Onitsuka Tiger Drops Sustainable Kicks Featuring An Age-Old Craft

Perfect for sneaker-heads with a heart for the environment

Onitsuka Tiger Sakiori

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Japanese lifestyle brand Onitsuka Tiger has released its latest sneakers in collaboration with Sansa Sakiori Koubo of Saccora Japan, featuring Sakiori, an age-old form of craftsmanship.

Sakiori is a sustainable, hand-woven manufacturing technique that originated from the Tokoku region in Japan when cotton was rare and precious. The process takes old cloth and tears it into thin strips that are then carefully woven into a new material using a traditional loom, resulting in a unique, textured material like no other.

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Onitsuka Tiger Sakiori

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Onitsuka Tiger’s latest drop sees the classic OK Basketball—the first model the brand has relaunched this year in celebration of 70 years since its establishment—don a whole new look in Sakiori material, created by weaving scraps of synthetic leather. The new collection also includes tote bags, pouches and clutch bags incorporating this environmentally conscious material.

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Onitsuka Tiger Sakiori

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The Onitsuka Tiger OK BASKETBALL MT, $229 and OK BASKETBALL LO, $169 are now available at Onitsuka Tiger boutiques.

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