Thursday, July 12, 2007

Onitsuka Tiger

The Astonishing Tiger Story
Run like a Tiger

The history of Onitsuka Tiger began with the establishment of Onitsuka Co, Ltd. in 1949. Based on the philosophy of bringing up a sound youth through sports, the company has maintained the tradition of specializing in the manufacture of sports shoes using original ideas and applying epoch-making techniques.

When people recovered from the war and began to appreciate sport, Onitsuka Tiger shoes were on their feet. The first basketball shoes in Japan had a tiger face design on the arch of the foot and this became Onitsuka Tiger trademark.

In the 1960s, Onitsuka Tiger sports shoes were worn not only by the Japanese, but also by top foreign athletes.

Check out Onitsuka website for the latest developments on their footwear range.