The Onitsuka Tiger athletics department is going back to Cali.
The re-upped California 78 EX has been designed to mirror OT’s classic nylon and suede runner from 1978. The updated ‘shark’ sole is thicker than the original EVA wedge and also features OrthoLite insoles and dual-density fangs for extra impact protection. Iconic design elements from the original California, such as the heel reflectors, have been also retained and refined.
Two OG colour schemes nail authentic Onitsuka heritage, a reminder of just how long the Tiger has been at the front of the pack.
If you’re looking for true vintage athletic style, but don’t want to sacrifice modern performance, then your search is over. The California 78 EX is available now from your local Onitsuka Tiger spot, or hit up the store to pull the trigger.