As the quiet September is coming to a close, Onitsuka Tiger came out to be one of the brands that really had some solid releases. From the Runspark and the California 78 OG, Tiger has crossed over from performance to lifestyle with these releases. Aside from those special releases, they also released a couple of Mexico 66s, a new colorway for the Fabre and the Ultimate 81 to boot.
For those who aren’t familiar with Onitsuka Tiger or the Mexico 66, the shoe has been the brand staple if you will. Originally released in 1966, the Mexico drew more attention when they were worn during the 1968 Olympics. Over the past decade, the Mexico has emerged as a go-to lifestyle shoe with its clean silhouette and brilliant use of various materials. OT released four new colorways (5,500 php) as well as a Mexico Slip On (4,200 php) in black.
If the clean silhouette of the Mexico doesn’t fit to your liking, the Fabre BL-S OG may be more to your liking. The design was introduced in 1975, and was OT’s basketball offering. The slit-cut outsole design, an OT original, was made to help improve lateral motion on the court. For those who couldn’t figure out the name Fabre, it was derived from the Fast Break. You can pick these up for 5,500 php as well.
Last but definitely not the least is the Ultimate 81. The 80s was all about running. Yes, basketball never waned in the Philippines but most sneaker brands made sure they had a running shoe in their line. The Ultimate 81 was a comfortable, lightweight shoe which was highlighted by its cush-sole. The vents in the midsole helped with shock absorption. This gold stripes stand out against the grey/black upper. The Ultimate 81 retails for 4,200 php.
Drop by any of Onitsuka Tiger’s stores – Greenbelt 5, BHS, SM Megamall, and Shangri-la Mall or other retailers such as Sole Academy or Sneaker Club (Davao) for the latest Onitsuka Tiger releases. For more information, you can also log on to Onitsuka Tiger’s website, www.onitsukatiger.com.ph, on facebook, or follow them on twitter (@OnitsukaTigerPH)