The Sakura Glove
78 appreciate the Japanese philosophy of Sakura /səˈkʊərə/, to embrace those brief but unforgettable moments on the open road. 78 believe you should always look at your best while riding though life.
Motorcycle gloves lack the quality and beauty of haute couture. To make a glove fit well; you must sacrifice protection yet to create protection you must sacrifice design. Design and functionality tend to sit on opposite axis. At 78 we wanted to pull these elements together to create another beautiful glove but take design a step further.
The Sakura story begins with the finest Scandinavian aniline calf hides, chosen for their natural top grain. Each receiving a 3-stage dye process for deep, striking colour. Each pair passes through a 6-hour production process from die press, machine stitch to hand finish by skilled craftsmen. The Sakura’s ribbed upper creates a tough, resistance free surface while the palm features intricately padded lines reminiscent of the human hand. 29 carefully placed perforations help with airflow.
The palm is delicately padded providing comfort and feel without ‘bunching’ up whilst gripping the handlebars. The Alloy & polymer YKK zip ensures smooth operation whatever the weather. The Sakura is lined in polyester for a luxury feel. Sakura also adopts 78’s 3 in 1 ‘buddy tabs’ that allow the gloves to be kept together when not in use, provide additional abrasion protection on the wrist and also aid fitment.
Sizing - Palm width
Small - 7.5 - 8.0
Medium - 8.5 - 9.0
Large - 9.0 - 10.0
Extra Large - 10.0 - 10.5
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