83 users: 4.6 / 5
Base model: Reebok Classic Leather
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classic Leather

Verdict from 6.8 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • The sneaker keeps up the premium quality materials of the Classic Leather.
  • A user commended its supportive stance.
  • Almost all of the reviewers praised the supreme comfort that the Reebok Classic Leather Ice bears.
  • The combination of colorways and the ice sole projected a very stylish look that was adored by many.
  • The cool antics of the sneaker made it perfect for the summer.
  • A handful of buyers religiously acclaimed the vintage appeal of the Reebok Classics which was upheld by this "Ice" edition.
  • Many users achieved a true-to-size fit with the sneaker.
  • The leather material bounds the sneaker easy to clean.
  • A couple mentioned that the Classic Leather Ice is a crisp and fresh pair.
  • It goes exceptionally well with many outfits.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One user was disappointed that the blue color of the sole did not match that on the website.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Leather Ice rematches classic elements and shuffles it into one sophisticated sneaker. Adding an ice sole reinvigorates the 'Souljas' of the past and combines its essence into the timeless silhouette. It even makes the classic look cooler.

The Ice edition is another collectible to be added to a long line of Reebok Classics that are available in the market. As the years have passed and the seasons change, the Reebok Classic Leather Ice would still be a staple option for casual wear.

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The Reebok Classic Leather Ice is a low top primarily designed for men. It runs in full sizes starting from 6 to 15 in D medium widths. Women are also welcome to sport the classic trainer bearing in mind a 1 1/2 size below the men's.

The walls of the sneaker are lightly padded to add coziness on every stride. It utilizes a lace enclosure for lockdown. Cushioning comes from the traditional EVA midsole which also absorbs shock.

Two prominent colorways were released bearing the ice sole for this sneaker iteration. The black and white hues showcase a crisp and clean image that is easy to partner with clothes. The ice sole perfectly adds chic to the overall appeal of the low top form which complements the tonal strike of the upper.

Aside from resurrecting the famous tonal black and white uppers, the sneaker adds another iconic feature: the icy blue sole which advantageously enhances grip and traction.

Before the current trend of technology-imbibed shoes, there was a time that leather was a core material for the upper of a running sneaker. It was 1983 when the world first witnessed the Classic Leather, a running shoe that utilizes garment leather as an upper material. It is also fixed with a BiDensity Shock Protection System for supreme cushioning (at the time) and air vents for breathability.

But as shoe technologies spontaneously developed, the "runner" function of the Classic Leather faded out. Fortunately for Reebok, civilians who loved its look continued to sport it to the streets. The act contagiously spread through casual walkers and soon became an underground hit throughout the decades.

In the recent years, the vintage style gradually crept its way into the limelight with a lot of help from loyalists who kept the Classic Leather spark alive from the underground. With artists like Kendrick Lamar spearheading its comeback, its name became relevant again in the footwear realm.

In 2016, Reebok Classics brings back the ice sole which was used in 90s Reebok Workout Mids and attached it to the Classic Leather. Tinted in black and white tonal uppers, the Reebok Classic Leather Ice adds coolness and exceptional grip from below.

  • The sneaker stays true to its production roots with its Die-cut EVA midsole for cushioning and comfort.
  • The upper material consists of premium soft leather for a luxurious but stylish look.
  • The sneaker was released in May 2016.

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Fit true to size on me and I have a fairly wide foot, and I'll order again soon since I can't keep my shoes white.. - Amazon
Danny McLoughlin
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.