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Onitsuka Tiger (by Asics) City Ultimate Racer – “Dolphins”

Several global cities have already been honored by the Asics family. Next in line for part two of Onitsuka’s tribute to marathon runners, both passionately experienced and earnestly amateur, is the Asics City Ultimate Racer. The down under metropolis of Sydney is featured prominently on its heel.

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Inspired with a modern touch the newest revision to the old Ultimate-81 features a lightweight base, layered in a familiar color arrangement that has been very successful this season. A nylon mesh base is the foundation for this suede overlay in teal and tangerine with the Asics branding prominent in its standard location.

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Adding to an already simplistic styled design, the ghillie lacing system improves the overall aesthetic and comfort factor. The asymmetrical angle of the lacing system combined with the final tie in of the toe cap suede connects the entire color flow and creates a continuous design. Capped off with heel collar padding as well as tongue, the Onitsuka runner features a well designed and creatively inspired functional element, often aimed for but rarely attained by most brands.

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Images via Urban Outfitters

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