Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The sleek appearance of the Reebok Club C 85 is embellished in a pastel-splashed colorway that projects a stylish and fashionable silhouette.
  • Many reviewers highly recommend the sneaker as a first buy.
  • The sneaker is superbly comfortable.
  • The good-looking antics of the Club C 85 Lace is accounted for by its premium quality materials.
  • The color variations of the sneaker are unique and outshine other sneaker models, according to some buyers.
  • A couple mentions stated that it is their best sneaker buy ever.
  • With its function and class, the sneaker is deemed reasonable when it comes to price and value.
  • It delivers a lightweight feel.
  • The colors of the Reebok Club C 85 Lace are perfect for spring and summer.
  • The Nubuck material and thicker lining are adequate for winter or cold days which keeps the feet warm.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There are polarizing views regarding the size of the Reebok Club C 85 Lace. Almost half of the reviewers state that it runs true to size while the other half insists that it runs larger by half a size.
  • One user suggested that the sneaker is not for rainy days as the fabric might get damaged.
  • Some were stating that the color of their shoes did not match that of the photos.

Bottom line

Another low profile in the Reebok Classic vault is revamped into savvy fashion footwear with hints of modern style. The Reebok Club C 85 Lace embellishes a feminine side of things into its exterior to project an adorable pastel-colored sneaker that can be sported in every season.

Its low top form is built with high-quality Reebok materials which also deliver a lightweight feel. Although some acquired a pair that has a different color than the pictures, the variance is bearable and can still be fashioned flawlessly.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Club C 85
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Reebok Club C
Price: $75
Colorways: Grey, Purple
Special editions: 22 special editions
Size
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An ice rubber outsole hugs the outline of the foot with a sandwiched EVA midsole that provides primary cushioning. The low top upper's interior and underlays are composed of textile which grants additional coziness. A lace lockdown secures the fit of the shoe which also manipulates snugness. Three lines of perforations are found at the toe box for breathability.

 

The sneaker's upper-versus-outsole color combination stands out and emphasizes every detail brilliantly. Its laces are even tinted darker to give body to the overall image of the shoe. Sporting the sneaker with pants that are folded up at the ankles would most likely fit the bill. Skirts do justice as well with the prominent colorways namely the Smoky Orchid and the Seaside Gray.

The most striking feature of the Reebok Club C 85 Lace is its hints of Lace Color Wash. The tonal color, although found in the same color spectrum, differs from the laces to the upper and the icy cupsole. Two colors are produced in this package which is Seaside Gray and Smoky Orchid.

During the 1980s, tennis was a big-shot sport. The supreme court play was not the only thing that audiences look forward to but also the kicks that each athlete bear. Though minimalist in concept, tennis sneakers took a shift from the court terrain into the streets when superstars start to wander off-court while still wearing their tennis game shoes. The public gradually noticed its low profile style which superbly coincides with articles of clothing. Soon after, global brands started to produce tennis-inspired lifestyle footwear.

Reebok was one of the major sports apparel companies that gave in to the trend. They first released the Newport Classic, a tennis shoe that has a streamlined design in a white upper that complies with strict tennis dress codes. The NPC became a mold for more tennis-influenced Reebok sneakers to come.

The Reebok Club Champion succeeded the NPC with flying colors. It was initially dubbed as the Revenge Plus, but after years of revamping the model gave birth to the Club C. Due to its sleek form, it became subject to multiple variations that would continue to the present time.

The Reebok Club C yet again was remodeled in 2017 into a female-oriented form named the Reebok Club C 85 Lace. The Lace type features pastel accents of color that are inserted with a plush interior for supreme comfort. Utilizing Nubuck for its upper, the tonal appeal of the shoe even aligns with different seasons.

  • The icy rubber outsole is somewhat transparent which adds flair to the already stylish accent of the sneaker.
  • The outsole displays a diamond criss-cross pattern for traction.
  • It was released during the summer of 2017.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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