To truly respect the brand’s heritage and authenticity, Onitsuka Tiger submerged in the Japanese symbolism of the 60 year cycle and discovered the ancient Japanese legend of the Zodiac Race. For their 60th anniversary Onitsuka Tiger created a huge ‘Zodiac Race’ sneaker island.
This fall 2009 Onitsuka Tiger will unveil its Cycle of life Zodiac product package to the public. It features a special T-shirt and a direct translation of the ‘Zodiac Race’ sneaker island into a Mexico 66 shoe. This version of the Mexico 66 is executed in an all over photo print with a very unique finish, giving the shoe an extra 3D effect and nice suede detailing.
The special celebration box (for the shoes) and the hang tag (for the T-shirt) both feature a design of the white paper and red and white ribbon traditionally used to wrap a 60th birthday present in Japan. The pack will be launched in October 2009.
More images of the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Island Sneaker and T-Shirt follow after the jump.