The “TIGER CORSAIR™ EX” is the 2020 version of Onitsuka’s long-lasting design that was first born in the 1970s. After a relaunch, the ‘Cortez' model soon became the ever-popular ‘Corsair’ and didn’t stop the notorious Tiger model evolving into its robust position across the sneaker scene.
An Onitsuka Tiger sneaker has a history unlike any other. The lineage of Onitsuka Tiger treads back through the annals of time and trends, bringing together the lessons from a rich heritage of handmade Japanese craftmanship and cultural consciousness in every pair. Take the TIGER CORSAIR™ sneaker. A sneaker so revolutionary that it defined the new generation of street-style. First conceived in the 1970s, the Corsair used to be known as the Cortez – and it changed the sneaker industry almost immediately. Equipped with shock absorbent cushioning along the full length of the footbed, the original Cortez had an extra splice in the heel offering more bounce. After a relaunch, the ‘Cortez' model soon became our ‘Corsair’ – new name, same industry-leading impact. Relaunched in 2020 with new colourways, the TIGER CORSAIR™ EX remains an inimitable athletic-inspired trainer. Boasting the same construction expertise of the original with the innovative improvements of modern shoe tech - including a flexible midsole, sturdy arch cookies and a pumped-up heel – the Tiger Corsair sneaker took what made it great and became even greater. From subtle, classic colour palettes to embroidery-inspired graphics developed in a design studio in Tokyo, the Onitsuka Tiger DNA continues to push the Tiger Corsair ahead of the pack when it comes to streetwear and sneakers. Shop the full collection today, and don’t forget to check out our selection of clothing and accessories to fine-tune any inspired outfit.