Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of testers have found the Reebok Classic Renaissance to be comfortable. 
  • Many users commend the padded inserts of the shoe, which they say is a nice touch. 
  • A lot of reviewers are pleased with the price of this shoe from the Reebok brand
  • The Classic Renaissance is a durable shoe, according to a few purchasers, and the sneaker’s upper and outsole both seem like they'll last a long while.
  • Many buyers say the shoe is versatile and can be great for walking and workouts at the gym.
  • Some customers have said that the shoe looks well-made because there are no obvious glue marks or broken stitches.
  • Two individuals have reported that this shoe does well in wet and cold weather because the feet stay dry.
  • One consumer has mentioned how pleased he is with the style of the Reebok Classic Renaissance because it makes his wide feet look narrow.
  • One person has noted the shoe’s non-skid sole.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of buyers have complained that the Reebok Classic Renaissance’s fit is a bit too snug.
  • The low-top footwear needs more arch support, according to several reviewers.
  • The Classic Renaissance feels stiff for the first few uses, a few say.
  • The sole is not very flexible, some consumers have reported.

Bottom line

The Reebok Classic Renaissance comes from the brand's Classics Collection. It is an affordable shoe that is high on comfort. The design doesn’t look clunky and instead, gives the feet a slimmer look. The sneaker looks to be sturdily built, and the finishing is just as excellent. This footwear also keeps the feet in comfort with its well-padded construction.

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Good to know

The Reebok Classic Renaissance features a leather upper with plenty of overlays that provide soft support for the feet. However, the arch support may be lacking for some. In this case, the use of custom orthotics is suggested. 

The shoe is extremely comfy because of its well-cushioned build. There just needs to be a brief period where the shoe will feel somewhat stiff before it sufficiently breaks in and molds to the foot. 

A five-pair eyelet lacing secure the sneaker to the foot. Lug soles give the foot a secure hold on many surfaces.

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.

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.

Reebok’s Classics 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 Reebok CL’s silhouette (also known as the Classic Leather) 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.

  • 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 that gives a salute to the shoe’s heritage can be seen on the tongue.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.