We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most testers have ranked this Reebok Classic Leather Ripple Altered as among the most comfortable pairs they’ve worn.
  • Its cushioning is more on the firm side rather than squishy, which a lot of wearers like.
  • Plenty of buyers say that this model offers a swell value for its budget-friendly price.
  • Many folks from both sexes love that the sneaker has a vintage vibe but with a modern touch to it.
  • Some users share that its unusual design and colorway aroused the interest of friends and onlookers who complimented them.
  • Its sporty, edgy look easily matches a variety of clothing, according to several fashion-oriented customers.
  • This model has gotten some customers to return to the brand and buy more Reebok sneakers.
  • A few customers say that the online pictures didn’t do justice as the sneaker, especially its colors, looks way better in person.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few users have agreed that the sneaker felt narrow for the first few weeks until it molded to their feet.
  • Several have found out that the suede upper faded quickly after a week of use.
  • The ripples on the soles don’t look they would last long with daily use, according to an old-time Reebok customer, who prefers the classic soles.

Bottom line

Reebok just altered one of their classic and most-loved silhouettes, surprising old and new fans. The Classic Leather Ripple Altered breaks boundaries, with all its strange and striking additions.

While staying true to the original Classic Leather heritage, this iteration features rippled soles and boot laces while suede and nylon comprised its vintage-looking upper. This incredible budget-friendly sneaker makes for a worthy asset in one’s closet.


The Reebok Classic Leather Ripple Altered is a unisex design offered in men’s sizes. Women are to go down one and a half sizes from their original size. For example, a women’s 8 is 6.5 in men’s unisex sizing.

This iteration of the Reebok Leather Classic has a low-top profile, which offers the ankles free range of motion to adapt to instant, unexpected foot movements and transitions. Complemented with boot laces, the traditional lace-up closure locks the foot in securely.

The silhouettes of these Classic Leather Reeboks have long been considered as staples for daily wear. It goes along with almost any style. This Classic Leather Ripple Altered fits the street, urban, and casual as well as the sporty look. Track pants and jeans equally look good on these kicks.

The addition of bold colors and rippled soles only widened the styles this model can pull off. Colorways available are Black/Coal/White/Gold and Royal/Grey/Red/Grey.

The Reebok Classic Leather Ripple Altered is perhaps a top contender as to which is the most eye-catching among all the Classic Leather iterations. The magnificent colorways, rippled soles, cleat laces, and the emphatic Reebok branding that ran along the sidewall—all this makes this sneaker pop out like crazy from the rack or store window.

In 1983, the Reebok Classic Leather debuted and became a perennial best-seller and remained as such until today. As it was during the decade of the fitness boom, this all-white, simple-looking leather sneaker, which was marketed as a trainer, stirred a craze among fitness buffs and sneaker fanatics.

More or less thirty years later, Reebok made a huge comeback after enduring bankruptcy by reviving their shelved silhouettes and launching their Classics Collection. The Reebok Classic Leather was included in that catalog of classics and has been subjected to a series of updates and influential collaborations. Among the newest versions of this essential classic is the Classic Leather Ripple Altered, which enriches the Reebok oeuvre.

  • This sneaker is equipped with a lightweight EVA midsole, which effectively provides cushioning and shock absorption in each stride.
Danny McLoughlin
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.