The FABRE™ shoe was introduced in 1975, as a performance basketball sneaker. As the name would suggest, FABRE is derived from the contraction of "fast break", a reference to the remarkable shoe's function. In this new version, the FABRE™ EX shoe, we took our classic silhouette and added FLYTEFOAM® Propel midsole and N.C. rubber™ outsole, for both form and function. The FABRE™ EX shoe is the newest iteration of the iconic FABRE™ BL-S model. The original FABRE™ BL-S shoe became an archetype of the Onitsuka Tiger brand. With this newest incarnation we maintain the brand essence, while modernizing the model with advanced footwear technology. This bold style is highlighted by the embroidery of our signature Onitsuka Tiger Stripes.