We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Classic Leather provides superb comfort and is evident in its fans' loyalty and the shoe's longevity in the sneaker scene.
  • Some consumers find this kick's design and colorways to be versatile enough that it could be paired with countless casual outfits.
  • Majority of the shoe users noticed that this pair runs true to size.
  • The Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New is available in various colorway options.
  • Some long-time fans of the shoe loved the fact that the shoe has a rich background.
  • Most purchasers agree that the Classic Leather range is the best shoe in Reebok's sneaker collection.
  • A significant number of reviewers find this kick to be very stylish, especially the print detail on its midsole.
  • The pair's construction and materials are of excellent quality, based on a number of shoe users' opinions.
  • Several buyers agree that the Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New is good value for money.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some wearers noticed that this kick runs narrower than expected.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New stays true to its name as it retains its original classic leather construction with an updated, more stylized midsole. A bright patch graces its midsole adding a fashionable detail that could elevate your classic shoe collection and your ensemble.

Specially designed for the women, the ladies can now enjoy a well-designed pair in appropriate sizes of this classic kick. Ultimately, if you are looking for a stylishly iconic shoe equipped with comfort and affordability, then this shoe is for you.


Base model: Reebok Classic Leather
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classic Leather
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, Pink, White
Special editions: 46 special editions
Small True to size Large
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The Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New is exclusively available in women’s sizes that range from 5 to 10.5. This shoe generally fits true to size although some have said that it feels narrower than normal size.

A classic with a twist, the Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New is aptly named with the upgrade in its style. A patterned patch is placed on its midsole that adds fashionable and subtle detail to your overall look. Pair it with jeans, shorts, or joggers for a laidback day or dress it in skirts and dresses for a more feminine option.

The shoe's upper retains its heritage use of leather material that is both time-tested and durable. Perforation detailing is placed on the pair's toe box area for added ventilation. It also features the brand's Bi-Density Shock Protection system for added comfort and ride. Lastly, the shoe's outsole is made of gum rubber, which adds grip, traction, and visual enhancements.

After the success of the Reebok Freestyle, the brand decided to utilize leather as a new pair's upper material and dubbed it the Reebok Classic Leather. Released in 1983 by Reebok, the shoe was developed with fashion-forward men and women as its target market. Its minimal design and sleek profile became the driving force behind its popularity and was widely regarded as Reebok's first real success story.

With the Reebok Classic Leather's appeal, it inevitably made its way to the streets and became a casual kick staple. The shoe's success was very evident and undeniable that it became the Reebok’s most iconic sneaker in its collection.

In its more than thirty years of existence, different artists, designer, brands, and personalities have put their own interpretation of this shoe. Some of the more notable collaborations of the Classic Leather shoes are with Palace Skateboards and artist Kendrick Lamar.

One of its many reiterations is the Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New. This shoe's construction and material remain unchanged but now comes with a stylized midsole and fun colorways. It is exclusively offered to the ladies.

  • The shoe is available in B Medium width.
  • The pair is offered in three colorways: baby pink, white and black. The black colorway’s midsole patch is not as visible as the other colors; it just features a grayish line.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.