Who should buy Reebok Club C 85 NBK

The low-top Reebok Club C 85 NBK is a great choice for people who are looking for:

  • sneakers with suede upper for soft and flexible wear that pairs almost with any kind of clothes
  • sporty but sophisticated low-top profile shoes that are suited best for casual workdays, holiday trips, or just about any casual weekend activities

Reebok Club C 85 NBK logo

Comfortable cushioning

The comfortable cushioning aspect of the sneaker is primarily due to its padded foam sockliner.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK midsole

Traction and durability

It's high abrasion rubber outsole which has diamond patterns delivers traction and time-tested durability.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK sole

HIstory of Reebok Club C 85 NBK

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 is 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.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK tongue

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.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK toebox

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.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK front

One of the recent reiterations of 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.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK heel

Facts / Specs

Base model: Reebok Club C 85
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Reebok Club C, Reebok Club C 85
Colorways: Purple / White / Beige / Grey
Special editions: 11 special editions
SKUs: BS9609 / BS9610 / BS9613 / CM9053 / CM9054 / CM9055

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.