Originally launched in the 1980′s as running shoes, X-Caliber and Tiger Alliance are revamped again this Spring 2014 season to appeal to the lifestyle audience. Both of these models are equipped with cushioning systems in the soles for casual running and athletics. However, these retro sneakers aim to provide a niche pair for Onitsuka Tiger and ASICS enthusiasts. The Tiger Alliance is clad in all suede uppers, while the X-Caliber is constructed from a combination of leather, suede, and mesh materials. Both styles are available from select Onitsuka Tiger stockists around the world, including mita sneakers in Tokyo.