Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Classic Running Shoe, Karamari/Sumi, 9.5 M Men's US/11 Women's M US
Onitsuka tiger, the forerunner of the lifestyle brand within asics, is paying homage to its heritage by partnering with japanese textile brand, makumo. Like onitsuka tiger, makumo is inspired by traditional japanese culture and focuses on ensuring quality through craftsmanship. Makumo is owned and mostly operated out of the home of textile designer, miki fukuyama and her husband, chef tomo araki. Fukuyama designs and araki hand prints all of their textiles within their atelier by the sea, implementing her incredibly exclusive prints onto the finest japanese loomed canvas from kurashiki. Given its exclusivity, the partnership between onitsuka tiger and makumo is a first of it’s kind, as makumo’s textiles have never been printed on shoes and onitsuka tiger has never adapted home made textiles onto their products. Every makumo textile design has a story. With the idea in mind that the power of fermentation is inspiring and transformational, each may style is dressed in a pattern resembling natto, a traditional fermented bean. As part of the collection, the onitsuka tiger x makumo collection features the karamari, featured again on the mexico 66 model. The design motif resembles cells and membranes in a way to show an environment full of life and energy with unique characters all connected.