The iconic MEXICO 66® model was born in 1966 and debuted at the 1968 Olympic games pretrials in Mexico with a premium white leather, stitched with a red and blue ASICS Stripe design. Today, the classic runner has been reawakened and remains the most popular shoe in the ONITSUKA TIGER® collection. This heritage racer has been constructed using Konbu, a unique textile developed by Komatsu Seiren. At first glance, it looks like canvas but it is actually compressed nylon. While it gives a natural canvas look, Konbu provides the benefits of nylon such as its light weight, durability, and water repellent properties. The style is rounded off with a leather heel tab branded with the ONITSUKA TIGER® emblem.