tigers MEXICO MID RUNNER ONITSUKA TIGER SHOES
The Mexico has been released in varius colors over the years. It was the first model to feature the stripes on the side of the upper section. However, they serve a greater need then mere aesthetics. Known as Tiger stripes, they are specifically designed to add support to the foot whilst running.
This is a special shoe in OT'S history as it was not found in any catalogues from Tokyo 1964. This mid-cut version was discovered in the archives of the tigers research and developement department in Kobe. The mid-cut feature was intended to support the ankle and was used as a training shoe or the Long, High and Triple Jump as well as Pole Vaulting disciplines which seemed to work beyond gravity.
White vintage leather with crackle patina upper. Logo prints and a Tokyo design on the heel.
The Mexico is infamous for being worn in Tarantino's Kill Bill.
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