The Japanese have a knack for elevating the most simple things: cup noodles are a complete meal in itself, the art of eviscerating 3D characters on a screen becomes a movie in itself and let’s not even talk about how they plate their food. This sensibility — form meets function meets great on the ‘gram goodness — is not lost on Onitsuka Tiger with their ULTIMATE 81 MP sneakers. So fly that they are named in capital letters.
First tinkered and developed in 1981, the Japanese footwear juggernaut released it as high-performance sport shoe. It is also imperative to note that because well, Japanese, it adopted a global vision of how sneakerheads like their kicks. The 2021 version doesn’t stray far from what made it that hot.
The 2021 edition of the Ultimate 81 MP retains its characteristic off-the-courts-onto-the-concorde upper, multi-material body and because again, Japanese, a specially developed bi-layered midsole gives this shoe comfort and an on trend silhouette.
Coming in two colourways, the Ultimate 81 MP retails at S$259 and drops at Onitsuka Tiger Ngee Ann City, Jewel Changi Airport and on the brand’s site today. Great at the gym, even better for everywhere else.
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