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The Reebok Club C 85 MU vintage shoes were released in men’s sizes, from 3.5-15 in medium width, with options for half sizes. They’re made as a low-top shoe, which allows free ankle motion. Flat laces keep the fit snug and secure, while the leather upper offers a sturdy and protective feel.
Available in Dark Green/Chalk, Tin Grey/Chalk, and White/Navy/Red, the Reebok Club C 85 MU delivers a sporty vibe that could be paired with different athleisure clothes. Track pants or suits, jackets, and t-shirts could show off this shoe’s sleek appeal. For more casual activities, this sneaker could be paired with jeans, slacks or shorts along with t-shirts or button-down shirts.
Smooth and sophisticated is how the Reebok Club C 85 MU has been described. Its low-cut design gives it a sporty edge, and, along with its heritage style, makes it ideal for athleisure and everyday wear. The upper is made up of tumbled leather, offering a long-lasting, comfortable, and supportive style.
Branding details include the vintage Reebok Classic logo on the tongue and the Reebok Union Jack logo near the laces. The Reebok name is also stamped on the heel. There are perforations on the toe for ventilation, while the lightly padded collar and tongue offer additional comfort for the ankle.
British businessman Joseph William Foster established his self-named company J.W. Foster in 1900. He had previously succeeded in designing the earliest form of spiked running shoes. Later on, when his sons joined the business, he renamed it, J.W. Foster and Sons. The brand became very well-known among athletes for its running pumps.
In 1958, Foster’s grandsons, Jeff and Joe, established what was intended to be a companion company. It was called Reebok. The name was taken after the Afrikaans word for the African antelope called grey rhebok. In 1979, the brand was discovered and subsequently brought to the U.S. by American businessman Paul Fireman.
The division was named Reebok USA Ltd., and by 1981, the company had acquired a sales figure of over $1.5 million. Reebok distinguished itself with its pioneering designs in the sports and lifestyle categories. One distinctive model from the latter group is the Club C model. It was originally named the Reebok Club Champion and was meant to be a performance tennis sneaker.
It made a comeback in 2016 as the Reebok Club C shoe, featuring a 1980s silhouette updated for modern use. Its newer rendition came in the form of the Reebok Club C 85, which was further upgraded with the low-top Reebok Club C 85 MU. This model makes a traditional style new again, all while retaining the original’s iconic details.
Among the enhanced details are the lightweight EVA cushioning and a sophisticated and sleek low-cut design, meant to provide comfort wherever one may need to go. Its leather upper offers comfort and a smooth look, creating a timeless appeal that could be exciting to style. With its combination of retro-inspired design and classic sense, this shoe is ideal for those who want to balance elegance with a sporty vibe.
- This model features a high-abrasion rubber outsole that delivers durability and support.
- Lightweight cushioning is provided by the die-cut EVA midsole.
- The padded foam sock liner is removable to accommodate orthotics easily. It also offers additional cushiony comfort.