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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Mexico 66

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Aside from Zappos and and Shoes.com, where is the best (and cheapest) place to get them (online or B&M)? How is the fit? Â Do I need to order a half size smaller/larger?
 

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Thanks. Out of curiosity, how much did you get them for (i.e. private sale)?
 

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Damn, that was a remarkable price. Â The best I could find is $70 shipped. Â
 

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At Bloomies, I paid $69.99 less a 30% discount. I think it will be hard to beat $70 on the internet. The fact that LAGuy likes the sneakers validates my purchase. I know little about cool streetwear.
 

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Well, I'm actually an oddity among streetwear guys. I am in the small minority who will actually wear their "premium" sneakers to hell (my Puma MY-8s are a testiment to that), and who wash their jeans after just a few wears (some denim guys will wash their jeans once a month, tops.) I also argue that American laundries (facilities at which jeans are treated - tinted, washed, distressed, etc...) are generally better than Italian and Japanese ones; and I prefer Italian denim to Japanese. Both opinions set me deeply at odds with lots of hard core denimheads, who may *only* wear 14 ounce japenese denim made on vintage looms, etc... Not to mention that my favorite brands are mainstream brands like Paper Denim, and that I think that American denim companies are generally far superior to European and Japanese ones, or that I have no problem with middle weight denim (although anything under 10.5 ounces I find just too light).
Blasphemy. To the scaffold you go. Onitsuka Tigers are extremely comfortable, and are cheap enough that you can beat them to shit free of guilt.
 

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On the plus side, LA, you can live with the comfort of knowing that you like what you wear, and are not committed to an over-the-top vision of exclusivity and craftsmanship that will almost certainly seem silly in retrospect.

On the Asics tigers - though I'm no streetwear king - I think they're alright. The snob in me, which I like to try to keep to a minimum, is slightly disappointed in almost anything available through Urban Outfitters, with notable exceptions.

Try classicsportsshoes.com. Same price on the Mexico 66, but some other nifty Onitsuka styles... I've gotten several things from them (Chucks, Jack Purcells, Adidas) and have been satisfied.
 

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I have a pair of Ultimate 81s that I love. I paid 60.00 from Eastbay and at retail, they were a bargain. So light and comfortable, and they seem to be lasting a good amount of time.

Dan
 

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Some feedbacks on Zappos say the soles wear out too quickly.  Is this true?
 

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Try harputs.com They are $55 and up depending on colour and size. Eastbay is a great place for discounts if you hit it at the right time. I got a pair of Onitsuka Limberup Moscow for about $25 a while back. They are great for day to day wear with jeans.
 

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they are like slippers.
I love my pair. Too bad I bought them in Munich
and they were like 90 euros but they were
so comfortable. I can't wait to get another pair....
 

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