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.
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.