Size and fit

The low-top Reebok Club C 85 NBK is available in US women’s sizes, from 5 to 11. It has a conventional lace-up enclosure that offers a customized fit while the suede upper allows for a soft and flexible wear. Ankle mobility can also be expected with its low-cut construction.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK Style

The Reebok Club C 85 NBK exhibits a sporty but sophisticated low-top profile that is suited best for casual workdays, holiday trips, or just about any casual weekend activities. Because its colorways are virtually tonal, it naturally blends with almost any casual clothing.

Notable Features

The comfortable cushioning aspect of the sneaker is primarily due to its padded foam sockliner. Its high abrasion rubber outsole which has diamond patterns delivers traction and time-tested durability.

Reebok Club C 85 NBK History

As the name implies, the Reebok Club C 85 was introduced in 1985 as originally a tennis footwear. The C on its name means “Champion.” Its design inspired by the Reebok Revenge Plus but with fewer details, making it more minimal and a bit less flashy. With its minimalistic design, tennis players were allowed to use this in the tennis courts.

The Reebok Club C 85 has a full grain leather upper and a roomy interior that has been well-received among tennis enthusiasts and workout people during the 80s. One noticeable detail on the branding is the British emblem after it, which was considered odd by the consumers, as the sneaker was first released in the US by Reebok’s American distributor Paul Fireman. Although, some concluded that it might be a homage to the brand's British origins.

Similar to other more famous tennis footwear that later became a fixture in the lifestyle category, the Reebok Club C 85 was out of production for a while. When the company re-released the classic silhouette, its sales proved that it is evident that the consumers still appreciate the design of this classic shoe. Famous artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y were seen rocking the shoe.

One of the recent reiterations of the Club C 85 is the low-top Reebok Club C 85 Nubuck. Released in 2018, it features a suede upper with modest color options, but still has most of the details of the original model.

Additional Info

  • The suede upper is made from cow skin.
  • It has traditional EVA foam on its midsole.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Reebok Club C 85
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Reebok Club C, Reebok Club C 85
Colorways: Purple / White / Beige / Grey
Special editions: 11 special editions
SKUs: BS9609 / BS9610 / BS9613 / CM9053 / CM9054 / CM9055

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