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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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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.
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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.
Reebok Club C 85 TDG History
One of the trademark appeals of Reebok is its various approaches to different forms of leather. In fact, leather workmanship is deeply ingrained in the history of Reebok as its founders Jeffrey “Jeff” William and Joseph “Joe” William Foster came from a rich bloodline of well-respected shoe makers known for crafting footwear out of genuine leather.
High-quality shoes made of leather was passed on to the forefathers of Jeff and Joe until these brothers were able to acquire the technique.
When these aggressive young blood created their own path and formed Reebok, which was originally intended to be Mercury Sports Footwear, they took with them the methods they obtained during their apprenticeship at the Foster-owned Olympic Work. The sports shoe store was then run by their father Jim and uncle Billy (named James William and John William respectively at birth).
From manufacturing cycling shoes the brothers jumped to running shoes. Their trainers were lucky enough to make a way into the US market and across neighboring nations such as Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico through exclusive distribution rights arranged with American camping wholesaler Paul Fireman, who later fired up the game for Reebok.
Reebok further flourished with leather that the brand became supremely popular in the 1980s when it introduced a shoe made of soft garment leather. The low-cut shoe, particularly dropped in 1982 was named Freestyle and marketed as an athletic shoe for women. The interior was made of Terrycloth liner which is an ultra soft towel-like fabric that kept the feet dry.
This evolved over the years and the concept was applied in the production of aesthetically-appealing tennis shoes such as the 1985 Newport Classic (renamed NPC in the succeeding years). Eventually, the trend in tennis dress codes was directed towards simplicity and Reebok responded with releases of classic court silhouettes such as the Revenge Plus that was soon renamed Club C.
The Club C was initially dropped in 1985 and like its soft leather forerunners, this sneaker became a court favorite, especially among casual athletes due to its supreme comfort. Through the years, this court trainer was transformed to casual street footwear while staying true to its timeless heritage.
One of the modern day variations on the original silhouette is the Club C 85 TDG which retained the most recognizable simple and clean lines of the first iteration. More importantly, it features unparalleled supple comfort coming from its Terrycloth lining. This 2016 edition joins other members of the Club C such as the Reebok Club C 85 and Reebok Club TG.
Reebok Club C 85 TDG Style
Reebok has kept its collection of classic styles that continue to make an appeal to those who gravitate towards footwear essentials that will most definitely be in fashion. One that remains to be in the loop is the Club C 85 TDG that seamlessly goes well with an arsenal of casual go-to clothes.
Fit & Sizing
The Reebok Club C 85 TDG is made of quality leather upper that does not constrict the foot. The low-cut profile of this retro-style sneaker gives the ankles freedom of motion, with enough cushioning to the midsole. It generally runs true to size and available in men’s sizes ranging from 7-15 US. It comes in medium width.
The Reebok Club C 85 TDG remains true to its timeless heritage as its distinct silhouette resembles the original Club C tennis trainers with the use of leather for its coverage. This tweaked version offers a sporty-casual look summed up by its clean and simple leather design and can easily be paired with any relaxed wardrobe for a variety of everyday functions.
- The Starcrest branding on the tongue is synonymous with classic Reebok products.
- The bottom of the Reebok C 85 TDG is made of long-lasting gum sole which offers good grip.
- The toe cap of this sneaker is made of velvety suede.
- Reebok was named after a South African gazelle called Rhebok.
- Reebok was formed in 1958
- Adidas Group acquired the financially ailing Reebok company in 2006 from Joe and Jeff for nearly $3.8 billion.