An emblematic example of just how special our NIPPON MADE series is, the NIPPON 60 first found fame in 1960 when it was developed for the Japanese delegation at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.
In 2007, the Onitsuka Tiger design team dug deep into the archives to reawaken the style, and it's been a firm favourite ever since. With a profile reminiscent of a classic bowling shoe inspired by the 60s' mod culture, they're delivered in an iconic combination of red and white. The build is every bit as beautiful as you've come to expect from NIPPON MADE, with artisan hands selecting the finest materials to piece each part together manually. The result is that no two NIPPON 60s are truly identical, and that just adds to the magic.
Serrated trims, tongue branding and a logo at the counter add the finishing touches to this design, which we feel confident will be greeted warmly by long-standing fans of the brand.
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.