If you’ve been looking for a pair of sneakers while in the Tokyo area, there really is only one brand that you should be going for. Started in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger is one of the oldest sneaker brands in Japan. Since they began making sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger has grown to become a reliable and fashionable brand, with 80% of its customers being foreigners. If you happen to be shopping in the Harajuku area of Tokyo, head over to the Omotesando branch of Onitsuka Tiger and see what you can find!
Of course if you can find the style of sneakers that Onitsuka Tiger has come to be known for in styles designed for both men and women. Even though you can find Onitsuka Tiger’s classic low top style sneakers at the Omotesando location, what is really neat to look for their collaboration sneakers. Onitsuka Tiger has recently teamed up with street-fashion icons, Publish Brand, for a new shoe. The shoe is an update to the Colorado Eighty-Five MT Samsara model. The shoe comes in two sleek colorways, an olive, earth-green, as well as a darker, more mysterious navy. Onitsuka and Publish Brand are marketing the shoe towards “creative nomads” and it definitely succeeds with its clean, lines and minimalist aesthetic that fit great with current street styles.
Onitsuka Tiger does not just offer you classic and high quality sneakers, but you can also pick up a variety of clothing and accessories. Like their sneakers, their clothing is available for both men and women. Whether you are looking for a new pair of jeans or something little fancier, Onitsuka Tiger can help you out. You can pick yourself up a great new party dress, skirt, or bomber jacket. Because the Onitsuka Tiger brand is known for their athletic sneakers, you can get yourself a whole new outfit to go with your new sneakers.
If you are looking to pick up an item from a 100% Japanese made label, then head over to Omotesando and give Onitsuka Tiger a visit!
Tip: Make sure to bring your foreign passport to deduct the 8% consumption tax (equivalent to VAT in Europe) off your purchase!
Onitsuka Tiger Omotesando Information
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Nearest Station: 6-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae/Harajuku Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin and Yamanote Lines) and 7-minute walk from Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon Lines
Hours of Operation: 11:00AM-8:00PM Everyday
“Why Go?”: If you want premium Japanese-made shoes to hit the streets in
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