The JAPAN S shoes are based on one of our throwback offerings from 1981. This reworked iteration is formed with a low-top silhouette that's complete with a court-inspired toe box and throwback colorways. Updated with a lightweight design that features a modified cupsole, this shoe is complemented with premium comfort and improved cushioning. Mimicking the aesthetic of a retro basketball sneaker, this heritage style is also paired with nostalgic ASICS branding, like the tiger stripes on the quarter-panels and "ASICS" lettering at the heel. The JAPAN S shoe's vintage basketball aesthetic is paired with iconic court-specific details that are inspired by footwear worn on the hardwood by basketball players in the 80s.