Recreating the classic look and feel inherent within the Disney brand, the collection provides a minimal yet modern twist on two of Onitsuka Tiger’s most famous styles. The MEXICO 66 was released in March, with the sketch-inspired grid version set to be released in May.
Inspired by the evolution of Mickey Mouse through the years, the MEXICO 66 is The first to feature the legendary Onitsuka Tiger Stripes, the model was born in 1966 and debuted at the 1968 Games pre-trials in Mexico City. It has since become the brand’s iconic shoes from the lifestyle range. The shoes have stood the test of time 50 years on and have kept as close to the original style and structure as possible; including premium materials, legendary Onitsuka Tiger Stripes and design nods.
Striking a balance between classic and modern is key. The colour variations used mirror the style of Mickey & Minnie Mouse – black, white and red. Creative patterns and shapes synonymous with the Disney brand have been applied to each shoe in a different way, creating classy yet simplistic looks.
The MEXICO 66 will come in three designs. The first drop in March featured the recognisable hand of Mickey Mouse feature alongside the legendary Onitsuka Tiger stripes. The later design – set for May – will include nods to grid drawings, replicating the original sketching’s of Mickey Mouse himself.
Though each unique in their design, the Onitsuka Tiger x Mickey & Minnie Mouse collection is the perfect marriage of classic meets modern. In keeping with both the design principles of ASICS and Disney, the range is a celebration of class and simplicity – presenting Mickey and Minnie Mouse with the 90th-anniversary gift they deserve.