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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics California 78® Vintage Reviews

50 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 30 California 78® Vintage Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Esteban

from EE.UU

Awesome shoes, fit perfect and comfortable and many plus! Excellent sneaker and the colors blend looks really nice. If you like a vintage sneaker, these are a good choice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebok nylon sneakers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2011

Margot

from Vancouver WA

These shoes fit like a dream and are light as a feather, exactly what I wanted for my Tai Chi class.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 6, 2012

Mark

from Washington, DC

Love these shoes. I own to pair and at some point will probably own a third!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

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May 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Newton, MA

I think these sneakers are just great! They look great, and feel great. This is my second pair of Tigers. I am sure they will not be the last

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 15, 2016

Anonymous

from brooklyn

I love these sneakers! Really comfortable, true to size, and so stylish. Great for days spent walking the streets of NYC.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 24, 2016

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Very stylish sneakers, good for work if yours allows casual wear. These are retro sneakers for fashion and not for running. I am between a 6.5 and 7 in women's shoes. Some reviews said to size down, but I didn't and it fits perfect. I wear minimalist thin socks and there is no more extra room. So far it feels cushy and comfortable and has not stretched out. My one complaint is that that I wish the suede part was darker and not as washed out in color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 9, 2016

Kelley O

from Oxford, MS

Love, love, love. I normally wear an 8 but I ordered a 7.5 bc of other reviews and it was a perfect fit. Not only are these shoes adorable, they are comfortable too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 24, 2015

Paul G

from Fresno, California

If you like discomfort and aching feet, this is not the shoe for you. These shoes have provided nothing but a comfortable shoe experience even though they still have that new shoe smell (I have had them a few days). They were also delivered when they were supposed to be delivered. If you do not like excellent customer service along with prompt delivery, then Zappos is not the website for you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 8, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are wonderful. Many reviews say they run a half size too large. I am usually a 7 in dress shoes but I am always a 7½ in Asics Gel Kayanos. I got a 7½ in these and they are perfect and I would not have wanted a half size down. Also the arch is really comfortable and better than a lot of casual sneakers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 21, 2015

Anonymous

from Central PA

Nice light and stylish casual shoes (they are very clear these are not for serious competition). Ran small; I had to return first pair and go a half step up. Not a lot of support but fine for what it is, and they are very light!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 13, 2014

Mike

from Philadelphia

Great shoe! Comfortable for walking or standing all day. I would recommend a 1/2 size smaller than you usually get. They may feel perfect when you get them, but they stretch after about three days to a half size larger. Otherwise, no problems.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vintage

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

August 23, 2014

Shannon b

from Nashville

Super cute! Decent arch support! I wear a 9/9.5 or a 10 depending on shoe. 9.5 fits perfect! I get tons of compliments!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike lite airs are great too! 9.5 again

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

July 16, 2014

Joseph

from San Francisco, California

These shoes are simplistic and functional yet beautiful everyday shoes. Asics consistently produces awesome looking and feeling shoes. I love wearing these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 14, 2014

Marshall

from Texas

I now have four pairs of various Onitsuku Tigers. I keep coming back for more because they are the most comfortable on my feet wearing all day (I work in them). My first pair was just to wear on weekends because I thought they looked unsupportive, but I was wrong. This pair is the most electric color I own, and I constantly get compliments from strangers about them. I think it's the blue and vivid red combination. Anyway they are really comfy, I have walked five miles for exercise in them and they still support my feet well. I don't tell anyone, but I don't even wear my inserts in them because it's not necessary for the extra support. I recommend these shoes to everyone who will listen!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 19, 2014

Gina M

from Boston, MA

These fit true to size. Run a bit narrow. I have skinny heels and they slip a little, but that is easily fixed with lacing tricks. Very comfortable minimal support shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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May 17, 2014

Ethan m

from United States

I would not agree with others stating it runs large. With socks, this ran right on the money. We will be returning the half size smaller for his actual size. Nice retro sneaker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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May 16, 2014

Matt W

from North Carolina

Comfy, lightweight. Look more blue in real life than picture (looks more purple to me on the website). Purchased for a recent trip to NYC where I walked 5+ miles a day and they held up well; didn't have any foot or back pain at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Rochester, NY

Great shoes! I love this company overall and would recommend these, mainly if you're just looking for something fashionable rather than for sports. I read in many reviews before purchasing that they run a half size too large. I decided to ignore and go with my usual size. They were indeed a half size too large, so I had to exchange for the next half size down. Even then, the left heel feels a touch loose when I walk, but it's not too bad.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 6, 2014

David L

from Austin, TX

Order a half size smaller. I wear about a 10.75, half way between a 10.5 and 11. An 11 fits in most shoes. I could have worn a 10 in these, but the width is that of a 10.5. So 10.5 it is and these shoes are great. I got them to wear casually, but I've actually been wearing them in the gym too. Thinking about getting a second pair so I can keep one pair nice and wear the other pair outside and in the gym.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 5, 2014

Kristi

from Brooklyn, NY

I had been looking for a new pair of sneakers for awhile and boy am I glad I held out for these ones! They are super comfortable for long walks and also super cute! I love the splash of blue on the sole of the sneaker. This is my first pair of Tiger's but definitely not my last!

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 29, 2014

Lori M

from Brooklyn, New York

I tried this shoe as well as the fencing shoe and found this to be a better match. I felt the fit was spot on and it was like stepping into a cloud! This shoe has more cushion then the fencing shoe, so if that is a concern, you may want to considerate it. This is debatable the most comfortable sneaker I have ever owned. The moment these wear out, I will be buying more. Plus, they come in super fun colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 23, 2014

Jeff

from Los Angeles

I love the Onitsuka Tiger line, and the California 78's are very comfortable. I would recommend these over the Mexico 66 style, as that style doesn't have enough padding around the ankle. These are much better!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance Classics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 11, 2014

Keaven

from Sioux Falls

This is an awesome she. The style and comfort is spot on. You need to order your true size in these. They fit different than other Onitsuka styles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Nice sneakers...nice support. It runs big...I went down a 1/2 size and that worked out well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 24, 2014

Carleen H

from Palo Alto

My daughter has narrow feet and needed indoor court shoes for fencing but couldn't fit the adult sizes. These shoes work great and provide enough stability while she is running on the mat floor.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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