Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • The Classic Leather SG (Seasonal Gum) is one of Reebok’s most comfortable shoes, according to a lot of reviewers who said the footwear’s comfort is second to none.
  • The low-top old school-styled shoe is beautifully-made, say many consumers. They further added that the footwear has an amazing retro yet original look.
  • Several purchasers believe that the casual footwear is long-lasting and of high-quality. One person added that the quality even seems to have increased from the time he bought his first pair to his second.
  • The Reebok Classic Leather SG is a solid shoe made with good materials according to a significant number of testers.
  • Many customers were pleased that the low-top sneaker model has a number of good color choices. A few of them reported planning to buy another colorway or two of the silhouette.
  • The sneaker, like other inexpensive Reebok footwear, are well worth the money according to some buyers.
  • Some people reported the shoe had a true fit in terms of length.
  • A few individuals noted the shoe’s lightweight feel. One of them mentioned that it was quite good to use for running while others state that the footwear is perfect for office and casual wear.
  • One person wrote that the Reebok Classic Leather SG is easy to clean.
  • A customer was pleased to find that the shoe gave lots of support and seemed to be water-repellent.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few people complained that the Reebok Classic Leather SG has a thin tongue which makes the fit feel loose.
  • Two people felt that the low-top casual shoe is a bit narrow. They say the space is somewhat limited in the toe area.
  • One person reported that the shoe has a squeaky sole.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Leather SG is a well-made and beautiful shoe that is worth more than it costs. Throw in strong colorway choices, a lightweight, and comfortable feel, and quality materials and you’ve got one outstanding shoe.

The only slight drawback to this footwear would be its thin tongue that might make the shoe feel less secure on the foot, but the adjustable lace-up closure could take care of that.

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Good to know

The Reebok Classic Leather SG is offered in men’s sizes only. The shoe fits men with sizes ranging from 4 to 13. Half sizes are offered as well. The shoe has a thin tongue which might make a snug fit more difficult to achieve, but the footwear does have an adjustable lace-up closure that could make up for this.

The Reebok Classic Leather SG is a good-looking shoe that can handle most casual to semi-formal situations. Wear it with jeans or shorts and a polo shirt or long-sleeved Henleys for casual outings. For smarter occasions, chino pants and long-sleeved polos will do the trick. Top off with a blazer.

The Reebok Classic Leather SG’s sophisticated low-profile silhouette along with its soft pigskin nubuck upper give it a sleek and elegant look that is perfect for most occasions. The cool colors add to the trendy vibe as well as the design that is a mix of both old-school and new. A cushioned ride further makes this shoe a remarkable one.

The Reebok Classic Leather was launched in 1983 as a running shoe. It had a simple, clean design as opposed to most running shoes out at the market during that time which had many technical details. However, even with its simple silhouette, it was purely functional and helped athletes reach their max performance. Further, the leather upper gave it a stylish and elegant look.

The shoe’s silhouette was a hit, not only among sports enthusiasts but with the lifestyle crowd as well because the model blurred the line between style and performance. The footwear was especially popular in the UK where it became part of their sneaker culture.

More than three decades from its first release, the Classic Leather continues to dazzle sneaker lovers. And Reebok has responded by releasing various Classic Leather iterations and colorways for this model. The Reebok Classic Leather SG (Seasonal Gum) is yet another iteration of the classic. In this newer version, the OG gum sole is brought back while the upper is updated with a pigskin nubuck material.

  • The shoe features a supple pigskin upper and leather heel accent.
  • The gum rubber outsole keeps the look authentic and gives the shoe traction.
  • The shoe is available in Smoky Indigo, Black, Sand Stone, and Washed Jade colorways.
  • The Reebok Classic Leather SG has an EVA midsole cushioning each step.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.