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Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Reebok Club C
Colorways: Black / Blue / Grey / White

Verdict from 7.1 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • Reviewers mentioned that the Reebok Club C 85 TDG is one of the comfiest sneakers they have ever bought.
  • Great styling which goes well with so many clothes.
  • One of the classic sneakers that’s rather underrated, according to a buyer.
  • One reviewer described that the Club C 85 TDG is comfortable right away, straight from the box, without the need for break-in time.
  • Good price and nice quality.
  • A very pleased purchaser said the sneaker is aesthetically appealing in any angle.
  • Looks good as in the pictures.
  • “Extremely comfortable” is one of the dominant factors mentioned in the reviews made on the Reebok Club C 85 TDG.
  • A buyer who uses the Club C 85 TDG daily walking to and from work attested that this sneaker doesn’t give any discomfort.
  • A casual pair of sneakers that can go with any style.

2 reasons not to buy

  • At least one reviewer mentioned the shoe is half-size small.
  • Additional colorways would certainly be appreciated by prospective buyers.

Bottom line

The Club C 85 TDG is one of the classic silhouettes of Reebok that has an appeal to those who favor a minimalist style with a vintage charm. Reebok has kept the design of this sneaker simple and subdued, but it did not scrimp on elements that make this version one of the comfortable sneakers in its collection. And to top it all, this retro-style sneaker is very affordable and versatile.

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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.

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 modified variations of the Reebok Club C 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 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.

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.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.