Onitsuka Tiger Launches Mexico 66 “Cactful” Series


For its latest project, Japanese footwear brand Onitsuka Tiger revisits its iconic Mexico 66 silhouette using Mexican cactus-derived materials.

The upcoming pairs arrive in five monochromatic pastels including blue, purple, green, yellow, and white. All of the colorways utilize a bio-material dubbed DESSERTO which consists of 66% cactus-derived fabrics. The textile is environmentally friendly, reducing carbon dioxide emissions during the manufacturing process by more than 84% when compared to conventional leather.

In addition to the special faux leather uppers, other parts of the shoe such as the OrthoLite insoles and laces are also made with recycled materials. Rounding out the looks are thin rubber midsoles equipped with highly resilient FLYTEFOAM PROPEL wedges.

The Mexico 66 “Cactful” series is now available online and at select Onitsuka Tiger stores globally for ¥16,500 JPY ($116 USD).

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