You need these Prince William-approved Onitsuka Tiger sneakers in your life
When you think of a classic old-school trainer, the preppy Nike Cortez or the sporty New Balance 574 might come to mind. But we’re here to tell you it’s time to look elsewhere. It’s time to do like Prince William – a longtime fan – and embrace an old-school Onitsuka Tiger trainer again.
The Mexico 66 is inspired by Onitsuka Tiger’s so-called “Limber Shoe”, which was one of the first to sport the iconic OT stripes. The basketball takes its name from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, where it was the official shoe of the Japanese national team. Later, the Mexico 66 appeared in sunshine yellow at the feet of Uma Thurman in Kill Bill and was one of the favorite shoe styles of provincial clubbers in the early 2000s.
Inspired by the 60s, infused with the 00s and reimagined for the present, the Mexico 66 has a classic shape, slim styling and iconic design. Worn with a pair of this season’s best bootcut jeans, or with sleek flared track pants, the shoes are up to the task of old and new.
It’s not just OT re-embracing the old school coach either, top designers are also putting their spin on style. From the recent Wales Bonner x Adidas collaboration to the new Ami x Puma partnership, classic styles are reimagined in new understated colors and textures.
Ideal for living, working and playing, there’s no better time to add an old-school trainer to your rotation. Here are 5 more to try.
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