Size and fit

Available in men’s sizing, the low-top Reebok Club C 85 ESTL is available from 3.5 to 15 US, in a medium width. It has a leather upper with perforations that provide adequate air circulation to keep the feet fresh. It has a lightweight EVA midsole for cushioning and shock absorption. The gum rubber outsoles stand up to abrasive surfaces while the soft textile lining gives a great next-to-skin feel.

Reebok Club C 85 ESTL Style

A fusion of vintage and modern design, the Reebok Club C 85 ESTL has a low-cut design for adequate ankle mobility. This timeless sneaker is also designed with a lace-up closure system that provides an adjustable fit and secured lockdown. It has a sophisticated and sleek silhouette that looks good with shorts, jeans or twill pants as well as other casual outfits. It perfectly suits joggers and other athletic clothing.

Notable Features

A timeless icon, the Reebok Club C 85 ESTL has a tonal upper which is crafted in suede and leather materials for a textured effect, adding depth to a casual look. For an added design, it has a white cupsole finished with a gum outsole that gives a classic authenticity.

Reebok Club C 85 ESTL History

With a silhouette bound without time, the Reebok Club C 85 ESTL has a versatile design which is ideal for street style and sporty outfits. It has a mixture of leather and suede uppers with perforations that sit atop a vulcanized and durable outsole, allowing foot breathability and stability. This low-top sneaker has a sleek and sophisticated silhouette, like its predecessor, the Reebok Club C. It is available in colorways including Powder Grey/White/Washed Blue Gum, Coal/White/Washed Blue Gum, Urban Maroon/White/Washed Blue Gum and Washed Blue/White Gum.

The Reebok Club C, a re-titled version of the Reebok Revenge Plus, debuted in 1985. It was originally crafted with leather uppers with a cozy terry towel liner. It carried the Reebok’s signature label window alongside the British flag. In the ‘80s, this sneaker was favored among fans of aerobics like Jane Fonda who used it in her workout VHS Series.

The Reebok Club C’s timeless silhouette was pulled off from the shelves for a short time but later remerged in recent years. It was appreciated enough to warrant a return. With strong releases, the Club C silhouette was utilized in collaborations with the likes of the Copenhagen sneaker boutique Naked, London-based Palace Skateboards, and Boston retail mainstay Concepts. Also among the celebrities who fronted the sneaker are Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y and Gigi Hadid.    

Additional Info

  • The “C” from the Reebok Club C 85 ESTL means “Champion.”
  • The acronym “ESTL” means “Essential.”
  • It has classic inset woven label.
  • It has a lightly padded tongue for extra comfort.


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