Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviews state that the Reebok Classic Leather & Knitted is a very comfortable kick.
  • A handful of sneaker fans admired its classic and time-tested design.
  • A few shoe users appreciate the use of mesh materials on the shoe as it provides breathability and keeps their feet dry.
  • This kick is available in a variety of tonal colorways.
  • The materials and craftsmanship of the Reebok Classic Leather & Knitted are deemed to be of excellent quality based on a significant number of wearers' opinions
  • A few shoe users mentioned that this shoe fits true to size.
  • Most consumers find this kick's upgraded style with textured details to be stylish.
  • Some fashion-savvy purchasers loved the fact that the shoe is easy to pair with almost any casual ensemble.
  • A good number of commenters liked the pair's unique tonal colorways that, according to them, enhanced the pair's design.
  • A significant number of buyers claim that the Reebok Classic Leather & Knitted has good value for money.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Most reviewers said that this pair feels smaller than expected.

Bottom line

An updated version of an icon, the Reebok Classic Leather & Knitted has retained its original silhouette but now incorporates knitted materials to provide a  head-turning, unique overall style to the classic. Aside from its upgraded aesthetic, this kick provides excellent comfort and protection that is durable and high quality.

Although fitting the shoe in person is best recommended to address its only downside, sizing. Ultimately, if you are looking for an affordable kick that delivers premium style and premium protection, then this kick might be worth the try.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Classic Leather
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classic Leather
Price: $80
Special editions: 57 special editions
Size
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The Reebok Classic Leather & Knitted is offered exclusively in men's sizing that ranges from 5 to 15. Ladies who would like to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This kick reportedly runs smaller than expected so fitting it in person is best recommended.

Equipped with a more modern look and comfort, the Reebok Classic Leather & Knitted is an iconic profile with a style upgrade. Its tonal colorways that cover the whole shoe makes for a stylish shoe that makes heads turn, while its low-top silhouette makes for easy mix and matching with an array of casual ensembles.

This kick's upper is crafted from textured knit underlays and leather suede upper for breathability, style, and durability. It features a monochromatic color from the upper to the outsole, which adds to its uniqueness and overall style. Finally, both the shoe's tongue and collar are padded for extra comfort and cushioning.

After the commercial success of Reebok's leather-crafted Freestyle shoe, the brand decided to apply leather on a running shoe. This first-ever running shoe made out of leather was introduced in 1983 and was dubbed the Reebok Classic Leather. People loved the pair's minimal design and classic silhouette, which eventually helped in its rise to fame. The Reebok Classic Leather is considered by most as the brand's first real success story.

Despite it being introduced as a running shoe, its popularity subsequently crossed over to the streets and became established as a lifestyle sneaker staple. Its classic good looks transcended fast trends and still regarded as one of the most sought-after kicks today. The shoe's unwavering relevance throughout the years made it Reebok's most iconic shoe in the entirety of its archives.

With its established reputation and classic design, the Classic Leather became like a blank canvas that different artists, designers, stores, and brands wanted to put their own interpretation on. Some of the pairs released in partnership with these personalities were deemed as ‘collector's items' due to its ultra-limited supply and high demand. Some of the more notable collaborations are with the brand Palace Skateboards and artist Kendrick Lamar.

In December 2016, Reebok released an iteration of the shoe with a slight modification in its upper. As the name implies, the Reebok Classic Leather & Knitted featured the use of a knitted material in the upper, more specifically in the midfoot and toe areas, which offers a more breathable and lightweight ride. It also comes in tonal colorways that add to the pair's overall stylish design.

  • The shoe is available in D – Medium width.
  • It is also called the Reebok Classic Leather Knit.

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