From the ground up

To round off a successful year, Onitsuka Tiger is focusing on the cat – the animal that, according to Japanese folklore, came last in a race organised by the Jade Emperor. In preparation for this, they asked two creative partners, StudioAnti and Washio Tomoyuki, to create trainer designs inspired by this creature. The result is two streetwise styles: one influenced by the rough-and-ready ally cat and the other based on a make-believe world where cats are bigger than humans. Both creatives worked on the Onitsuka Tiger X-Caliber model and the outcome could not be any different. While the Studio Anti sneaker is very clean, Washio Tomoyuki added a bold all-over graphic to the sneakers. Both colorways are being released at Onitsuka Tiger dealers this month.

More detailed images and a dealer list follow after the jump.

Sub zero, Onitsuka Tiger store (Amsterdam)
Solebox (Berlin)
The Good Will Out (Cologne)
Onitsuka Tiger store (Paris)
Sneaker & Stuff (Stockholm)
Stereotokyo (Las Palmas)
Non Stop (Madrid)
Numero Uno (Valencia)
Onitsuka Tiger Store (Paris)
Shinzo (Paris)

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