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10 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers enthusiastically shared that they are pleased with the overall quality of their Reebok Classic Leather Gum.
  • Many mentioned that the shoes are comfortable even if they’d been walking in them for hours.
  • There were mentions of how the Classic Leather Gum provided comfort even during rigorous gym workouts.
  • Some were pleased with how well-crafted their pairs of the Gum-soled version of the venerable Reebok Classic Leather are.
  • Many noted that this pair is so light.
  • A considerable number of reviewers vouched for the durability of this pair.
  • Some noted that this pair is indeed a true classic in both look and feel.
  • An overwhelming majority recommend this pair to anyone who wants value.
  • The Reebok Classic Leather Gum is quite affordable.
  • There are a couple of colorways to choose from.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers noted that the Reebook Classic Leather Gum runs a bit small.
  • There were a few purchasers who thought that the previous version of the Classic Leather had better insole cushioning.

Bottom line

The Reebok CL Gum is easily among the most comfortable shoes in the market today. It does not hamper movement, and it even makes wearers feel light even after long walks or rigorous workouts. With its affordability and classic look, this one is in many ways a good pick.


Base model: Reebok Classic Leather
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classic Leather
Price: $75
Colorways: Grey, Pink
Special editions: 46 special editions
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This Classic Leather Gum from Reebok falls in the size 9 to 13 range for men. Women, on the other hand, can choose any size from 5 to 12. Both come in medium or standard widths.

Generally, the Reebok Classic Leather Gum is casual enough to hit the streets in and professional enough to go to work in. Because it comes in neutral colorways, it can go with almost every hue in an everyday person’s wardrobe. It also has this gum outsole that make the shoes palatable even to the most meticulous fashionistas.

If black or white are too mundane for an important event, the Reebok Classic Leather Gum can be customized to suit unique personalities and purposes.

The original Classic Leather’s iconic silhouette is a very obvious feature of the shoe. It is a silhouette that has been followed by countless sneaker and fitness fans since the 80s. As recognizable as it is, there are also subtle refinements that make the shoe as popular before as it is today. This is simply a shoe that mixes the past and the new with ease.

One new twist in this version of the Classic Leather is the Gum outsole that serves two purposes. It offers excellent grip and superior durability. Secondly, the brown tone of the Gum rubbers offers a nice contrast to the upper and midsole sections.

Originally released in 1983, the Reebok Classic Leather was already responsive to the needs of the time. Because there was already a clamor for stylish footwear, the Classic Leather was specifically designed for and targeted at men and women with strong fashion sense.

But because running and jogging were two of the top activities that the market was learning to love, the Classic Leather did not completely let go of its athletic heritage. It had air vents that ensured breathability. It also made of use of the BiDensity Shock Protection System, a special technology that contributed to running stability.

Today, The Reebok Classic Leather Gum retains its pretty-but-high-performing image. Its neat and classic silhouette has universal appeal. Its soft leather upper and gum outsole make sure that the wearer gets the utmost comfort.

  • The Reebok Classic Leather Gum uses die-cut EVA on its midsole for maximum shock absorption.
  • The original Classic Leather was the first athletic shoe to be constructed using garment leather.


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