Verdict from 10 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • According to a great number of reviews, the Reebok Classic Leather 1983 TV is a timeless and iconic sneaker. 
  • These Reebok trainers have excellent quality and are well-designed. 
  • Heaps of purchasers have commented that the leather is top-notched and the stitching is immaculate. 
  • A lot of wearers have observed that these trainers feel super plush while feeling more substantial than regular Classic Leather releases. 
  • The pair never goes out of style and goes pretty well with everything, as mentioned by numerous users. 
  • Numerous customers claim that these classic shoes are very attractive and functional.
  • This pair’s comfort and support level is high, based on a handful of owners. 
  • Several Reebok wearers admire how these leather sneakers stand-out with their all-time classic look. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers have mentioned that these shoes are a little overpriced. 
  • The pair gets dirty quite easily, as several users have observed. 

Bottom line

Regarded as a legendary street style sneaker in 1983, the Reebok Classic Leather 1983 TV is the faithful re-creation of the original Classic Leather that goes beyond icon status. Crafted with high-quality and premium materials, this leather running shoe puts comfort, performance, and style on top.

There may be some modifications to them but they are considered as true essential sneakers, in a way that transcends hype, trends, and cultural function. 

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Good to know

These cool, throwback sneakers are available in unisex sizing. Men and women who want to cop a pair are suggested to go their normal size, as the Classic Leather 1983 TV fits true to size. However, some would say that the shoes run a little small. 

With a traditional lace-up fastening, using flat laces, a more secure and custom fit is achieved.

Staying true to the original look, the Classic Leather 1983 TV has a vintage look and clean style. The shoes have dropped, donning in a buttery soft all-leather upper with grey detailing, giving the shoe a retro appeal straight from the ’80s. Reebok branding details are found all throughout the upper. The grey notes around the trainers’ tongue and the sole bring the necessary amount of contrast. 

The Reebok Classic Leather 1983 TV is colored up in a clean Chalk and Carbon Grey colorway. As fashionable and trendy as they are, these sneakers are easy to pair with almost anything in one’s wardrobe. A casual and sporty ensemble goes perfectly well with these Reeboks. They look great under jeans, track pants, jogger pants, chinos, leggings, and even shorts. For the tops, a basic shirt, tank top, long sleeves, and even hoodies are great matches for the trainers. 

Featuring a die-cut EVA midsole, it ensures lightweight cushioning and comfort in every step. Also, the sneakers utilize a removable foam sock liner that accommodates orthotics. 

The terry cloth liners on the tongue and inner heel area provide added comfort and make the feet feel plush. At the bottom of the shoes, a durable rubber outsole delivers improved traction and grip. 

Founded in 1895, the British label Reebok has an excellent brand heritage and a rich history in sporting attire. Converging with Adidas in 2004, the brand continues to create technically innovative designs made to support sporty lifestyles. Taking advantage of contemporary trends, Reebok sneakers are not just for the gym but are also for everyday, casual wear. 

Reebok sneakers come with outstanding heritage and are worn by athletes, celebrities, and regular consumers all around the world. Reebok sneakers come in a wide range of styles, from classic to vintage-retro to performance-focused designs enhanced with advanced sports technology.

Revisiting their archives, Reebok has decided to upgrade their Classic Leather into the Classic Leather 1983 TV.  This ‘80s running legend retains the look of the original, having its clean look and style. It is outfitted as a new running silhouette in premium garment leather with some updates to its comfort features. 

  • A cream color contrast enables the side logo Reebok with the Union Jack and that of the tongue to be highlighted. 
  • The overall aesthetic of the Classic Leather 1983 TV is based on the original 1983 TV commercial release.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.