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Asics and Onitsuka Tiger
Welcome to the Asics and Onitsuka Tiger footwear Section at Mainline Menswear. Here you can expect to find a great range of Asics and Onitsuka Tiger trainers. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your Asics and Onitsuka Tiger purchase then please don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team by phone, email or live chat. Our customer services team is to here to help, which is something they are very good at - just read our reviews!
A Brief History of Asics and Onitsuka Tiger trainers
Founded in Japan as Onitsuka Tiger in 1949, owner Kihachiro Onitsuka first set about the physiology behind shoe making and attempted to better the technology to make them. A thirst for further development led them to gain a foothold in other markets, creating basketball shoes, tennis shoes and football boots along with various others.
ASICS trainers are in the company’s eyes made “to satisfy both a healthy body and a healthy mind”. The creator’s belief that both of these could be achieved through taking part in sport has been instilled faithfully in countless forms of the ASICS trainer designs.
Onitsuka- as they were first known- have shown a dedication to innovation since their very early days, evident from some of their sports shoes featuring vulcanised rubber soles which were just unheard of in the middle 19th century. It is said he drew inspiration for his early “Bashu” basketball shoe from the suction pads of an octopus. His mind clearly worked in a very abstract way and the tiger which appeared on the sole of that shoe became a company trademark motif as per the name it uses today.
Before the world was introduced to the brand known as ASICS, the recognisable four crossed stripes that grace the sides of their shoes belonged to Onitsuka Tiger before them. But In 1977, they joined into a three-way merger to form ASICS, and while they may have relinquished the name for a while, their stripes have been one of the major constants. With so many classic models left fondly in consumers imaginations though, it didn’t take too long before the Onitsuka Tiger brand was resurrected under the ASICS banner, originally catering more to Asian markets before crossing over to the States and building some notable momentum here over the last decade or so as a vintage/fashion orientated arm of the business, leaving Asics to develop the athletic and technology driven silhouettes.
Buy a Wide Range of Asics and Onitsuka Tiger trainers at Mainline Menswear
Mainline Menswear have been an authorised Asics and Onitsuka Tiger footwear stockist since 2014 and we are pleased to announce the spring summer 2016 collection of Asics and Onitsuka Tiger trainers is now available to purchase online.