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

10 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers were utterly impressed by the comfortable feel of the Reebok Club C 85.
  • It is wallet-friendly.
  • A good number of buyers continue to appreciate the classic style of this sneaker.
  • According to some purchasers, this is an old school staple that remains a trend to this day.
  • They fit as expected, based on the comments of many reviewers.
  • Several loved its ability to match almost any outfit.
  • Superior durability is mentioned many times over by a good number of users.
  • Reebok offers the Club C 85 in several different color options.
  • The easily-recognizable Reebok windox box containing its logo and the Union Jack flag is still featured in the upper.
  • A couple of those who use inserts found the fit to be just right.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful noted that it is very hard to cop one of these online.
  • Some loyal fans of the Club C 85 remarked that it is no longer the shoe they fell in love with in the 80’s.
  • More than a few buyers complained that this no longer comes in wide sizes.

Bottom line

The Reebok Club C 85 is an all-around sneaker that somehow successfully bucks the latest craze of sophisticated footwear. Despite being basically the tennis shoe it was supposed to be, subtle modifications have allowed diehard fans to continue flaunting this popular sneaker to this time. At a very affordable price, one can get a sneaker that seamlessly matches old school style, but still fashionable look.


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Reebok Club C 85 History

The Reebok Club C 85, as the name suggests, entered into the sneaker world as a tennis shoe in the mid 80’s. The C stands for Champion. Reebok took the DNA of the Reebok Revenge Plus and made it into a more minimal, slightly less gaudy silhouette to adapt to the rules of tennis.

The full grain leather and comfy interior allowed the shoe to gain prominence among tennis loyalists and exercise fanatics in during this decade. One particular oddity in the design that still stands to this day is the catchy Reebok branding that is prominently displayed together with the British emblem when the company was licensed and distributed in the US by Paul Fireman, an American. Perhaps because it has become such a huge part of the shoe, this element of the Club C 85 may never be completely removed throughout its existence.

Like some of the most famous tennis shoes that became sneaker icons, the Club C 85 was also discontinued for some time. It came back more popular than ever. After its moderate period of hiatus, it has been embraced by some of today’s most famous rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y. The almost anonymous beginning of this shoe is really in sharp contrast to how it is currently treated by the more updated and far-reaching fans of this line.

Recent collaborations with artists and boutiques are likely only to increase this shoe’s rising popularity.

Reebok Club C 85 Style

In so many ways, the old and new are bridged by the Reebok Club C 85. While the main silhouette largely resembles the one introduced in ’85, some alterations allow people to stay current without losing any of the shoe’s timeless appeal. It goes with almost all kinds of outfit as an all-day wear.

Fit & Sizing

The tennis roots of the Club C 85 allow it to provide adequate support and hold for those who are on the go. It also provides sufficient interior room for a variety of foot shapes. The men’s sizing is from 7 to 15 while the women’s is from 4-12. It generally fits true to size.

Notable Features

Reebok’s knack for making simple and yet timeless classics is very much true in the profile of this 80s court shoe—the Reebok Club C 85. Based on the general consensus of reviewers, the shoe skilfully blends comfort, class, and style without any sweat. Getting a pair of this iconic sneaker is almost a sure fire way to mix performance with lifestyle.

Another notable element in this sneaker is the peculiar presence of the Reebok transparent box where the Union Jack is prominently displayed. While this was something strange back then because of the company’s American distributor, the design has stood the test of time and forms part of the silhouette that is one of the most recognizable in the sneaker world.

Additional Info

  • The low cut design enables more range of motions.
  • The shoe comes with a molded sockliner for more comfort and cushioning.
  • Reebok continues to utilize the visible window where the British flag and Reebok logo are found.
  • Moderate padding in the heel, ankle collar, and tongue add comfort and plush feel.
  • Gigi Hadid, Curren$y, and Kendrick Lamar are some of the celebrities who were seen wearing the Reebok Club C 85.