Sneaker Spotting: Sole What?


Malaysia’s leading streetwear store Sole What? is back with its picks on the hottest kicks in town. This time round, the focus is on Onitsuka Tiger’s Mexico 66, Mexico 66 Lauta and Runspark.

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Mexico 66
The Tiger stripes were 1st introduced in 1966 and even worn at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, becoming an instant hit. In recent years, these Mexico 66 kicks have become part of casual wear. The versatile shoe is made from leather and boasts a suede tip. It has a style that cannot be copied, which is probably why it has been so popular for almost 40 years.

Mexico 66 Lauta
The “Lauta” in this Mexico 66 comes from the ancient Japanese word of “Lautashi” from 1200 years ago, which means beautiful, pretty or attractive. This model is enhanced with improved design details to make it pop. The Mexico 66 Lauta uses premium leather on the upper with leather finishing on the sock liner and lining for cushioning as the finishing touch.

Runspark was created based on the revolutionary Onitsuka Tiger’s Tiger Paw DS-5700, which came out in 1974 and became the world’s 1st all-weather track shoes. It was also designed based on extensive research of the anatomy and structure of the foot. The Runspark has become streetwear and conserves its original features, with a special outsole and minus the spikes. The shoe’s wraparound construction fits the contours of the feet for enhanced performance.

Top Runspark, RM349
Mexico 66 RM349 + RM399 (silver)

Sold exclusively at Sole What?, S-229A, 2nd Floor The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL. For more info, call 03 2287 5811. Also check out for more releases.