Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of its users liked the design and materials of the Reebok Club C 85 NBK sneakers. They stated that its retro silhouette is pleasing.
  • The majority of its wearers advised that this shoe is comfortable.
  • Its affordable price made many of its purchasers very delighted.
  • Several of the buyers mentioned that it was not difficult to incorporate the low-top into their fashion ensembles.
  • The cushioning of the Reebok Club C 85 NBK is at the very least adequate, according to a couple of reviewers.
  • A few of the commenters advised that this sneaker is well-ventilated.
  • There is a wearer who praised the lightweight feel of this pair.
  • The Purple Fog / Quartz and Opal / White are essentially monochromatic color schemes, which a few of the customers considered a welcome feature.

2 reasons not to buy

  • There are a number of shoppers who advised that the color of the sneaker is different from the pictures.
  • One customer complained that her pair got a hole in the toe area after a month of regular use.

Bottom line

The Reebok Club C 85 NBK is one of the recent additions to the growing Reebok Club C collection. Similar to its numerous predecessors, this pair retains the classic silhouette of the original model, this time with suede upper instead of the usual leather material.

While several have praised the style and appeal of the sneaker, others have highlighted its comfort and support features. With a regular budget-friendly price of $80, there aren't many reasons why women wouldn't want to cop a pair of Reebok Club C 85 NBK.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Club C 85
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Reebok Club C
Price: $80
Colorways: Beige, Grey, Pink, Purple, White
Special editions: 22 special editions
Size
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The low-top Reebok Club C 85 NBK is available in US women’s sizes, from 5 to 11. It has a conventional lace-up enclosure that offers a customized fit while the suede upper allows for a soft and flexible wear. Ankle mobility can also be expected with its low-cut construction.

The Reebok Club C 85 NBK exhibits a sporty but sophisticated low-top profile that is suited best for casual workdays, holiday trips, or just about any casual weekend activities. Because its colorways are virtually tonal, it naturally blends with almost any casual clothing.

The comfortable cushioning aspect of the sneaker is primarily due to its padded foam sockliner. Its high abrasion rubber outsole which has diamond patterns delivers traction and time-tested durability.

As the name implies, the Reebok Club C 85 was introduced in 1985 as originally a tennis footwear. The C on its name means “Champion.” Its design inspired by the Reebok Revenge Plus but with fewer details, making it more minimal and a bit less flashy. With its minimalistic design, tennis players were allowed to use this in the tennis courts.

The Reebok Club C 85 has a full grain leather upper and a roomy interior that has been well-received among tennis enthusiasts and workout people during the 80s. One noticeable detail on the branding is the British emblem after it, which was considered odd by the consumers, as the sneaker was first released in the US by Reebok’s American distributor Paul Fireman. Although, some concluded that it might be a homage to the brand's British origins.

Similar to other more famous tennis footwear that later became a fixture in the lifestyle category, the Reebok Club C 85 was out of production for a while. When the company re-released the classic silhouette, its sales proved that it is evident that the consumers still appreciate the design of this classic shoe. Famous artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y were seen rocking the shoe.

One of the recent reiterations of the Club C 85 is the low-top Reebok Club C 85 Nubuck. Released in 2018, it features a suede upper with modest color options, but still has most of the details of the original model.

  • The suede upper is made from cow skin.
  • It has traditional EVA foam on its midsole.

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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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