The CALIFORNIA 78 EX model is Onitsuka Tiger’s first collaborative effort with cycling apparel and casual wear brand narifuri and was designed for cycling performance. The upper is made of extremely durable high-density material CORDURA, used in many narifuri apparel items. The toe and heel portions are made of embossed natural leather.
Reflectors on the tongue and heel improve wearer visibility in the dark. Three types of shoelace are available: rope lace, rubber strap, and reflector. Narifuri added a shoelace belt along the ankle collar for use with the rubber strap to prevent catching in the bicycle chain.
The highly-durable hard E.V.A. is affixed to the center front portion of the sole for optimal pedaling grip.
The CALIFORNIA 78 EX is available in two colors, Black and Navy. The colors remain true to the narifuri taste; while simple, both hues are adorned with a casual camouflage motif on the toe and heel. The insole features a dot camouflage print. The CALIFORNIA 78 EX is retailing at SGD189 and available exclusively at Onitsuka Tiger Suntec City.
Along with the launch, Onitsuka Tiger will also offer bags made with the same upper material in the same color/camouflage print schemes as the CALIFORNIA 78 EX. Designed for ease of use while cycling, the bag form is three-dimensional and has pockets with the same reflector-type laces as the shoe. The ONITSUKA TIGER lettering and shoulder pads are also made of reflector material. The size is W 30cm x H 47cm x D 18.5cm with volume of approximately 18 liters. The bag is available in black and navy for SGD199 and available exclusively at Onitsuka Tiger Suntec City.
narifuri is a fashion brand whose products are built to withstand the impact that cycling has on your shoes, while also allowing you to blend in when wearing them around town. The name narifuri comes from the combination of the Japanese words “nari,” which means appearance, and “furi,” which means behavior. So, in other words, when you wear narifuri, you’re upgrading your entire look.