Asics Onitsuka Tiger Wrestling Shoes in 'Vision Quest' movie
About the movie:
In this stirring coming-of-age story, a Spokane, Wash., high school wrestler (Matthew Modine) pursues his "vision quest" -- winning the state championship and finding true love. Advising the young man on his quest are his half-American Indian best friend (Michael Schoeffling) and a seductive, slightly older woman (Linda Fiorentino, in one of her first roles). Madonna makes her first appearance in a major film, crooning "Crazy for You" in a bar.
You could see several models of Onitsuka in the movie. The coach wears 'wrestling cub' (a model without the famous Asics stripes) in black / white colorway. The most popular model in the movie is the one made of leather in black / white / grey colorway called 'wrestling 81'. I'm not sure about the one in white / black colorway. If the model is made of nylon / suede or leather only. The model that Louden Swain wears at final fight is 'wrestling 81' in red / silver colorway. Beautiful but unavailable anywhere in this color scheme.
There is also a grey pair of Asics non-wrestling shoes that I couldn't identified due poor quality of copy I had. But I'm guessing that it would be 'x-caliber' - very popular in mid 80s (when the movie was produced) running shoes.
(if you recognize any of these models or you think that I was wrong with the description above please email me)
Above: 'Wrestling 81'
Above: Asics 'X-Calliber'. Below: the coach with 'wrestling cub'
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