Trendy sneaker brand Onitsuka Tiger has just launched its brand new Mexico 66 SD, an update on the classic shoe of the same name but with improved performance and utility based on technology.
The updated version retains some of the elements of the classic Mexico 66 like the thin sole, the Onitsuka Tiger stripe, and iconic heel flap but uses a new last for a slimmer, more modern silhouette. The sole in particular has been improved for better performance by combining multiple materials. Though the changes may not be apparent at first glance, wearers will definitely feel the difference.
The toe and heel portions are made of cushioning material fuze gel, developed by the Asics Institute of Sport Science. Precise placement of the gel along the midsole improves cushioning and resilience. The shoe retains the thin sole style while improving performance. Cushioning and fit are also better, with the addition of OrthoLite that offers excellent resilience in the insole. The rubber outer sole promises better grip, which is excellent on wet surfaces and improves the benefits of a town sneaker.
The upper is available in two materials – high-quality leather and suede. The former comes in vaporous grey and yellow, with the retro Onitsuka Tiger stripe, as well as single tones cream and black, with the feel of leather in the front. The suede upper model, which will be in stores come April, is available in smoke light blue and coral cloud, ideal shades for spring and summer that also give a sense of texture, providing trendy spring and summer styles that begin with the feet up. The price is Bt4,900.