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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The comfort is evident in the fact that there are so many reviewers who have had several pairs of the Reebok Classic Leather for more than 10 years.
  • The price of the shoe, considering its style and performance, is almost like a highway robbery, according to several buyers.
  • More than some purchasers made comments that this is the best shoe in the Reebok Classics Collection.
  • It is customizable.
  • There are multiple color variations offered by Reebok.
  • Most of the users noticed that it really fits true to size.
  • More than a few individuals with jobs requiring them to stay on their feet for long hours, loved the support and cushioning of the Classic Leather.
  • A handful of reviewers found the arch support to be just perfect.
  • Some users were very proud that they can use the sneaker with almost any outfit.
  • It is just simply a hard-wearing shoe, based on the reports of many reviewers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some loyal fans were greatly disappointed that the Reebok Classic Leather no longer comes in wide widths.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Leather is easily one of those sneakers that would have people nodding in approval at the mere mention of the name. More than 30 years after it jumped into the lives of men and women who have a flair for fashion, the shoe continues to help characterize and influence the culture of youth and sneakers alike. At a rather very affordable price, people are treated to a shoe that is versatility-personified and extremely comfortable. These two prime assets should make the Classic Leather as ubiquitous as ever.



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Reebok Classic Leather History

The early 80’s was a period that saw the introduction of iconic silhouettes. In Reebok’s case, 1983 was the year of the Classic Leather. At that time, this sneaker was the first running shoe to get a leather upper. The support and comfort brought by this upper material was almost unprecedented.

However, more than its performance, the shoe caught big-time attention because of its almost luxurious leather that not only enhances its ability on the track or the road, but also offers a very stylish outlook. The shoe blurred the fine line between performance and style.

After more than 3 decades, the Reebok Classic Leather is now more known as a lifestyle phenomenon that continues to dazzle people. The Brits, specifically, were heavily-influenced and deeply-enamored with this sneaker.

The shoe is the subject of several collaborations throughout the years. Some of these collaborations are rightfully called collector’s items. One of the most sought after and popular example of these collaborative works happened during the Classic Leather’s 30th Anniversary. To this day, the Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary x Sneakersnstuff is still almost every sneakerhead’s dream.

Luckily, though, Reebok maintains its down to earth approach and practical appeal to the masses by making it almost always available and at a very affordable price. The sneaker is likely here to stay for maybe the next 30 years.

Reebok Classic Leather Style

Reebok defines the Classic Leather as excellent for everyday wear. The shoe is versatile enough to handle casual to semi-formal occasions. It is goes very well with shorts and jeans. However, it is widely known that fans of this shoe sometimes wear it with a suit. Because of its adequate breathability, it could also be a summertime option.

Fit & Sizing

The fit of the Reebok Classic Leather is designed for those with average widths. The standard D for the men’s and B for the women’s are available. Men’s sizing is from 4 to 15 while the women’s are from 7 to 11.True to its running heritage, she shoe has good support for those who are on the go.

Notable Features

The simple and almost understated silhouette of this shoe for the ages is mostly described by people as the shoe’s most notable feature. Fans of Reebok and even sneaker-loving people have mostly heard of this true classic that was unveiled back in 1983.

After more than 3 decades of near workmanlike performance and style, the shoe has been the subject of more than its share of significant and rare collaborations. Despite the passing of the years, Reebok has largely retained the original form of this sneaker, which never ceases to delight hordes of Classic Leather fans. To top it all, Reebok has kept the price within easy reach for the average Joes and Janes.

The latest version of the Reebok Classic now includes customization and personalization. Fans of this shoe should be able to put their own spin and express better their lifestyle statements by getting the best out of the beauty of this timeless shoe.

Additional Info

  • Kendrick Lamar can often be seen wearing the Classic Leather.
  • During the shoe’s 30th anniversary, it became the platform for several designers and fans to show their creativity.
  • The soft leather delivers the right mix of comfort, support, and a very classic look.
  • Reebok uses a sockliner in this shoe for enhanced comfort.
  • The outsole is fitted with tough carbon rubber for durability and traction.