Taking its style cues from the 1980’s Tiger Alliance jogging shoe, the new Tiger Ally™ trainers have been re-imagined for the Onitsuka Tiger SS18 collection. Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with Japan's Maito Design Works to bring you Kusaki Zome, botanical dye series. The Japanese material we have used for the shoe upper is hand dyed with 100% natural dye in Fukuoka, Japan. It is a time consuming and labor intensive process but it also requires veteran craftsman's skill and instinct to get the right colors especially for the substantial production. There is no chemical or synthetic dye used by dye house and it is 100% pure plant based. Due to the unique dyeing process, there may be color inconsistency. It is a characteristic of this product and should not be considered as a defect.