Featuring the same UI stripes that graced the shoes of Japan's track-and-field team in 1964's Tokyo Games, the DELEGATION 64 replicates all the classic styling of the original with the added benefit of modern technology.
We've replicated the original upper aesthetic, because why change a good thing? Contemporary design benefits come through in the rubber-sponge outsole and OrthoLite® insole, delivering enhanced cushioning that you'll notice in each step you take.
'TOKYO ONITSUKA' detailing appears at the side panel, while the bright red and electric blue stripes lend creative contrast against the white uppers.
This series is a contemporary reinterpretation of the brand’s three shoes with iconic designs from over 70 years of the Onitsuka Tiger’s brand history.
In its history, Onitsuka Tiger has produced many kinds of athletic shoes with their iconic designs since its start in 1949. Especially in 1960s, several iconic designs were created as the shoe developers and designers were eager to produce a true iconic distinctive design to embody the world’s sporting brand philosophy from Japan.
The ICON SERIES consists of: the Japanese national flag inspired design in 1960, the “UI line” shoe for the Japan’s national team in 1964, and the first shoe designed with the “Onitsuka Tiger Stripes” in 1966 which was the prototype of today’s most iconic shoe of the brand, the MEXICO 66™ model.
Onitsuka Tiger ICON SERIES is focusing on these three iconic shoes used by Japanese national team athletes of each noted year.