Whenever a brand decides to dig into their archives to bring back a classic silhouette, they’re setting themselves up for success. This is exactly what Reebok did by bringing back a classic silhouette from 1985 called the Club C, short for Champion. The Club C was a bestselling shoe in its time with casual athletes due to the minimalistic aesthetics influenced by tennis club dress codes. It is an updated version of the Reebok Revenge Plus, another model that made a resurgence in recent years.
One of the highlights of this silhouette is the sleek and casual low-cut design, making it incredibly easy to wear every day. The original design is accentuated by an upper comprised of high-quality garment leather and a durable rubber outsole with a die-cut EVA foam midsole. The rubber outsole adds durability while the EVA foam midsole provides shock absorption to complement the garment leather that provides support and comfort.
Although the Club C was one of the most popular shoes of its time, it did not have the prominent athletic endorsement like adidas’ Stan Smith and Nike’s John McEnroe. The Club C was pulled off retail shelves for a period like its competitor, the adidas Stan Smith, but has made a strong comeback in recent years with selective collaborative projects and celebrity endorsements.
The Reebok Club C 85 Archive is a timeless silhouette that will never go out of style and it may be one of the best pair of sneakers available at the retail price of $130. They are available now at Reebok.ca and select stockists throughout Canada.