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In 1949, Kihachiro Onitsuka founded Onitsuka Co. Ltd, the first sports shoe company in Japan. Inspired by an octopus salad, he created basketball shoes with soles that mimicked the shape of octopus suckers that would be able to grip the court. The company soon became known as Onitsuka Tiger. In 1977 it merged with GTO Sports Nets & Sportswear, and the company changed its name to Asics. In 2000, Onitsuka Tiger was revived, selling vintage styles of Asics trainers and gym wear.
Asics is an acronym of the Latin phrase ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’, meaning ‘a sound mind in a sound body’, chosen to underpin the philosophy that sport creates a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Since its inception, this brand has been known for its high quality running shoes and trainers, featuring pioneering performance-enhancing and injury-preventing design. Its running shoes often rank among the top performance footwear in the market. Shop Asics UK at AllSole and discover our collection of trainers, which are available with free UK and EU delivery. For full delivery and shipping details, please click here.