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

5 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Club C 85 HMG is an affordable shoe.
  • This shoe's great color goes with everything, according to a reviewer.
  • Another very pleased reviewer commented on the high-quality leather used in this shoe.
  • It is a comfortable classic shoe, as stated by some reviewers.
  • The design and color of this shoe are well-appreciated by several purchasers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer disliked that this shoe is a bit different from the usual sneakers that are currently out on the market.

Bottom line

A throwback style with a bit of a premium touch probably defines the Reebok Club C 85 HMG. As part of Reebok's way to honor its heritage, it took the original silhouette of the classic most loved back in the 80's and upgraded it with a deconstructed upper in minimal design and white color that suits the white sneaker trend of today's fashion scene. It did not disappoint as a large number of impressed purchasers indulged on its overall aesthetics, plus its comfort and affordable price. Overall, it is highly recommended and highly rated by the reviewers.  


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Reebok Club C 85 HMG History

Initially released in 1985 as a tennis shoe, the Reebok Club C has been one of the most lauded Reebok shoes that still sells up to this day. A rebrand of the Reebok Revenge Plus, it received a name change in which the C stands for "Champion" to better suit the targeted tennis sneaker scene. Over anything else, it was designed to function with its premium leather upper for durability and a terry-lined inner for comfort. Despite being made primarily as an athletic shoe, given its minimal and stylish design, it also somehow accomplished its way to the fashion scene.

Years passed and the Club C remains close to its original roots. Unlike other best-selling sneakers to date, this silhouette has not been made available in versions that tweaks its original shape or materials. Released iterations throughout the years still stayed close to the original.

In 2017, Reebok launched the Reebok Club C 85 HMG as part of its 2017 JW Foster Collection. The HMG stands for "homage" or for giving honor to the brand's heritage. Through this release, the 80's silhouette received an update with a deconstructed, unlined, and premium leather upper with laser-engraved panel details. The classic Club C 85 features carried in the forms of the Reebok label window on the side, Reebok brandings on the heel and the tongue, EVA midsole, padded foam sockliner, and rubber outsole.

Reebok Club C 85 HMG Style

The Reebok Club C 85 HMG is a low-top sneaker following the silhouette of famous 80's kicks. The overall design is minimal and in subtle colors, which just means that it can quickly match a variety of outfits.

Fit & Sizing

The Reebok Club C 85 HMG comes in Men's sizing, which ranges from 4.5 to 13 in D Standard width. It has a low-top structure for flexible ankle movement and a lace closure for customized fit. The tongue features an extra eyelet in which the laces could go through to help keep it in place. The premium leather upper gives the much-needed support on the feet.

Notable Features

What most may initially notice on this "Homage" edition of the Reebok Club C 85 is its deconstructed upper in an unlined premium soft leather and laser engraved panel detail that adds a premium look to this iconic classic. It also has an enormous lightly-padded tongue, aside from the perforation details on the vamp that mainly functions for foot ventilation.

Additional Info

  • The Reebok Club C 85 HMG features a premium soft leather upper for support and comfort that sits on an EVA midsole for proper shock absorption. It also has a high abrasion rubber for durability and a padded sockliner for added comfort.
  • The Reebok label window is visible only on the outer side panel, while the Reebok Starcrest logo is on the tongue. Other Reebok brandings are evident on the heel, the midsole, and the outsole.
  • The Reebok Club C is customizable through the Reebok's official website.