39 users: 4.2 / 5
Base model: Reebok Club C 85
Style: Retro , Minimalist , Sportstyle
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis

Verdict from 8.8 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers feel that the Reebok Club C 85 Leather is a very comfortable shoe. 
  • The simple, clean lines of the shoe have captured the hearts of several consumers who say they’ve loved the silhouette for decades. 
  • A number of people say the casual low-top footwear fits true to size.
  • A few buyers of the Reebok Club C 85 Leather have noted that the shoe goes with anything and can be used in most types of situations or events.
  • Some users call the sneaker a “dope” and “slept on” shoe. 
  • A handful of testers commend the shoe’s soft and smooth leather material.
  • One person is pleased that the shoe is available for a moderate price.
  • The Club C 85 Leather sneaker offers modest arch support, which feels just right, according to an individual.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One tester says that the Club C 85 Leather by Reebok needs a bit of breaking in before it could become fully comfortable.

Bottom line

Simple and classic lines combined with a cushioned interior has made this silhouette a much-beloved model that has endured for years. For a reasonable amount, a model based on one of Reebok’s most iconic shoes can be yours.

The leather variation of the Reebok Club C 85 has a premium look and feel coupled with a timeless appeal. However, the shoe does not come comfy out of the box. It needs to be broken in first to truly feel comfortable.

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This tennis-inspired shoe features a supportive leather upper that is even more enhanced with the overlay on the side. Perforation details on the toes give the shoes ample ventilation to prevent sweaty feet.

The collar and tongue are lightly padded for a more comfy feel. A traditional lace closure provides a snug and secure fit.

Classics are generally easier to match with outfits because of their clean and timeless look. The Reebok Club C 85 Leather is one such classic sneaker. It looks good when paired with chinos and crisp white shirts, ideal for smarter settings. They can also be matched with joggers, shorts, and jeans topped off with a cute shirt or blouse.

The lasting appeal of the Reebok Club C 85 Leather’s silhouette plus the premium tumbled leather material that makes up the shoe’s upper gives the footwear an elegant, hard-to-miss look. Add to that the sleek, low-cut construction of the shoe, and you’ve got one outstanding sneaker.

The Club C 85 first appeared in 1985 as a cutting-edge tennis footwear. The iconic athletic sneaker was based on Reebok’s Revenge Plus model, albeit toned down a bit to match the fast-paced game’s more conventional standards that demanded a streamlined look.

The Club C 85 had a British flag branding on the tongue of the shoe, paying homage to the brand’s roots before it became a fully American company. It had a terry towel lining and an upper made of soft leather. The footwear was an instant hit with tennis aficionados. Its popularity also crossed over to the fitness market, specifically the aerobics crowd, that flourished during those days.

Due to the shoe’s successful run, Reebok introduced new colorways and versions of the Club C 85 model throughout the years since. The Club C 85 Leather is yet another iteration of the original. This version features an updated outsole that gives it more traction, an Ortholite liner, and anti-microbial linings.

  • This shoe has a rounded toe and perforations at the vamp.
  • The Reebok Club C 85 Leather features a padded tongue and collar to give the wearer more comfort.
  • The low-cut footwear has antimicrobial and breathable textile linings.
  • A removable Ortholite sockliner provides the user with a more comfortable wear.
  • The high-abrasion, non-marking rubber outsole provides stability and traction.
  • One shoe weighs approximately 311.84 grams.

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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.