Reebok Club C 85

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Can you guess what the C stands for in Reebok Club C 85? Originally released in the ’80s, the Reebok Club’s C stands for ‘Champion’. The classic looking sneaker designed for both men and women is now marketed as a lifestyle shoe. Recently reintroduced, the C 85 comes in a slew of special edition colorways. Almost identical to the ’80s version of the shoe, the Reebok Club incorporates fresh hues for an appealing, updated look. The classic sneaker is also well-loved by multiple celebrities. It’s not hard to see why. The simple design is appealing and easy to match with a variety of outfits. The shoe’s comfortable feel combined with its retro look makes it a popular choice. Although it comes in many colorways, act quickly to make sure you find the style option that best matches your personality.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Classic retro style
  • Comfortable
  • Durable leather upper
  • Good value
  • Quality construction
Cons
  • Limited colorways for women
  • Random fit issues
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Positive
  • Great Fit for sure, love the space in the toe box, using these for tennis on the weekends and some running. Super comfortable, the shoe outperforms my casual wear shoe for looks plus comfortable and style and for sports, It’s just so good. I wear these with jeans, chinos, shorts, trackies, these shoes are good with everything. Cool price to.
  • I got these because these shoes are long term classic retro, I got a size half up and found them to fit perfectly. I can’t think of other shoes which can match the style and the comfort that these give, actually I bought two pairs.
  • I don’t buy standard casual shoes anymore, I just buy these, its because the shoe is durable and offers seriously practical style, can wear these for any situation and they work fine, I do use them for local runs, tennis once a month but for me it’s the casual wear benefits that I like most, a very comfortable well made shoe, love it.
  • I wanted Classic retro and though these have been around awhile, they get better each time they are updated, I don’t know of any other shoe that gives a luxury leather upper lots of comfort and can be worn to work anytime and anywhere.
  • I don’t see any point in buying ordinary casual shoes when these shoes double up for sports, casual even ok for work. The style gets top marks from me and so does the comfort. There are not many shoes which gives a nice leather upper and a sorts style sole.
  • I like these shoes they are easily among the best around but order a half size bigger and then will fit exactly. Great quality leather shoes, the cushion feels so right and my feet don’t sweat in these.
  • I recommend these for sheer real affordable comfort, nice strong sole and comfortable heel combined with good quality leather for the upper part of the shoes, these are wearable for any occasion and I use them for badminton, tennis and casually.
  • The shoe impressed me with the durable leather upper which gives a lot of protection and lets my feet breath, I’m a part time runner and I love these shoes, perfect for sports and equally good for wearing for just about anything.
  • If your looking for good value I highly recommend these for both ladies and men, I do a lot of yachting and I have found for grip on the yacht when sailing these are 100% reliable, also hiking on warn days in the hills near my home and these shoes are absolutely comfortable.
  • I bought a white pair for my husband birthday and he tried them out for tennis and these are his favorite now. He it was not long before I got a pair and I love these, so comfortable, nice leather shoe.
  • I got the shoes and the mid sole cushion surprised me, it good for local jogs, or other sports, really a very comfortable shoe but I don’t recommend it for 5 up to 10 mile runs its not really designed for that. It does run well and its very comfortable for daily runs.
  • The first sensation I got my first time was the impressive ankle padding, the comfort inside the shoe is incredibly good and I find that I can wear the shoe all dat at work and my feet stay fresh and comfortable.
Negative
  • I had previous version and each update the shoe become more narrow, now we are looking at and inch narrower and that makes a difference for me, the comfort has gone to be replaced by squashed and uncomfortable, sad to say but I have to try another brand.
  • I have had these shoes for years but its changing each time, I think Reebok need to think about going back to the style they had with the earlier shoes because that's what got people interested in the shoe and nowadays its starting to become more narrow.
  • I used to always buy this shoe, I loved the fit because my feet are wide, nowadays the shoe is becoming more narrow, I still love the style, the materials used for the shoe but it no longer fits me comfortably.
  • Reebok need to stop changing these shoes, I had the previous shoes and I like the toe space and the fact that I could wear them even though my feet are wide. Now I find I can’t wear them comfortably anymore because they are getting more narrow with each edition, I’m sure reebok are making a mistake. I’m unwillingly having to try another brand.
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Of the 520 reviews we found in total, 9% were negative, and 91% were positive.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Reebok Club C 85 features a rubber outsole with high abrasion material positioned in high-wear areas for added protection. The outsole provides an average amount of grip. The standard outsole performs just fine and will hold up as you head out for any kind of daily errand.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The C 85 has a lightweight EVA midsole, which offers a basic level of protection and comfort to wearers. Reviewers found the EVA foam comfortable. The midsole delivers cushioning that's good enough for everyday wear. You shouldn't expect to run a marathon in the C 85 but rest assured you'll be comfortable.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper is composed of thick durable leather. Most reviewers found the fit of the Reebok Club true to size, although there were some reports of the fit being either too narrow or too wide. Reviewers liked the low-cut design of the sneaker and appreciated the plush and luxurious padding concentrated around the tongue and ankle collar. Inside the sneaker, there's a molded sock liner for a bit of extra cushioning.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Reviewers seemed to feel that the Reebok shoe was quite lightweight, although we couldn't track down a specific weight listing for either the men's or women's model. Compared to a lightweight running shoe, we'd expect the C 85 to be a bit heavier. For everyday wear, this should suit most users.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The C 85's leather upper is a little less breathable than other upper materials, as you might expect, but reviewers didn't find the air circulation so poor that they felt the need to complain.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Most reviewers categorized the Reebok fashion sneaker as comfortable and liked the EVA foam midsole padding. Reviewers also like the flexible feel of the outsole and low-cut design. Most reviewers also found the Reebok sneaker true to size.
Style
Style

Style

One of the reasons the Club has returned and is so popular is that the shoe has been worn by celebrities. Reviewers were excited to wear the shoe popular with celebs and appreciated the classic retro design of the Reebok sneaker. The shoe even includes Reebok's throwback union jack logo. The C 85 is available in all-black, various white versions and a black option with a white sole for men. For women, we could only track down a light pink version and some users were disappointed that the women's shoe came in such limited styles.

The simple design is universally appealing. The colorways offered are classy and grown-up and pair well with casual work wear or everyday clothes you might wear to go out with friends.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Reviewers felt the Reebok sneaker was made of quality materials. Its leather upper and high abrasion rubber outsole ensure that the shoe doesn't break down prematurely.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The C 85 offers limited protection as a fashion sneaker. The high abrasion rubber sole keeps wear and tear at a minimum and the EVA midsole offers some protection from impact forces, but that's about it.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The EVA foam in the Club's midsole isn't particularly responsive, but it is fairly lightweight.
Support
Support

Support

The true to size fit of the Club C 85 helps provide some support but overall, it's minimal. That's completely normal, considering the shoe is more of a fashion statement than anything else.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The flat outsole of the Reebok Club isn't designed for anything other than regular everyday wear. The leather upper is a poor candidate for rainy weather, too. While traction is fine, the shoe isn't meant to be used for any kind of intense physical activity.
Price
Price

Price

The sneaker comes with an affordable price tag. Reviewers felt comfortable spending their money on the celebrity-approved C 85.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole is protected from wear thanks to its high abrasion rubber covering but delivers standard traction for a fashion sneaker.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Reviewers mentioned that they liked the flexible sole of the Reebok Club. The pliable sole makes for a comfortable platform for walking and everyday wear.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The C 85 is somewhat supportive but don't expect very much stability from this fashion shoe. The retro sneaker's low-cut design exposes the ankle for a comfortable fit but provides limited stability. The leather upper fits well around the foot but overall, the stability provided is minimal.
Drop
Drop

Drop

We couldn't find a listed drop height for the Reebok Club. A quick glance has us thinking that the drop height is close to zero, though.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Retro style fashion sneaker
- Comes in multiple special edition colorways
- Features Reebok's classic union jack logo
- Leather upper
- Lightweight EVA midsole padding
- Cushioned molded sock liner
- High abrasion rubber outsole
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you want to dress like the hottest celebs, start with a classic pair of Reebok Club C 85s. The shoe, loved by numerous high-profile wearers, is a throwback to the '80s. Its comfortable fit and high-quality leather design make it a worthwhile buy. Lightweight and flexible, the sneaker is the perfect choice for date night or wearing on your travel adventures abroad.