Onitsuka Tiger Asics

So the slush is gone and I’m celebrating with a new pair of shoes!

asics tigers

Onitsuka Tiger Asics
Introduced in 1966, these were the first shoes with the famous Tiger Stripes. They were worn at the Mexico Olympic Games in 1968.

They’re quite comfortable even though they have very little arch support. I was feeling rather cutting edge in them today until I saw two guys wearing the same shoes in different colours at the streetcar stop. But then I noticed they were speaking in what I thought might have been Dutch. So once they go back to Holland, I can go back to being the only person I’ve seen wearing this shoe. Not that I’m a crazy like that or anything but I’m over Pumas as they are now just too ubiquitous.


  1. hey love the new shoes! remind me of some I had in 1968!! but they were fake northstars (my mum wouldn’t pay for the real thing) – not nearly as nice as yours!

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