Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • Most buyers find great value for money as the $79.99 price for the shoe is usually on sale for as low as $40 to $60 per pair.
  • Majority of shoe users find comfort in its padded textile sock liner.
  • Solid colors for the Reebok Classic Leather TDC are unique and trendy.
  • The Camo graphic detailing on the tongue and heel part caught the attention of a large number of buyers.
  • Several buyers praised the Reebok Classic Leather TDC’s durability as the outsole does not easily wear out.
  • A good number of customers liked the shoes’ rubber outsole because of its solid grip and traction.
  • Many people complimented the clean and sleek silhouette of this running shoe turned lifestyle sneaker.
  • Quite a lot are pleased with how comfortable the shoe is for everyday use and long walks.
  • An online reviewer mentioned that the classic shoe design will never go out of style as the colorways are vibrant and appealing.
  • Even for a vintage shoe, the style continues to appeal to younger sneaker fans say some critics.
  • A good number of observers found the subtle placement of the Reebok brand in the shoe appealing as it does not overshadow the overall

5 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers would have wanted the shoe to have removable insoles.
  • A customer commented that the padding for the ankles is not as soft and thick for a cushioning material.
  • Some users are bothered that the shoe needs some time for break-in before it becomes comfortable.
  • A couple of wearers found the shoe a bit narrow.
  • Various people noticed that the shoe is a bit heavier compared to other classic running sneakers.

Bottom line

For a popular running shoe from the 1980s, the Reebok Classic leather TDC has gone a long way in proving that its simple design, excellent craftsmanship, demonstrated comfort and dependable durability are among its best assets.

With this revival from the extensive archives of Reebok, sneaker fans are treated with superior quality and comfort on classic sneakers that can deliver through the years.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Classic Leather
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classic Leather
Price: $80
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Pink, Red
Special editions: 46 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top 10% best sneaker
A top rated Reebok sneaker
It has never been more popular than this April

Expert Reviews

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As a casual sneaker, the Reebok Classic Leather TDC fits well and runs true to size. Feet are kept in place with a snug fitting by classic shoelaces.  The shoe is available in sizes for men and women and width medium D or B. Men’s size range from US size 7 to 13 while women’s sizes range from US size 5 to 11.

The Reebok Classic Leather was designed not only for full performance but for a person who wants to display a good sense of style. The Reebok Classic Leather TDC is suited for everyday wear providing daylong comfort whether on a casual walk or simply chilling in a room. The Pigskin nubuck upper and foam sock liner provides support and comfort while the unique camo graphics detailing gives it an edgier look that appeals well to the younger generation.

Also adding visual appeal to this design is a two-color split bottom. What adds more boldness to the design of this shoe are vibrant colors of the Reebok classic sneakers that really blends well with a casual and street-smart look.

The Reebok Classic Leather TDC was designed with innovative features like a BiDensity Shock Protection System for stability and a die-cut EVA midsole for added shock absorption. The shoe also features a low cut-design that allows movement of the ankles making the shoe convenient for activities that require a wide range of movements. The high abrasion rubber outsole also provides superior traction and grip for various types of surfaces.

Although Reebok has been producing shoes since the early 1900s, it was only in the 1980s during the fitness running boom that it really took off. Reebok was so popular during the height of the recreational running boom in the United States when the first Reebok Classic Leather was released in the fall of 1983. The design of the Reebok Classic Leather is almost similar to those running shoes of the eighties but one thing really stood out then is the use of garment leather in shoe manufacturing, a first for any shoe company at that time.

The Reebok Classic Leather was a groundbreaking performance shoe at that time although Reebok designers have already envisioned the vintage kicks as a lifestyle sneaker because of its fashionable silhouette and display of colors. The TDC edition is just one of the numerous variations of the first Classic Leather.

  • Grammy-award winning American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar has endorsed and worn some of the Reebok Classic Collection since late
  • Other celebrities spotted wearing the Reebok Classic Leather include Gigi Hadid, Christina Milian, Brandy, and Beyonce.
  • The collar and tongue are adequately padded for more comfort.
  • Reebok entices sneaker fans with a nice lifestyle touch by using graphics in the interior and inner heel of the shoe.

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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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