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Asics California 78 VIN Light Grey/Navy D110N 1350
13.5 B(M) US Women / 12 D(M) US Men
A yellowed midsole and vintage mesh nylon upper give this sneaker a well-worn, vintage look.
CALIFORNIA 78 VIN-U
13.5 B(M) US Women / 12 D(M) US Men
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First, the qualifier. I have worn Onitsuka Tigers since I was a teenager (a long time ago) and I love them. They are my favorite tennis shoes, and while I have tried other brands, I always come back to these. I normally wear the Mexico 66 style, but the yellow and green of these California 78's caught my eye. Doesn't everyone need yellow and green sneakers? Maybe not, but I love these! They are bright and comfortable and people always go crazy over them.
If you've never worn this brand before be aware that they are not like some of the others, and if you require a lot of arch support these are probably not the best shoe for you. As far as sizing goes, I am a woman's size 8.5 or 9, and in this brand I always wear a woman's 8.5 / men's 7 (most styles are unisex.) If you're on the fence about the size go with the smaller one as these will expand with a little wear. Believe me, they are the most comfy shoes I own!
I purchased a pair of these from a sporting goods store back in 1978 when they were first released. On a whim, I decided to google them -- obviously, my original pair had long been gone. I was EXTREMELY EXCITED when these popped up in my search. I snapped them up, immediately. If you're looking for a great, casual, knockaround shoe, this is the ticket. They have made some minor adjustments to the original design -- mainly, the addition of reflective panels -- but I was pleased to see (and feel) that they were true to the originals as far as fit and functionality.
My feet are on the wide side. I have another pair of blue Ultimate 81's which are older and don't leave my feet feeling like they're sticking out to the sides. Sometimes it's very noticeable how norrow they are, I can feel about 1/4th of my foot not being supported by the sole. I have to constantly shift my feet so that I get good support. I can use my Ultimate 81's for running and they feel super comfortable. These feel really ackward because of the lack of support. The sole is super soft and comrtable, but I wish there was an option to order a wider version.
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