The year was 1968 and at the Olympic Games pretrials, a new pair of shoes worn by the national Japanese team took the world by storm. Crafted by Onitsuka Tiger, one of the oldest shoe companies in Japan, the Mexico 66 not only stood out for being the first pair to ever sport the ever-distinctive stripes, but also for its exceptional attention to detail and craftsmanship. 

Mexico 66
(Image credit: Onitsuka Tiger)

More than half a century later, the vintage style shoes continue to make waves amongst the street style pack for being exceptionally easy to style, more so with this season’s love affair for retro kicks. Its latest iteration — named the LUX LEATHER PACK — sees the shoe’s classic ‘60s shape being translated into two slip-on sneakers, each crafted with punching smooth leather for ease and comfort of wear. 

A more luxurious exterior aside, this premium leather by Onitsuka Tiger is dotted with punch holes that make it more supple and comfortable, elevating the Mexico 66 slip-on to wardrobe staple status effortlessly. The iconic kicks will be available in two warm and easy-to-match colours: Dark Sepia/Oatmeal, and Oatmeal/Beet Red.

From now till 31 October, make any purchase on Onitsuka Tiger’s online store for a chance to win a trip to Tokyo for two, with no minimum spend needed. Click here to find out more about how you can enter this draw.

The new kicks are also available in Onitsuka Tiger stores at ICONSIAM, Central World, and Siam Centre.

Shatricia Nair
Senior Writer
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.