Who should buy the Reebok Revenge Plus Gum

The Reebok Revenge Plus silhouette was a 1984 tennis favorite famously worn by players such as Michael Chang. This is definitely a must-have if you want:

  • A low-cut shoe that gives freedom of motion
  • A shoe that has sturdy materials for ample support

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum logo

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.

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum upper

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.

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum heel

Traditional flat laces

Traditional flat laces and a standard lacing system provide a customized fit.

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum laces

Removable EVA sock liners

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum shoes feature removable EVA sock liners so you can take them out and insert customized orthotics if necessary.

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum lining

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum History

The Reebok Revenge Plus silhouette was a 1984 tennis favorite famously worn by players such as Michael Chang. The shoes’ design was built along with 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 Club C).

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum midsole

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.

Reebok Revenge Plus Gum outsole

Facts / Specs

Base model: Reebok Revenge Plus
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Reebok Classics
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Gum Sole, EVA

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.