The Reebok Club C 85 OTC is only available in women’s sizes. The ladies can choose from sizes 5.5 to 11.5. Although the pair runs true to size, a couple of reviewers said that it could be a bit bigger than the standard sizing.
The Reebok Club C 85 OTC is marketed as a women’s shoe that displays a classic sporty look and provides time-tested comfort for different activities. It is suitable for women who are always on the go. Just grab these made-for-her kicks that can seamlessly transition from the gym to the office.
Pair it with athletic wear for workouts or go for shorts, jeans, or skirts for a laidback casual day.
The shoe’s upper utilizes the same material as its predecessors for that familiar comfort and fit. Perforation detailing is placed on the toebox for breathability. Both the shoe’s tongue and collar are padded for added comfort and cushioning. Lastly, the shoe’s outsole features a milky ice coating that gives it a distinct style.
Tennis was prevalent sport during the 80s, which inevitably drove different sports brands to cater to the market’s demands. Reebok released multiple tennis performance shoes, and one of them was named Reebok Revenge Plus, which was introduced in 1985. Soon after, the brand decided to change the shoe’s name to Reebok Club Champion to better fit the sporting world of tennis. During that time, tennis implemented strict dress codes that had to be followed – minimal and mostly white in color.
Eventually, the Reebok Club Champion was once again renamed to its shorter version, Reebok Club C. The shoe retains its crisp and classic design, which helped make it a staple amongst tennis players in the 80s. The Reebok Club C is favored due to its superb quality in both fashion- and performance-wise.
In the 90s, basketball beat tennis as the most celebrated sport. At the same time, Reebok suffered losses from stiff competition with other brands. As a result, the Club C together with the other Classics was shelved for a couple of years. But, fast-forward to 2016 Reebok brought back the shoe by releasing the Reebok Club C 85 Vintage, which only proves that classics never go out of style.
Moreover, the Club C had been introduced in different variations and eventually became prominent in the urban community since its re-release. Famous rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y and brands like Palace Skateboards, Naked, and Concepts have all put their own twist on the classic pair.
In 2017, Reebok designers released different iterations that feature subtle changes to each shoe. One of them is the Reebok Club C 85 OTC, which comes with a unique milky iced outsole.
- The shoe is available in B – Medium
- The “OTC” in the pair’s name means “On The Court.”