California 78

By the late 1970s, the Jogging Boom in the United States had spread worldwide and had quickly gained popularity in Japan. The centerpiece of Onitsuka Tiger's jogging shoes?at the time was the California, named in honor of the birthplace of the popular activity. Concerned with the safety of runners while jogging at night, Onitsuka Tiger California was the first Onitsuka Tiger shoes to utilize mesh and came equipped with large reflective pieces for better visibility. The Onitsuka Tiger California 78 keeps the overall design of the original sneaker with additional special details commemorating the state and one of its symbols.