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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 10.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

12 reasons to buy

  • Most purchasers find the Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE’s quality to be very satisfactory.
  • One reviewer noted that the shoe is easy to clean.
  • An overwhelming majority of the reviews put in high regard the comfort this pair provides.
  • A large number of consumers adored the shoe’s padded foam sockliner as it contributes to the kick’s overall superb comfort.
  • Most of the purchasers were very fond of the shoe’s classic yet stylish aesthetic.
  • A handful of the shoe users said that it is versatile enough to be paired with almost all of their casual clothes.
  • The Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE is available in a variety of tonal colorways. Some have found its color selections to be very on-trend.
  • A few wearers mentioned that the shoe breaks in very nicely.
  • A significant number of reviewers claim that it is true to size.
  • It is good value for money, according to a lot of buyers.
  • The shoe brings a feeling of nostalgia every time they wear it.
  • It is relatively light, based on some shoe users’ observations.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of purchasers said that the pair runs a bit smaller than their usual size.
  • A few disclosed that the Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE lacks breathability.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE exudes a timeless and genderless sporty appeal. Its tonal colorways are both subtle and profound in a way that it is easy to pair and, at the same time, could elevate any casual ensemble. Apart from its pleasing aesthetic, the pair also provides optimal comfort and quality.

The shoe is best used during colder days due to the upper's warm construction. Ultimately, if this doesn't bother you, and you value both style and comfort, this shoe would be great as a go-to pair for every day. Moreover, its wallet-friendly price could be worth the buy.


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Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE History

After the successful use of textile leather on the Freestyle, the UK based company decided to apply it on a running shoe for the first time in 1983 and called it the Reebok Classic Leather. Aimed at fashion-conscious men and women, the shoe rose to popularity because of its simplistic design and streamlined silhouette.  It is widely considered as Reebok's first true success story.

The Reebok Classic Leather was inevitably adapted by the masses and is now known as a lifestyle sneaker staple. Throughout its decades of existence, the shoe is the subject of several collaborations. Some of these collaborations are fittingly called collector's items due to its premium quality and limited releases.

Some of the most notable collaborations are with the brand Palace Skateboards and artist Kendrick Lamar, while A-list celebrities like Jay-Z and Travi$ Scott, who have been seen wearing it also contribute to the shoe's popularity.

One of the pair’s reinterpretations is the Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE. It was released as part of the band’s Fall/Winter 2016 Collection.

Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE Style

The Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE's low-top silhouette and clean, simple colorways make for a versatile kick that could be paired with almost any casual ensemble. It is a low-key tonal kick that utilizes textures to give it character and style. The shoe retains its retro silhouette that just proves that some things only get better with time.

Pair it with your casual staples like jeans, shorts, joggers or skirts to elevate your everyday look.

Fit & Sizing

The Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE is only available in men's sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 6 to 13, while the ladies who want to cop should go 1.5 sizes down from their usual shoe size. Although the pair runs true to size, a number of purchasers said that it could run a bit smaller than usual.

Notable Features

The shoe's upper is crafted from mesh material with nubuck overlays for added structure. It features a low-cut design for ankle mobility, while perforation detailing can be seen on the toebox for breathability. Both the pair's tongue and collar are padded for cushioning and comfort. Lastly, the sockliner features padded foam for that in-step comfort and cushioning.

Additional Info

  • The shoe is available in D – Medium width.
  • The Reebok Classic Leather Clip ELE can be customized.