Do you have a favorite tricolor shoe?
From a brand steeped in heritage and evolution, the iconic tricolor shoe has transcended the years as an enduring emblem of Onitsuka Tiger history. In fact, the iconic Tricolor series is an instant icebreaker for Onitsuka Tiger’s historic legacy. The blue and red stripes on the sneaker’s white upper have been an iconic hallmark of some of the brand’s most coveted shoe styles for decades. Today it has become a key element that continues to inspire new designs.
While most designs are unisex, the Tricolor series charms with a classic yet timeless vibe, and an aesthetic that’s both sleek and minimalist. It’s a staple in any wardrobe and pairs easily with almost anything in the fashion manuals thanks to its versatility.
From the legendary MEXICO 66 and its many iterations, to the DELEGATION CHUNK and the latest GIGATIA, we take a look at six of our favorite shoes from Onitsuka Tiger’s Tricolor Series.
Combining features of the original LIMBER-UP training shoe launched in 1961 and the LIMBER shoe in 1966, the MEXICO 66 becomes an iconic model as one of the first to feature the iconic Onitsuka Tiger Stripes. For decades, the MEXICO 66 has continued to be a popular choice thanks to its elegant and timeless aesthetic.
The MEXICO MID RUNNER is a unique high-top shoe that brings a sexy retro charm thanks to its textured leather finish combined with the iconic tricolor stripes. Available for both men and women, it’s an absolute keeper that pairs best with skinny jeans.
If you’re looking for a pair that gives extra “height” (if you know what we mean), the DELEGATION CHUNK does the job and more. The low-cut model combines a classic design upper from the MEXICO DELEGATION with the contemporary sole of the CHUNKY RUNNER. The Sensation wears a shock absorbing material called fuzeGEL. It is also extremely comfortable thanks to excellent cushioning properties.
Concentrating the iconic design elements of its Heritage Trail models, the TIGER HORIZONIA shoe is your answer to a sneaker that combines modernity and comfort. A shoe you can wear all day, the shoe combines multiple materials for added appeal – perfect for lovers of street style.
The SERRANO is inspired by classic athletic spikes from the 1970s. With a retro vibe, the lightweight design features a special outsole that curves up in the front and wraps subtly around the sides of the shoe, creating a distinctive look and particularly suitable for narrower feet.
One of the newer and less established models in the Onitsuka Tiger repertoire is the GIGATIA – created with unexpected associations in mind. It accentuates the signature sturdy sole, creating a whole new vocabulary for a dynamic look. It’s an amalgamation of archival Onitsuka Tiger archetypes, juxtaposing a sculptural sole with an upper comprised of multiple heritage styles. Bright Onitsuka Tiger Stripes embrace the shoe for an undeniably cool style.