Verdict from 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the users express that the Reebok Classic Leather ATI 90s is an excellent fusion of retro and modern style.
  • Aficionados of shoes emphasize that the design on this reimagined sneaker is very fashionable and clean-looking.
  • Numerous sneakerheads are one in saying that the multi-color palette detailing is well-thought-of.
  • Several wearers point out that this trainer has remarkable overall comfort.
  • A number of reviewers share that the Rbk CL ATI 90s is lightweight on feet.
  • Most fans of Reebok sneakers declare that wearing the CL LTHR ATI 90s feels like going counterculture in a throng of Nike and Adidas footwear.
  • Plenty of customers state that this trainer is versatile when it comes to outfitting choices.
  • Many sneaker collectors describe that this retro low-top feels more breathable and flexible to wear than the original Reebok Classic Leather.
  • For the style and comfort, this kick comes at a reasonable price point.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of wearers describe how the toe area tends to hurt their toes.
  • Most of the individuals share that the forefoot feels too narrow, but breaks in easily.
  • The soles feel hard, and lack cushion opines a few users.

Bottom line

Taking inspirational details from the Reebok Aztrek, plus the timeless Classic Leather silhouette, and infusing some pops of color reminiscent of both the ‘80s and ‘90s period, makes the Reebok Classic Leather ATI 90s a must-have in one’s collection. 

Amid mainstream sneakers dominated by Swooshes and Three-stripes, having this Reebok masterpiece on one’s feet is a head-turner and conversation-starter in itself.

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Good to know

The Reebok Classic Leather ATI 90s is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. Several reviews mention that this runs large but has a wide width. Choosing the right size still boils down to one’s one’s forefoot width and one’s snug preference. To ensure one gets the nearest size liking, it is best to patiently go through the site’s guide to measuring one’s feet. It also helps to read through some recommendations from reviews for more context.

Possessing a removable sock liner allows those individuals with custom orthotics to replace it with theirs. Much like the Classic Leather, this version also features the signature terry fabric lining the tongue and heel for that plush feel.

A balance of retro and new-age, form and function, vibrant and neutral colors, this CL version of Alter the Icons is the perfect sneaker to represent one’s own individuality.

  • Don on some high-waist black denim jeans, a cotton tee under an oversized jacket, and a pair of this kick in Skull Grey/Black/Pink/Lime color hue, with some chains around the neck for that ‘90s vibe.
  • White tee under a black slip dress, a black choker, and some pair of the CL Leather ATI 90s in Cream/Sand/Cobalt/Lime scream the period’s ladies fashion.

Although it carries the Reebok Classic Leather name, one needs to take a second look because of the mixed upper and the fun pops of color hits. Taking cues the Aztrek, the ATI 90s Classic Leather is a shoe on its own.

An upper consisting of suede, leather, synthetic, and textile upper is one visual sign of the reimagination of this classic. Top it off with some lively hues. Some variations are painted predominantly in white with hits of blue, red, turquoise, and pink.

The Alter the Icons collection was launched in July 2018. In this project, Reebok takes iconic silhouettes and taps up-and-coming musicians, designers, artists, and fashion stylists to re-alter the timeless silhouettes and put each individual’s spin to it.

In it’s February 2019 Spring-Summer ATI capsule, Reebok highlighted two of its ‘80s iconic enduring silhouettes, the Classic Leather and the Workout Plus, stylized through the following influencers: (1) Grammy-nominated rapper Childish Major; (2) Atlanta-rapper, J.I.D; (3) rap artist and designer Rejjie Snow; (4) London-based model-stylist-songwriter Juno Song; (5) singer-songwriter Tayla Parx; and (6) 13-year-old twin sisters DJs Amira and Kayla.

  • Details on the lace closure, wing-like heel with 3 holes, and the split design on the toe vamp to the tongue are details taken from the Reebok Aztrek.
  • The toe vamp, midsole, outsole, and the logo spanning the sidewalls are from the Classic Leather silhouette.


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