The high top, with its tight upper originally designed to support the ankle during basketball, is one of fashion’s favorite silhouettes, worn everywhere from the streets to the runways. Its rise in fashion echoes the evolution of Onitsuka Tiger - both reimagined and reinterpreted functional sportswear to capture the attention of trend-makers and rule-breakers. We are the originator for our classic basketball shoe from 1950 and modernized it across our collections, adding the iconic design of the MEXICO 66™ sneaker as well as introducing advanced technology.
Each of our collections offers something different, dynamic, and diverse, from the handcrafted art of our Nippon Made shoes to eco-aware vegan designs. Showcasing the evolution of our brand, beginning as performance wear for post-war Japanese youth, and growing into a forward-thinking fashion brand, our high-top shoes weave centuries of craftmanship into a modernized approach towards tech and design.
The OK BASKETBALL™ MT honours the heritage at the heart of the brand; throwing it back to the original mid-top basketball shoe which first came out in 1950. Its shape, stitching, metal eyelets, and upper rubber patch has been kept nearly identical to the original which first came out just one year into Onitsuka Tiger’s existence. To introduce the art of fashion to function, the silhouette comes in a choice of style and design, including the MEXICO 66™ Mid Runner lifestyle sneaker, which adds an undeniable street-style element to a classic shoe.
Thrusting a performance shoe of the past into the streetwear style of the present, the MEXICO 66™ Super Deluxe Mid-Runner shoe blends an athletic design with forward-thinking tech. Introducing an AMPLIFOAM midsole for firmness and the ORTHOLITE X-40 molded insole for comfort, this is a shoe built to last. Add this to the premium leather composition and the distinct design of the MEXICO 66™ - Onitsuka Tiger’s legendary design that has been integral to the brand for over 50 years – and this high-top gets a touch of timelessness.
The FABRE collection also enjoys a restyling with a high-top silhouette, reimagining the 1975 FABRE™ basketball shoe for contemporary culture. The FABRE™ Classic Mid Top keeps retro nuances, like the toe cap and tongue wing, and adds pops of the present, with a luxe leather trim and proof canvas. Our unisex high-tops pair perfectly with our selection of men’s clothing and women’s clothing, making them easy to introduce to any wardrobe – whether you need your style to take you from the office to cocktail hour or from the streets to social media. The right impression starts with freedom of expression and that’s what we inspire in our customers, and they inspire in us. Whether you’re discovering a new side of your style or you’ve always brought a touch of the athletic into your aesthetic, find a new favourite pair today.