Reebok Classic Leather Fully Reviewed for Quality

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The Reebok Classic Leather sneakers have been around since the ’80s, and there is a reason for that. These shoes have a classic look and design that has stood the test of time. The classic leather look and customizable color designs have customers falling in love with them all over again. The low price point is what draws people in, but the plethora of styles keeps them coming back for more. Unfortunately, reviewers have mentioned that these do not have a whole lot of cushioning in them, so they have recommended that you purchase an additional insert or insole for them, but other than that they love the feel of them. Whether you are going out for a run, training at the local gym, working all day on your feet, or going into the office, these shoes are going to be perfect for you.

Keep reading our in-depth Reebok Classic Leather review to find out if it is worth the investment.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great price point
  • Customizable
  • Plethora of colors
  • Fits true to size
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Good look and style
Cons
  • Not available in wide width
  • Lack of cushioning
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Reebok Classic Leather running shoe is made out of carbon rubber that is built tough to ensure they are going to last, and you will not have to worry about the outsole wearing out before the rest of your shoes. They also provide great traction which is much needed for any runner.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Reebok Classic Leather running shoes is made out of a die-cut EVA foam. There is not a whole lot of cushioning in the midsole of these shoes and, unfortunately, customers are not too happy about that. Many reviewers have suggested that if you are going to be wearing these that they recommend buying an insert or insole for added cushioning.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Reebok Classic Leather shoes are made of, well, leather. Back in the '80s when the Classic Leather shoes were initially released, they were the first pair of running shoes that were made with a leather upper. They provide astounding comfort and phenomenal support that customers love. In addition to the leather upper, these shoes also feature a sock liner to help increase the comfort levels of these already comfortable sneakers. The upper of is surprisingly breathable and flexible, which makes them suitable for just about any activity.
Weight
Weight

Weight

When it comes to running shoes, the lighter, the better, you do not want to run any distance in shoes that are going to be too heavy and feel like weights attached to your feet. You will not have to worry about that with the Reebok Classic Leather sneakers, they are considered a lightweight shoe, and that makes runners happy. Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of information on accurately how much these shoes weigh, but customers all agree that they are lightweight and feel great on their feet.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Purchasing a pair of running shoes that have excellent ventilation is very important. You are going to need a pair of shoes that will keep your feet cool and dry when you are running, as you do not want to feel like your feet are suffocating when you are on the go. These sneakers are surprisingly breathable even though the upper is made of leather.

Customers love and appreciate the airflow that they provide. The shoes not only let the air in to cool you down when running but also allows the sweat from your feet to evaporate more quickly and escape the shoe easily.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

These sneakers seem to be reasonably comfortable for the most part. Some customers have commented that the lack of cushioning in the midsole can cause some discomfort and they would prefer to have thicker padding underfoot, but they suggested if you purchase an insole for them the shoes become significantly more comfortable. The leather design of the upper increases the comfort levels significantly and is much appreciated by reviewers.

Customers have also mentioned that they fit relatively right to size, so that is something you may want to note when purchasing these sneakers.
Style
Style

Style

One of the best features about these sneakers, according to many customers, is the look and style of them. They do have a classic look that they can appreciate. The shoes have been around since 1983 and have been designed just about the same since then, but always keeping the same classic silhouette. When you purchase these shoes, you can choose between black, white, black and gum, or white and gum.

That being said, these sneakers also give you the fun option of customizing the look and colors options giving you unlimited possibilities. You really can find something that is going to fit your style and personality the best. Many customers have commented that they purchased these in multiple colors to wear them for different occasions.

In addition to the color options on these shoes, customers have said the classic style and look of these are perfect for just about any occasion. Whether you are running, working on your feet all day, or attending a business meeting, these shoes are going to be perfect for you.
Durability
Durability

Durability

There is a reason these sneakers have been around for more than three decades and still going strong. These shoes are made to last; they can take quite the beating and will not suffer from premature wear and tear. The leather upper is strong and will hold together reasonably well so you will not have to worry about rips and tears. The outsole is also very durable, made out of a carbon rubber compound that will not wear down too quickly. It is nice to know that after you spend your hard earned money on these shoes that you will have a quality product that is going to last.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Some customers believe that the protection of these shoes can be questionable. When it comes to road hazards, such as rocks and branches, the sneakers have you covered. The rubber outsole will protect your feet from such obstacles. The problem, however, comes with the lack of cushioning in the midsole. As previously mentioned, the shoes have a very thin layer of cushioning that customers have commented too weak or almost non-existent.

Because of the lack of cushion, some customers have mentioned that after walking or running in these sneakers their knees and ankles begin to hurt and become sore and that it could lead to injury and discomfort for the runners. Again, many customers recommend inserts or insoles for an added layer of cushioning and protection.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

When it comes to running, especially for speed, you are going to want a shoe that is going to give you a high energy return and a responsive ride. Unfortunately, the lack of midsole cushioning means these shoes are not very sensitive. Without the foam, your feet cannot sink into them and propel you forward, helping save your energy to run faster and longer.

If you decided to wear an insole in these shoes for extra cushioning, it is possible to make these more responsive, but unfortunately, right out of the box they are just not going to get the job done.
Support
Support

Support

These shoes may have a relatively thin midsole and little to no cushioning, but customers still say that they receive fairly good support from them when they are wearing them, even if they are not using additional inserts or insoles. Customers have stated that they have phenomenal arch support which some similar shoes and past versions had been lacking. Reviewers are happy to see that Reebok brought back the excellent arch support that they had seen in the past.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

These sneakers are probably best used if you are running on flat and non-abrasive surfaces such as roads, tracks, and treadmills. It may be possible to run on other surfaces, though it is not recommended to go off the beaten path with these shoes. The rubber outsole will protect your feet from sharper objects, like rocks and stumps, if you do veer off the road a little, but they may not be the most comfortable and will not offer the best protection for trail running or hiking.

Many customers wear these shoes for a plethora of activities while walking, standing, or running on a variety of surfaces. Again, however, if you are going to be using these as a running shoe, it is recommended as a road running shoe and reducing the risk of injury or discomfort you should stick to those recommendations.
Price
Price

Price

When purchasing shoes for any occasion, it is essential to remember that you are making an investment, and as such you should keep in mind that you may have to pay a little bit of money up front to get a superior product. If you invest your money correctly and buy a quality product that is not going to fall apart quickly and easily, then you will not have to worry about spending that hard-earned money again for a while.

When it comes to these shoes you will not have to worry about your investment, customers have purchased many pairs of these shoes, and they have stated that they got their monies worth out of them and they would recommend them to their friends and family.

The best part of these shoes, according to many customers, is their relatively low price point. The affordable price tag draws the customers in, and the classic look and design of these keep them coming back for more. The MSRP, manufacturer's suggested retail price, of the Reebok Classic Leather sneakers, rings up at only $75 for one of the four basic color options. The price is slightly higher, but well worth it when you get into the customizable designs. That being said, however, with many things nowadays, you can generally find these online for far cheaper.
Traction
Traction

Traction

These sneakers have an outsole that is made out of carbon rubber and has a design on the bottom that gives customers excellent traction. There is no need to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you when you are working out at the gym or out for a run. These shoes can hold quite the grip.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

When it comes to any shoes, you are going to want something flexible enough for you to be able to move your feet as freely and naturally as possible. You do not want your feet to feel like they are in a prison when you are wearing them. You do not have to worry about that with the shoes. The rubber outsole combined with the upper leather work together to give your feet the freedom that you need when you are running.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Reebok Classic Leather sneakers are not considered to be a stability shoe as they do not offer any support for the thousands of runners in the world who tend to either overpronate or supinate. If you are looking for a stability shoe, then you may want to consider another product.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a shoe is the measurement of the incline of the shoe. It is the difference in the measurement from the ground of the heel and the toes. The average drop on running shoes usually runs about 10mm. There is, unfortunately, no information on the drop of the Reebok Classic Leather sneakers.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Same classic silhouette
-Customizable look and design
-Rubber outsole
-Breathable
-Leather upper
-Great arch support
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a pair of classic sneakers with a relatively low price point, then you have come to the right place. Customers love the customizable look and style of the Reebok Classic Leather shoes. There is a reason that these shoes have been around since 1983; they are durable and great for just about any occasion.