Onitsuka Tiger by Asics California 78® Vintage Reviews

51 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

73% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 46 California 78® Vintage Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Reviews

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September 12, 2015

Sylvester

from Chicago

I was very excited to receive them, but my happiness lasted only one day. I've owned another pair of Onitsuka Tiger by Asics - the Ultimate 81 for a year now and have been happy with them. I find them supper comfy but I wanted something more sturdy with a better support and a thicker sole to wear during my trip to Spain - so I ordered these based on the good reviews on here. Unfortunately, after the first day of wearing them they stretched out so much that now they feel too wide and they do not provide any stability for my feet whatsoever. I'll keep them because they look great and will only wear occasionally.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 15, 2015

Anonymous

 

Love this shoe and wear it every day. Just beware that the insole is not removable and both shoes developed holes in the fore foot after 6 months. Took insoles from another shoe, plopped them in, good to go.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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August 29, 2014

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Great shoe. I don't have high arches, so these fit me perfectly. The only complaint I have is that they aren't very breathable, so I wear them sparingly in the summer.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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May 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought these shoes because I loved the colors. They are very bright blue and red! I was pleasantly surprised to discover how comfortable they are. They have pretty good support, and could definitely be worn all day long. This was a great purchase!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 26, 2013

Anonymous

from benton ky

I ordered a mens 7.5. I wear a women's 9.5. These were snug and slightly narrow but they stretched a bit and are now perfectly comfortable. I'd rather them be more snug than big. I ordered an 8 as well but it was a little big. Easy return. Fast shipping. I got my package in about three days which is fast for where I live.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 20, 2013

Aaron

from Washington, DC

Squeaky shoes. Every step. Talked to my sister who used to design shoes for a living and she told me it's a production thing, poor quality thing. Last Onitsuka shoes I bought were great. These not. Lame.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Iowa

Shoes are good. The size seems to run a little longer than others. May not be the best shoe for wide footers, but overall very pleased. Great grips on the bottom for bicycling.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 3, 2013

Bernie M

from Texas

Great shoe, comfortable, love colors, so I can say the green yellow combo is awesome. It fits right for me, and very light even though it doesn't look like it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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