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.

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

7 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers feel that the Reebok Club C 85 Leather is a very comfortable shoe. Some of them reported wearing the shoe all day for work because of the cushioned feel that’s easy on the feet.
  • The simple, clean lines of the shoe have captured the hearts of several consumers who say they’ve loved the silhouette for decades. They say the timeless classic has such presence that it’s sure to last for more years to come.
  • A number of people say the casual low-top footwear fits true to size although people with narrow feet can also go down half a size if they want a more snug fit.
  • A few buyers of the Reebok Club C 85 Leather noted that the shoe goes with anything and can be used in most types of situations or events.
  • Some users called the sneaker a “dope” and “slept on” shoe while others commended the shoe’s soft and smooth leather material.
  • One person was pleased that the shoe is available for a moderate price.
  • The Club C 85 Leather has modest arch support which feels just right, according to an individual.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Two consumers complained that the Reebok Club C 85 Leather does not come in wide sizes.
  • One tester said the lifestyle sneaker needs a bit of breaking in before it could become fully comfortable. She added that on the first day of wear, the shoe kept rubbing on her Achilles tendon.

Bottom line

Simple and classic lines combined with a cushioned interior has made this silhouette a much-beloved model that has endured for years. For a reasonable amount, a model based on one of Reebok’s most iconic shoes can be yours. The lifestyle sneaker has a premium look and feel coupled with a timeless appeal. However, the shoe does not come in sizes fit for people with very wide feet. It also needs to be broken in first to truly feel comfortable.


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Reebok Club C 85 Leather History

The Club C 85 first appeared in 1985 as a cutting-edge tennis footwear. The iconic athletic sneaker was based on Reebok’s Revenge Plus model, albeit toned down a bit to match the fast-paced game’s more conventional standards that demanded a streamlined look.

The Club C 85 had a British flag branding on the tongue of the shoe, paying homage to the brand’s roots before it became a fully American company. It had a terry towel lining and an upper made of soft leather. The footwear was an instant hit with tennis aficionados. Its popularity also crossed over to the fitness market, specifically the aerobics crowd, that flourished during those days.

Due to the shoe’s successful run, Reebok introduced new colorways and versions of the footwear throughout the years since. The Club C 85 Leather is yet another iteration of the original. This version features an updated outsole that gives it more traction, an Ortholite liner, and anti-microbial linings.

Reebok Club C 85 Leather Style

Classics are generally easier to match with outfits because of their clean and timeless look. The Reebok Club C 85 Leather looks good when paired with chinos and crisp white shirts, ideal for smarter settings. They can also be matched with joggers, shorts, and jeans topped off with a cute shirt or blouse.

Fit & Sizing

The Reebok Club C 85 Leather is offered in women’s sizes ranging from 5 to 13. The adjustable lace-up closure of the casual sneaker along with the shoe’s soft leather material gives it a more secure fit.

Notable Features

The lasting appeal of the Reebok Club C 85 Leather’s silhouette plus the premium tumbled leather material that makes up the shoe’s upper gives the footwear an elegant, hard-to-miss look. Add to that the sleek, low-cut construction of the shoe, and you’ve got one outstanding sneaker.

Additional Info

  • The shoe has a rounded toe and perforations at the vamp.
  • The Reebok Club C 85 Leather features a padded tongue and collar to give the wearer more comfort.
  • The low-cut footwear has antimicrobial and breathable textile linings.
  • A removable Ortholite sockliner provides the user with a more comfortable wear.
  • The high-abrasion, non-marking rubber outsole provides stability and traction.
  • One shoe weighs approximately 11 ounces.