31.03.22ReleasesReebokSponsored
ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
Reebok Classic Leather Tongue
Reebok Classic Leather White Grey
Reebok Classic Leather White Grey
Reebok Classic Leather White Gum Sole

Reebok Lovingly Restore the Classic Leather
Release: 31 March 2022
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Style Code: GY3558

Colourway: White/Grey

The art of trainerspotting has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, with eagle-eyed sneakerheads keen to keep brands on their toes when it comes to period correctness. Reebok have a fairly proven track record when it comes to historical accuracy, yet they’ve managed to eke out even more archival detail for the Classic Leather. As its 40th anniversary approaches, the model has received a little facelift and reverted its details back to its 1980s specifications. Let’s take a closer look at all the small changes that have resulted in a big difference.

For example, the overall silhouette has been amended ever so slightly. Reebok have trimmed off some fat by removing excess padding in the tongue, and sharpened the rake on the toe, resulting in a more sculpted shape truer to before. The outsole lugs now feature a very slight taper, replicating how the originals were made – even the little ‘nubs’ on the toe cap protrude a little further like earlier versions.

Reebok Classic Leather On Foot
Reebok Classic Leather White Grey
Reebok Classic Leather White Gum On Foot

While some subtle changes are visual, others are also tangibly felt on foot. The insoles, while out of sight, are now topped with a fine layer foam covered by terry cloth for extra comfort. Furthermore, the midsole, which has always been a two-piece foam wedge, splays out to balance cushioning and support. Reebok have also updated the way this wedge is manufactured, reducing its susceptibility to bowing and twisting with use.

The Reebok Classic Leather debuts its new (old) look with its OG white and grey colourway, plus the crispy clean white and gum sole edition showcases the updated silhouette as well. Visit Reebok now to get reacquainted with a classic!

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