Facts

  • Top
    Top

    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $70
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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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.