Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Aligning with the original Reebok Classic Leather running model, the sneaker catered superb comfort to most of the wearers.
  • The shoe's minimalist style and solid tonal upbringing impressed a wide array of customers.
  • The Reebok Classic Leather Solids' radiant colors were widely appreciated by buyers.
  • The Classic Leather Solids was priced reasonably.
  • The sneaker's retro form made some users nostalgic by the use of its premium vintage structure.
  • Some of the wearers were impressed with the diversity of the design that can be suitably partnered with numerous clothing combinations.
  • A handful of the purchasers were very satisfied with the overall aspect of the product.
  • Almost a dozen buyers state that the sneaker looked exactly like the photos when they ordered them.
  • Very few users were fascinated with the shoe's lightweight built.
  • Due to the full leather outer layer of the sneaker, the Reebok Classic Leather Solids can be cleaned with ease.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users share that they received a pair with different qualities claiming that the other half was defective and sized inappropriately.
  • Two reviewers notice the bulkiness of the shoe when comparing it with other Reebok Classics.

Bottom line

Keeping up with the constant colorway modifications of the old school Reebok design, the Reebok Classic Leather Solids emphasizes colors with its tonal pattern up to the sole. The sleek design enables users to sport the shoe with different apparel options that would match the hue of the sportswear.

Beneath the monochromatic outer layer, the sneaker contributes superior comfort and cushioning that give honor to the original model released in 83'. Simple, yet stylish, the Classic Leather Solids proved true to its goal of being relevant through time.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Classic Leather
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classic Leather
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole
Price: $100
Colorways: Red, White
Special editions: 46 special editions
Size
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The Reebok Classic Leather Solids is available for both men and women. Its padded interior adds snugness to its fit with the aid of the front lace system of fastening. This pair has the foam sockliner with the lightweight EVA midsole for day long comfort.

Having a shoe with one color makes it easy for wearers to partner it with different outfits. Depending on the colorway of the Reebok Classic Leather Solids, it is best to partner it with apparel that complements its hue.

The low top sneaker, disregarding colors and theme's, can usually be sported with pants for men and dresses and skirts for women during summer. The black colorway can even be worn with formal clothes or in the office replacing conventional leather shoes.

When comparing the Reebok Classic Leather Solids with other similar models of the Reebok Classic line, the noticeable difference will be the full monochromatic image of the shoe that even includes the same colored Union Jack logo and the tongue. Its interior lining is also tonal, and even the foam insert. The patch at the tongue is attached closer to the vamp that displays the vintage Reebok logo in a hue the same as the whole shoe.

1983 was Reebok's year of power with the release of several pioneer models like the Ex-O-Fit, Princess, London Runner, Freestyle Hi, and the Classic. Most of these shoes cemented the company's sky-high status in the sneaker world at that time, but one model stood out and became an iconic stature to be followed in the succeeding years.

The Reebok Classic was primarily created as a running shoe which was timely released during an ethos were healthy outdoor activities like jogging took place. Though it gained popularity during the decade, its mainstay in the shoe apparel industry was established years after its initial release. Gradual incorporations of advanced designs and materials innovated the Classic on which it continued to progress as a staple for everyday casual use.

A vast variety of colorways and shoe lines available today honors the vintage Reebok Classic may it be in leather, suede, or nylon uppers. Reebok devised a system of nomenclature for their Classic lines that end with two to three capital letters at the end of the shoe's name.

The capital letters were based on the sneaker model's colorway or the origin of the material included in the footwear. Other iterations simply state a specific Classic line's appearance like for example the Reebok Leather Classic Solids which is composed of a uni-colored silhouette from the upper up to the sole.

  • The sneaker sports a low top profile that enables increased mobility in every step.
  • Features like the EVA midsole, the high-abrasion rubber outsole, and the foam sockliner are maintained from the original model of the Classic.
  • A rippled sole design of the Classic Leather was released in 2016 that has the same overall image of the Reebok Solids but only differs in the outsole.

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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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