Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $85
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Summary

We spent 8.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Quite a lot of reviewers found the Reebok Revenge Plus Gum shoes very comfortable to wear. One user described the shoes as “so comfortable, you never want to take them off.”
  • Plenty of purchasers loved the low-top sneakers’ style which is a cross between old-school and contemporary.
  • These casual shoes by Reebok have excellent quality and are well-finished, several people reported. They added that they liked that the kicks uppers are made of good fabric.
  • The fit of the Reebok Revenge Plus Gum on feet is just right according to some users. They also commended the uppers’ material which stretches for a more formed fit.
  • A handful of consumers praised the combination of colors which they called “awesome.”
  • The price of these low-top lifestyle sneakers is very reasonable when compared to the shoes’ value, a few customers remarked.
  • These gum-soled Reebok Revenge Plus shoes are durable and versatile. They can handle different activities from walking to CrossFit, some buyers commented.
  • One person loved the “beautiful color” of the gum soles which differed from some other brands’ models.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Reebok Revenge Plus Gum run somewhat big, a few people reported. A half size down might be more ideal according to them.
  • A customer complained about the shoes’ laces which he thought were too long.

Bottom line

Comfort and retro style go hand-in-hand with Reebok Classics’s Revenge Plus Gum sneakers. The low-top kicks do not have any modern technology to speak of, yet boasts of solid comfort that has garnered dedicated fans from Boris Becker’s days up to 2018. The shoes’ style is as relevant today as it was decades ago, with a simple and sophisticated silhouette that you can pair with most anything. Simply put, they never went out of fashion.

The sneakers’ price is much less than their value, the fit is just right, and the quality is top-notch with obviously only premium materials used in their production. To top it off, the shoes are also quite handy for different physical activities. The only two bad things that can be said against these Reebok kicks are that they run large and the laces can be a bit too long.

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Reebok Revenge Plus Gum History

Reebok is an English company that was established in 1958 in Lancashire by two of J.W. Foster’s grandsons, Joe and Jeff. J.W. Foster was a renowned shoemaker who pioneered the use of spikes in running shoes and it was only natural that his progeny would be in the shoe business as well. Reebok’s name was taken off a South African dictionary that one of the grandsons, Joe Foster, won in a race as a boy. It was Afrikaans for rhebok or African antelope, one of the swiftest land animals on earth.

The Reebok brand is well-known for their quality shoes but it was the launch of their Freestyle which really propelled them to the limelight. The Freestyle was the first athletic shoes designed exclusively for women and in an era when women resorted to making do with men’s silhouettes, this was a big thing indeed. To say that this was an excellent move on their part is minimizing that achievement. The next year, Reebok reported sales totaling $13 million.

Things have been rosy for the company since. In 2005, Adidas acquired Reebok as a subsidiary and the brand began repositioning itself back into a fitness brand, just what it was largely known for in the 80s and 90s.

  Reebok Revenge Plus

The Reebok Revenge Plus silhouette was a 1984 tennis favorite famously worn by players such as Michael Chang. The shoes’ design was built along another famous tennis model’s silhouette—the Reebok Newport Classic, now known as the NPC. The Revenge Plus was later given a more streamlined feel and renamed as the Club C (for Champion) to make it more suitable for the sport, in name as well as in function. (The difference between the two is the lack of Sidestripes on the Club C).

Reebok Revenge Plus had a minimalist style which is usual for vintage tennis trainers.  Leather covered the uppers, perforations decorated the forefront of the shoes near the tee boxes, and overlays along the sides gave the shoes some support. Terry towel linings gave the sneakers a cooling effect. Due to the sneakers’ sleek and fashionable look, the popularity of the silhouette quickly crossed over from the tennis market to the aerobics industry with aficionados quickly snapping the footwear up.

The silhouette was shelved for a while, but In June of 2016, the Reebok brand delved into its retro vault and brought Revenge Plus out again. The shoes were reintroduced in two colorways: ‘Collegiate Royal’ and ‘Glen Green.” In 2017, an exclusive reissue came out in pink/off-white and off-white/pink hues and was available only in size? stores.

  Collabs and Iterations

The popularity of the Revenge Plus meant that the silhouette will see updates and new versions of itself which is pretty normal for hugely successful models. One of these is the Reebok Revenge Plus TRC. The aesthetic of the Revenge Plus TRC kicks was designed to mimic the football casual wear of UK or what is better known as terrace culture. The shoes were released in 2017 in two colorways: black and white.

Reebok Revenge Plus Archives are also yet another notable sneaker iterations of the classic. The 2018 shoe release carried a vintage color blocking scheme and contained the same garment leather that their predecessors did. The sneakers were released in two colorways: both with white as base and either dark green or blue soles with the same shade of accents on the uppers. 

2018 was a busy year for the Revenge Plus as Reebok took out the silhouette yet again but this time outfitted it with a gum outsole. The Revenge Plus Gum retained the premium feel of the original by covering the kicks with leather and nubuck uppers, but the gum outsole gave the shoes a more street-ready appeal.

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum Style

Nothing beats retro shoes in terms of style, and the Revenge Plus Gum shoes have that in spades. The classic shoes can amp up any casual look easily. The sneakers are offered in a few colorways including white (White/Snowy Grey), black (Black/White), and cream (Cream/Beige).

For men, put on black Reebok Revenge Plus Gums and pair them with slim black jeans, a polo shirt, and a streamlined coat. You can keep it low-key and sporty by matching the low-top kicks with a sweater and joggers.

Women can enjoy these kicks as well. Black and white women’s Revenge Plus Gum sneakers would look nice when paired with blue capri pants and a cropped white tee. The white and black colorway can also be paired with sleek black pants, a black blazer, and a white blouse for a more dressed up look.

Fit & Sizing

These men’s Reebok Revenge Plus Gum shoes are available in sizes ranging from 3.5 to 15. Half sizes are available for the kicks until size 12.5. While these kicks are made to fit accordingly, the shoes run a little big according to some, so this is something to keep in mind when buying the sneakers. A half size down might give you a better fit.

The shoes have a low-cut design which may not provide enough ankle support but will give you freedom of motion. However, the sturdy leather and nubuck material that cover these sneakers along with the leather overlays give ample lateral support. Traditional flat laces and a standard lacing system provide a customized fit.

Notable Features

The Reebok Revenge Plus silhouette has been out for more than three decades now and, as a testament to its enduring appeal, remains one of the brand’s most well-loved and most long-lived models. The Revenge Plus Gum banks on the original’s pull with the masses who are enamored of the shoes’ retro appeal and its accompanying nostalgic reference to innocent days of youth.

Revenge Plus Gum ups the ante by dressing up the classic design with a gum outsole. This perfect mixture of contemporary and retro style with the addition of clean and subtle colorways give the shoe a certain and unmistakable allure.

Additional Info

  • Reebok Revenge Plus Gum shoes feature removable EVA sockliners so you can take them out and insert customized orthotics if necessary.
  • Other colorways for this silhouette is available. This includes the Reebok Revenge Plus Gum in Skull Grey/White as well as Classic White/Sand Stone.