provide reliable traction and maintain stability. An OrthoLite molded insole, which straddles between the upper and outsole, offers utmost comfort while the upper leather features metallic Onitsuka Tiger branding in an almost minimalist detailing.

Founded in Kobe, Japan in 1949 by company founder Kihachiro Onitsuka, the Japanese footwear label has been at the forefront of the shoemaking business for several decades. The leading Japanese footwear brand was established as Onitsuka Co. Ltd. manufacturing sports footwear mainly for running and eventually basketball and other sports.

In 1977, the company was later on merged with other partners and became Asics Corporation. While there was a name change, however, several iconic shoe designs like the Mexico 66 and Corsair are still produced and marketed using the original Onitsuka Tiger label.

The origin of the Onitsuka Tiger Tsunahiki starts with the original ‘Tug of War’ shoe. The game was an Olympic event in the early 1900s and was launched as an added new visual to the Onitsuka Tiger sneaker line. It first came out in 1982 with the latest model having a metallic Onitsuka Tiger branding at the side heel and an Ortholite sockliner that adds fit and comfort to the unique style.

Previous versions of the Onitsuka Tiger Tsunahiki such as the one released in 2009 featured a mid-top shoe that resembled a cleat with a slightly oversized sole that gives extra adherence to the surface inspired by the high grip outsoles worn by Tug of War players. The recent re-issue in early 2018, meanwhile, differs by having a low-top configuration than the mid-top construction of the earlier model.

  • Onitsuka Tiger branding at the tongue and a metallic branding detail at the back side heel.
  • Some outsoles are in white rubber while other designs feature a gum rubber outsole.

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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.