The TIGER CORSAIR® model is based on the original ONITSUKA TIGER® trainer that kick-started the jogging boom of the 1970s. This TIGER CORSAIR® model features the same increased cushioning, arch cookies, full-length midsole and a thicker heel for greater shock absorption, but has been re-imagined for our "Nippon Made" collection. Since starting in 2008, "Nippon Made" conveys Japan's craftsmanship of making things. Building one of these shoes is a labor-intensive process: from the stitching to the dyeing, every step is done by a skilled hand. The materials used and the attention to detail portray the height of Japan's artisanal quality.