Monday, 28 March 2011

Kill Bill

While researching ASICS shoes I bumped into a funny fact which I'd bet a lot of people aren't aware of. I found out that hollywood star Uma Thurman wears Onitsuka Tigers made by ASICS in the blockbuster film Kill Bill. She had her own custom made shoes created for the film, the shoe model is called Onitsuka Tiger - Mexico 66 - Yellow/Black. The shoes she wore in the 2003 & 2004 films were part of the retro relaunch of Onitsuka Tigers. She might also wear them in the Kill Bill trilogy when the third film, Kill Bill: Vol. 3 gets released in 2014. I searched for these shoes in several of the ASICS shops including the Onitsuka Tigers store but couldn't find them, they must sell them somewhere, maybe online, maybe abroad.

1 comment:

  1. You can buy them on Amazon.co.uk as of October/201. I'm sure you've found a pair.

    What is odd is that the shoe you have pictured does not look like a regular Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 shoe.

    First off, the tongue displays the Asics logo instead of the Onitsuka Tiger logo. Secondly, the heel has a raised part right at the back instead of the leather lapel with 'Tiger' written on it.

    Interesting. And what a badass outfit from Bride!

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