Facts

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Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from

Sports

Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

Casual

Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

Collection

Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

Price
$60

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of testers found the Reebok Classic Renaissance to be a comfortable One truck driver said the low-top shoe helps him feel comfortable when driving long hours on the road.
  • Many users commended the padded inserts of the shoe which, they say, is a nice touch. The foam insole made them feel like they were walking on air even during long days on their feet.
  • A lot of reviewers were pleased with the price of the shoe. One added that the price is an “excellent value for an excellent sneaker.”
  • Several people liked that the shoe came with several size options such as regular, wide, and extra wide.
  • The Classic Renaissance is a durable shoe, according to a few purchasers. The sneaker’s upper and outsole both seem like they'll last a long while.
  • The sneaker is quite versatile. Many buyers said the shoe is great for walking while others say they’re perfect for workouts in the gym.
  • Some customers said the shoe looks well-made because there are no obvious glue marks or broken stitches.
  • Two individuals reported that the shoe does well in wet and cold weather because the feet stay dry.
  • One consumer mentioned how pleased he was with the style of the Reebok Classic Renaissance. He noted how the sneakers made his wide feet look narrow.
  • One person noted the shoe’s non-skid sole.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of buyers complained that the Reebok Classic Renaissance’s fit is narrow and small. They wrote that even the 4E wide feels tight and that buyers need to order up a half size larger to get their true length.
  • Many customers were disgruntled to discover that the shoe’s leather material as advertised on sites is man-made and not real leather.
  • The low-top footwear needs more arch support according to several reviewers.
  • The Classic Renaissance feels stiff for the first few uses.
  • The material of the white colorway needs frequent occasional touch-ups and cleaning to keep it looking white. Otherwise, it could turn yellow.
  • The sole is not very flexible, reported some consumers.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Renaissance is an affordable shoe that is high on comfort. The design makes it especially suited to people with wide feet because it does not look clunky and makes their feet look narrow. The shoe has several width options to choose from although some say even the wide sizes feel narrow. One popular suggestion reviewers mention to solve this narrow fit would be to go up a half size or so larger. Since the shoe also runs small, according to the same buyers, this might be the perfect solution.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 433 ratings

5 star
65%
4 star
16%
3 star
7%
2 star
4%
1 star
8%

My Rating


Reebok Classic Renaissance History

Reebok’s Classic collection reflects the evolution of the brand’s athletic footwear since its humble beginnings to the athleisure sneakers that are popular now. The Classic line was launched with the Reebok Classic Leather which the company released in 1983 as a performance-based running shoe. However, this silhouette was different in that it was designed with the style-conscious runner in mind.

The Classic Leather’s silhouette started the Classic collection’s trend of combining functional and technically-detailed shoes that can cross over to the fashion scene regarding style and design.

The Reebok Classic Renaissance springs from this collection of stylish yet practical shoes. It has a clean silhouette that mirrors the shoe’s heritage and gives it a retro appeal.

Reebok Classic Renaissance Style

The shoe’s timeless classic look coupled with a hint of contemporary vibe makes it easy to pair with a lot of casual wear. Simple tees, shorts, and jeans matched with the Reebok Classic Renaissance make the outfit perfect for any casual trips around town. Top it off with a denim jacket. A streamlined cotton jacket will give your outfit a smarter look.

Fit & Sizing

The Reebok Classic Renaissance is available for both men and women. Aside from the regular fit, there are wide and extra wide size options as well. For men, sizes range from 6-15 while women’s sizes are offered in 5-11. The shoe’s leather upper gives soft support for the feet.

Notable Features

The Reebok Classic Renaissance’s cushioned feel and comfort along with the low-profile, old-school silhouette, is its most distinguishable characteristic. The style is definitely eye-catching and noteworthy.

Additional Info

  • The Reebok Classic Renaissance utilizes a Memory Tech foam sockliner for a cushioned feel.
  • The shoe has a man-made leather upper and stitched overlays.
  • A Starcrest woven label which gives salute to the shoe’s heritage can be seen on the tongue.