The start of Onitsuka Tiger Corsair is said to be in 1968, however the company started its operation in 1968. It was known as T-24 then. The shoes were made to allow the citizens of Japan to jog. What is more, those shoes were created by two designers: Phil Knight - who is known for his passion to running – and Bill Bowerman, a trainer and a runner. Not to mention that the duo later on set another popular sports brand, Nike. The support from Bowerman was meant to adjust the shoes to the requirements of the American market: different body shapes and the type of road surfaces. Taking the advice into account, the designers decided to use double-density foam (EVA) in the sole – a material that should protect runners more than the previous materials.
Onitsuka Tiger sneakers
If you look at the shape of the Onitsuka Tiger sneakers, you have the impression that you have seen them before. And you are right! They are similar to Nike Cortez – developed in 1972 and being the successor of Tiger Corsair. The Onitsuka shoes are produced from natural leather, which is supplemented with some synthetic leather gusset. The inside is cushioned with textile materials. The middle part of the sole is produced from EVA foam, whereas the outer side is made from easily adhesive rubber. These are the Onitsuka Tiger shoes to wear to take long walks and trainings – they will make you feel comfortable and safe.