Leather upper with rubber sole. Lace-up front. Frayed detail. International shipping not available. ONIT-WZ97. D7L0L 0202. Onitsuka Tiger has been in the sports shoes scene since Kihachiro Onitsuka started his atelier in Kobe, Japan in 1949. After ASICS was born in 1977, Onitsuka Tiger hibernated until 2001 when the brand was re-introduced. Meanwhile, ASICS Sport Style, another lifestyle division, introduced popular models like WHIZZER LO.