Reebok Classic Leather Review – Pros and Cons
June 6, 2019
The Reebok Classic Leather came out in the ’80s, the time when the popularity of a sneaker is based on its quality and functionalities. Reebok got the vibes of the ’80s athletes and designed Reebok Classic Leather to meet their needs. The shoe came back in the 2000s, and now known as more of a lifestyle sneaker. However, the versatility and low price tag of the shoe make it more popular. Reebok Classic Leather is now a dream shoe of every Reebok fans. However, it’s a shoe that many people are willing to add to their rotations.
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In the following video, Seth Fowler talked about the upper, midsole and outsole of the Reebok Classic Leather. Briefly, he talked about the usefulness of several features of the shoe.
In his first introduction, he voiced that the shoe looks like Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas. So, if you think the Yeezy is a bit expensive for you, this Reebok Classic leather is an option.
According to the card that comes with the shoe, it’s the people who wear the shoe that define it by bringing their own styles and personalities to it.
Fowler showed the all-white leather featuring multiple leather panels. He went on to show the two lines of perforations on the forefoot and said that the feature will make the shoe more breathable and suitable for summer wear.
Moving on, he showed the flat white lace which matches well with the upper colour. He also introduced the soft nylon tongue accenting the Reebok logo on the top. On the lateral side of the shoe, he showed the Reebok cut-out signature panel with Reebok logo detailing.
He briefly ran through the stitching on the medial panels and went on to show the inner padding and the branded insole. He also introduced the leather heel cap and the EVA midsole. The rubber outsole is the last feature he quickly displayed.
He said going through to size would be good.
An on-feet review is somewhat important, and you shall have it before the end of the video.
Enjoy the video here:
- Leather upper offer soft support
- A sophisticated low-cut design for great summer wear
- Lightweight Die-cut Eva midsole offers the right amount of cushioning
- Moulded sockliner supports the midsole in offering enough cushioning to the underfoot
- Tough rubber outsole designed for durability and traction
- Quite budget friendly
The Reebok Classic Leather first came out in the ’80s and it was well-known among athletes. It’s a performance shoe that was around when shoes didn’t have much praise based on their style or aesthetic design but based on their quality and functionalities. Many fans consider the Reebok Classic Leather as one of the shoes that have the traits of the 80s shoes.
The modern Reebok Classic Leather stands as a reminiscence of the original model. For people that were around when the shoe first came out, the new model brings nostalgic memory of the time they first fell in love with the Classic Leather kick.
The shoe is now more of a lifestyle rather than a performance shoe. Anyway, the versatility of it doesn’t give any chance to categorise it to a specific activity.
To cut the long story cut, the new generation is quite happy to see and cop the classic silhouette. It’s now the talk of many sneaker enthusiasts after wearing the shoe and felt it. Let’s hear what they’ve got to say below.
The following are a summary of what they think:
- Majority of reviewers recommend the Reebok Classic Leather
- A substantial volume of reviewers appreciate the quality of the Classic Leather
- Many wearers described the shoe as stylish and comfortable
- There are some reviewers that feel like one pair of Reebok Classic Leather is not enough for them
- A reviewer says the shoe is so comfortable, it’s like wearing a pair of gloves.
- Reviewers are happy with the shoe. Many of them say it goes with a lot of outfits
- Some of those people that were around when the Reebok Classic Leather first came out say the shoe is the most comfortable shoe they’ve ever worn. Many of them have owned many pairs and say they will continue to add it to their rotation as long as they can
- Quite a good number of reviewers say the shoe is budget friendly
- A substantial volume of wearers say they are happy with their Reebok Classic Leather
- Many reviewers appreciate it for being hard-wearing and able to last for a couple of years
- A reasonable amount of reviewers feel supported and comfortable when they have the shoe one. According to them, it provides all-day comfort and support
- Some reviewers feel like the original leather of the Reebok Classic Leather is better than the modern ones
- Some wearers are disappointed about the width. The refined model runs narrow, they say
- According to a few users, the arch support is not as it’s used to be
Rating breakdown is important as much as customer review. The shoe has been rated by many fans on a scale of 1 star to 5 stars. The rating is intended to give people the idea of how well Reebok Classic Leather is doing. Instead of information on a specific part of the shoe, the rating breakdown presents data that logically rate the shoe performance
Many customers have given their rating. Those ratings are presented in the bar chart below. Each star has a number of raters in front of it. 1_Star stands for poor and 5_Star stands for excellent. Each rating defines the level of the overall shoe performance in term of quality, comfort, satisfaction, and so on.
Have a look at how the sneaker enthusiasts have rated the shoe below. If you’re not satisfied with the review or the rating breakdown, you can always click through and check out the current reviews and rating breakdown on Reebok Official site.
At the time of this writing, 87% of customers recommended the product while the overall rating is 4.5 out of 5. It’s pretty okay, right?
Reebok Classic Leather was a performance shoe that’s now used as a lifestyle sneaker. This 80s shoe was once one of the Reebok performance shoes but, over the years, new versions have been released to suit lifestyle purpose. The modern Reebok Classic Leather is used more as a lifestyle sneaker. It’s still a versatile kick though.
Reebok celebrated the shoe 30th years anniversary with a new release about six years ago. The Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary is a sneaker many fans are willing to pay any amount just to add it to their rotation.
So far, after making a comeback in the 2000s, the shoe has been the subject of many collaborations. Among those collaborations are the hip-hop star, Kendrick Lamar, and Opening Ceremony.
The shoe does well in style. According to many wearers, Reebok Classic Leather almost goes with any outfit.
Let’s see what the upper, midsole and outsole of this classic silhouette is made of below.
First of all, the upper of the Reebok Classic Leather is made of leather. The lateral sides feature panels of leather with stitching detailing to increase the structural integrity of the shoe and at the same time makes it more stylish and fashionable.
It comes with two lines of perforations on the forefoot. Just like most classic footwear, it features a traditional lacing system. The flat lace matches the colour of the leather upper. Underneath the lace is a tongue featuring the Reebok logo detailing on the top. A cut-out panel also accents the Reebok signature at the lateral side of the kick.
The shoe features a heel counter for added support. A Reebok logo can be seen at the rear too. To add to the Reebok logos, the insole takes one. The collar is well padded to ensure great sleek feel. So, there shouldn’t be a complaint about the shoe rubbing against the foot and causing a blister. The padding should prevent such an issue.
There isn’t much to say about the midsole except that it’s a Die-Cut Eva(Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) midsole. Eva midsole is usually used in running shoes. It’s known for its lightweight, flexibility, toughness, strength and durability. The thermoplastic property of the material makes it usefulness quite versatile. It’s employed in shoes to offer protection and enable shock absorption.
The insole features a textile sock liner to increase comfort and support.
Nothing much to say about the outsole except it looks rugged and well constructed. It accents the Reebok logo at the heel area. The heel features a cocktail-like groove and there are quite a few button-like pods at the forefoot which make it more supportive.
Anyway, whatever they incorporated on the outsole do not make it looks bad at all. The fact that the rubber outsole is designed for durability and traction is what’s important.
The Reebok Classic Leather is a sought after kick for many sneaker enthusiasts. The shoe has been around for a while and has been proving itself as a timeless kick. It’s like a must-have shoe for many fans that are looking for a versatile, comfortable, reliable and lasting shoe.
Fans are quite happy with the price of the shoe. Though there are some people that think the leather upper is not good as it used to be, many reviewers feel like the leather is great.
There are many colourways of the Reebok Classic Leather which come from different collaborations. What’s more interesting is the choice of customisation given to an individual.