Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • According to testers, the Reebok Classic Leather SM (Speckled Midsole) is a very comfortable shoe. One of them said that the footwear molds to the foot after wearing it a few times.
  • The low-top sneaker is a classy model that is both casual and trendy, many consumers noted. Others say it is a great modern take on the classic.
  • The Reebok lifestyle footwear is an excellent and good-quality product according to several buyers.
  • Some purchasers reported that the Classic Leather SM has beautiful colors that are true to the photos.
  • A few people described the casual low-top as lightweight.
  • The shoe has a good price and goes with everything, a handful of reviewers remarked.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers of the Reebok Classic Leather SM reported that the shoe runs small. They had to exchange their order for a larger pair.
  • Some purchasers of the low-top shoe were not pleased to find out that its colors run when being washed. They also advised other people not to wear the footwear during rainy days as the color may rub off.
  • A customer stated that it was difficult to remove stains from the shoe.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Leather SM is an excellent lifestyle shoe that is comfortable and molds to the feet. The model retains the main Classic Leather’s silhouette classic good looks but updates it with a contemporary vibe. It has a good choice of colorways to choose from, and the price is less than its worth.

The Classic Leather SM, however, runs small. The color of the shoe also tends to rub off when wet and it is a bit hard to clean it off.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Classic Leather
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classic Leather
Price: $90
Colorways: Beige, Blue, Green, Grey, Red
Special editions: 46 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Reebok sneaker

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The Reebok Classic Leather SM is made exclusively for men. Sizes range from 5 to 14 with some half sizes available. The shoe has a lace-up closure that locks the feet securely.

The low-top model tends to run small according to previous buyers, and future purchasers may need to order a half size bigger at least.

Classics never go out of style and are so easy to wear with any outfit. Look casually cool by pairing your Reebok Classic Leather SM with selvedge denim, a plain shirt, and sporty jacket. It will also work with chinos and a casual button-up polo shirt.

The Reebok Classic Leather SM comes with an Ortholite insole to give effective cushioning for long-wear comfort. The insole also has antimicrobial properties that prevent foot odor. The contrasting colors of the upper, as well as the speckled design of the sole, also give the shoe a distinct and unique look.

The Reebok Classic Leather SM is based on the silhouette of the Classic Leather, a running shoe that came out in 1983, right after the underrated Reebok Classic. The Classic Leather combined style and superior performance which is why it gained a popular following from the fashion crowd along with sports fans and enthusiasts. It is also the shoe that started off the Classic Collection of the brand.

The classic silhouette was known in certain English places as the ‘pub shoe’ in reference to the clean lines of the shoe that’s perfect for wearing anywhere, whether you’re counting steps or pints, and also as an allusion to the people wearing the shoe to conduct legal and not-so-legal businesses in the pub.

The 1983 original release featured air vents for added breathability as well as the Bi-Density Shock Protection System for shoe stability. It had an upper made of premium leather which gave it an elegantly sporty look.

The Classic Leather SM (for Speckled Midsole) features many of the details of the original silhouette but is given a more modernized look and tech. The sole of the shoe has a speckled design and contains an Ortholite insole as well as a padded foam sockliner.

  • Perforations on the toe box of the Reebok Classic Leather SM gives the shoe enhanced ventilation.
  • The footwear features a die-cut EVA midsole and a leather and nubuck upper.
  • Some models of the Classic Leather SM contain a sole with contrasting colors.
  • The casual sneaker features a high-abrasion rubber outsole that gives the shoe durability and good grip on different surfaces.

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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.

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