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This iteration of the Reebok Classic Leather is available in men’s sizing that ranges from 4 to 14 in D Standard width. It has a low-top profile that permits flexible foot movement and adjustable lace closure with a central tongue loop tab for a secure and snug fit. For supplemental in-shoe comfort, the tongue, collar, and insoles are all padded. Further, the shoe’s overall hold and support are excellent following the shoe’s running shoe DNA and nubuck and leather upper.
Despite that modernized and ripple pattern upgrade on the outsole and the speckle midsole accent, the Reebok Classic Leather Ripple SM stays true to the classic roots of its core model, the Reebok Classic Leather. The upper utilizes a combination of leather and nubuck for a sporty and timeless appeal that fits almost any set of outfits, while the speckled midsole adds a nice and contemporary touch to the classic look of this running-inspired kick.
The Reebok Classic Leather Ripple SM shoe stays true to the heritage of the iconic Reebok Classic Leather shoes. However, this particular iteration stands out for two reasons – its rubber outsole that follows a ripple pattern for increased durability and added aesthetic; and its striking midsole with speckle design accents, hence the SM in the name which stands for “Speckled Midsole.”
Reebok launched the Classic Leather in 1983 as a performance running shoe that pioneered the use of garment leather as an upper material. Since then, it has successfully evolved from a running staple into a street style must-have and an icon in the sneaker community. Its iconic status led to an assortment of colorways of the original silhouette and countless of contemporary versions that, most of the time, use upgraded materials or flaunt new designs that stay true to the Reebok Classic Leather's roots.
One of the recent iterations of the Reebok Classic Leather is the Reebok Classic Leather Ripple SM. It retains the tooling of the original silhouette, but it received several design upgrades particularly on the sole unit. The upper is made of nubuck and leather for supportive comfort that lasts. The midsole, on the other hand, flaunts speckle design accents (hence the SM or “Speckled Midsole” in the name) while the outsole follows a ripple pattern for durable traction.
- The Reebok Classic Leather Ripple SM also features an EVA midsole for cushioning and added comfort.
- Like the Classic Leather, this shoe displays Reebok logos on the tongue, lateral side panel window, and heel.
- The toe box features perforation details for added breathability.