Size and fit

Emerging from the Club C lineage, the Reebok Club C 85 FVS maintains a soft leather cover that’s capable of bending easily. Its Fully Vulcanized Sole feature makes it flexible which is why it offers immediate comfort right off the box. Built for the women’s feet, this low-top can be purchased in sizes stretching from 5 to 11 US. Men can grab this kick by going for a size that’s 1.5 bigger than their usual foot measurement.

Reebok Club C 85 FVS Style

A throwback of court styles from the ‘80s, the Reebok Club C 85 FVS preserves the same straightforward aesthetics of the original Club C 85 model paired with a rubber gum sole that gives it a vintage appeal. The urban maroon colorway appears classy and bold even with tapered jeans, while the neutral-toned Club C 85 FVS bare beige, cool shadow (light grey), and white options soften any look, including cropped denim and joggers.

Notable Features

Reebok has been reviving its court classics by updating the upper colors, materials, and sole structures. The Reebok Club C 85 Fully Vulcanized Sole turns up as a fashion staple with its classic, old-school charm that’s enhanced by its tonal upper and gum rubber outsole. The upper doles out exceptional comfort, while the molded sockliner and vulcanized sole grants ample support minus the added weight.

Reebok Club C 85 FVS History

Reebok’s old-school sneaker lineup hasn’t vaporized in spite of the massive wave of futuristic runners, trainers, and sneakers in today’s market. The Reebok Club C 85 FVS is one of the modernized examples of Reebok’s tennis classics that reigned supreme back in the 1980s and stays relevant today among sneaker lovers.

The clean, definitive style of the Reebok Club C 85 was first witnessed on the tennis scene in 1985. The original model, made of durable leather upper and terry towel lining, is a renamed version of the tennis-specific Reebok Revenge Plus with the C denoting “Champion.” The rebranding represents the type of market it caters to more accurately.

From the days of Boris Becker to the present time, trends have changed, but this tennis-born icon managed to stay very much alive. Though it is no longer fitted for the court, its form is much welcomed by sneaker enthusiasts. The brand does a few tweaks on the upper colors and sole designs from time to time to keep it looking fresh.

In 2017, the Club C 85 was given a vibrant overhaul using monochromatic shades and suede material on the upper and colored gum at the bottom. More variations on the iconic model spurted through collaborations with prominent lifestyle retailers such as Packer and Sneakernstuff in the same year. Not too long later, the white sole of the C 85 was replaced with a fully vulcanized gum version with the drop of the Reebok Club C 85 FVS (Fully Vulcanized Sole).  

Additional Info

  • FVS stands for Fully Vulcanized Sole.
  • The gum rubber outsole of Reebok’s Club C 85 FVS grants traction.
  • The Reebok branding is discreetly placed on the tongue, heel, and on the window box at the lateral top.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Reebok Club C 85
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Reebok Club C, Reebok Club C 85
Colorways: Brown / Beige / Black / White
Special editions: 11 special editions
SKUs: CN2188 / CN2273 / CN2274 / CN3351 / CN3352

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