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Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66

Like no other Onitsuka Tiger sneaker, the Mexico 66 is reminiscent of the glorious early years of Japan's oldest sports shoe brand, which today operates under the name Asics. Learn...

Ever worn a real tiger? No? Then it's high time! Don't worry, we're not talking about fur, but about sneakers from the Japanese label Onitsuka Tiger. How about the Mexico 66?

The way of the tiger

Like no other Onitsuka Tiger sneaker, the Mexico 66 recalls the glorious early years of Japan's oldest athletic footwear brand, which now goes by the name Asics. As the "Limber", the cult shoe went to the starting line in 1966 for the testing phase of the Olympic Games. Not only was it one of the most successful track and field shoes at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, it was also the very first Onitsuka Tiger sneaker to feature the now world-famous tiger stripes. The vertical and horizontal stripes were intended to provide additional support to the upper and visually illustrate the speed and elegance of the tiger, which is so highly regarded in Asia.

Ten years later, the Mexico 66 became a hero on the big screen and thus part of pop culture: together with kungfu legend Bruce Lee, he really dealt it out in "Game of Death". Quentin Tarantino went one better with his action classic "Kill Bill. Ever since Uma Thurman clubbed her way through Tokyo in bright yellow Onitsuka Tiger sneakers, sneakerheads all over the world have been licking their fingers for the iconic retro styles from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Take a closer look at the Mexico 66 and it's immediately clear why the Onitsuka Tiger sneaker has made it so quickly from the sports field to urban life: The sleek low-cut silhouette and legendary design make it a timeless perennial favorite. Equipped with color-contrasting tiger stripes, crossed suede stripes on the heel and the famous logo on the pull tab, the oldschool sneaker knows how to convince without a lot of frills. The Mexico 66 is also at the top of the podium when it comes to comfort: its high-quality smooth leather upper, foamed EVA midsole and flexible rubber outsole make it a comfortable everyday companion.

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Grey
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Black
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Beige

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