Facts

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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

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

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
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Special editions

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

7 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers agree that the comfort the Reebok Club C 85 ICE provides is outstanding.
  • Several purchasers said that the shoe is stylish.
  • The pair’s quality exceeds their expectations, according to a few consumers.
  • The Reebok Club C 85 ICE is available in different colorways.
  • One reviewer shared that she liked the fact that the shoe has a timeless silhouette with a unique blue gum sole accent, which lends a one-of-a-kind look to any outfit.
  • A few consider the pair to be good value for money.
  • The Reebok Club C 85 ICE’s colors, materials, and graphic designs can be modified according to your personal preferences.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer shared that due to the shoe’s blue gum sole, it only looks good with a number of casual outfits.

Bottom line

The Reebok Club C 85 ICE provides a familiar comfort and retro silhouette that are time-tested, and ones that are passed down from its predecessor. There is no doubt that the shoe brings with it the model's rich history, but the Club C 85 ICE now comes with a frosted outsole that could provide a unique touch of style that could elevate a rather dull casual ensemble.

Despite some reports of people not keen on the blue gum sole, the shoe could be a great addition to spice up your sneaker collection. Apart from its reputable quality and comfort, it offers something different at a very affordable price, which could make it worth the buy.


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Reebok Club C 85 Ice History

In 1985, Reebok released a tennis performance shoe and called it the Reebok Revenge Plus. The brand eventually renamed it to the Reebok Club Champion to suit the sport of tennis better. The shoe exudes a minimal design dressed in mostly white to comply with the strict rules of tennis dress codes during that era.  It became an instant hit amongst tennis players and fans alike due to its style, durability, and wallet-friendly price.

Somewhere along the way, Reebok once again changed the pair’s name to a shortened one and called it the Reebok Club C. Then a few years after its release, the shoe, along with other Classics, got shelved due to stiff competition with other brands.

Fast-forward to 2016; the brand wanted to highlight the sport of tennis by digging into their archives. Reebok decided to bring back four of their most iconic tennis sneakers: Phase 1 Pro, NPC, NPC UK, and the Reebok Club C.

Specifically, the Reebok Club C garnered the most attention among the re-released shoes and became popular in the urban community. Famous rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y have put their own interpretations on the shoe, as well as a couple of brands like the Palace Skateboards, Naked, and Concepts.

The Reebok Club C also received a couple of iterations from the brand’s designers that featured different subtle upgrades. One of them is the Reebok Club C 85 ICE. This shoe dons an iced out blue gum sole that adds a unique look to the overall shoe design.

Reebok Club C 85 Ice Style

The Reebok Club C 85 ICE features a traditional low-top silhouette with leather upper that stays true to its retro appeal. The shoe’s cool ice outsole provides a unique pop of color and style to your casual ensemble. Pair it with casual staples with monochromatic colors to make the sneaker the focal point of your look.

Dress it in shorts, jeans, or joggers for the ultimate laidback-cool sporty outfit.

Fit & Sizing

The shoe is available in men’s sizes only. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 7 to 14, while the ladies who want to cop can go 1.5 sizes down from their normal size. The shoe generally runs true to size.

Notable Features

The Reebok Club C 85 ICE’s upper is made of textile leather as it stays true to its retro style. The shoe features toebox perforations for breathability. The shoe’s collar is padded while the tongue is crafted from mesh for comfort and cushioning. Lastly, the frosted blue gum sole adds a unique touch to the shoe’s overall design.

Additional Info

  • The shoe is available in D – Medium width.
  • The pair got its “ice” name due to the frosted looking blue outsole.