The CALIFORNIA 78 EX was crafted by Onitsuka Tiger in 1978 to compete with the jogging trend in the runner’s market. The shoes helped joggers in maintaining the arch of their feet, while simultaneously offering toe support. In line with the optimised support, the sole of the trainer also featured a wider heel for a balanced landing and curved to aid in a more forward motion. The traditional runner features the original overall aesthetic keeping the nostalgia of this shoe alive and well. Also adding to the vintage appearance is suede toecap, eye stay and heel tab.