Reebok Classics has a storied history with rappers and R&B stars. It started with Ice Cube in the ’90s and rolling through Jay Z, 50 Cent, and Fabolous. Now, the current stable is Manny Fresh, Juvenile, Teyana Taylor, Cam’ron, Kendrick Lamar, and Curren$y. The latest to get on the signature design is Curren$y, digging in the crates for the Club C 85.
One of the brand’s early tennis designs, the Club C was a state-of-the-art shoe in 1985 (I had a pair in ’87). The Curren$y version replaces the full grain leather from the original with smooth, buttery suede across the entire upper. This shoe is constructed with top-notch materials — a rarity at this price point.
You get two lacing options: normal wide green laces to match the suede and a tan hemp rope pair for the full effect. Hope that tips you off to the inspiration for the colorway, in case you aren’t a fan of the music.
The Curren$y Club C 85 released over All-Star Weekend in New Orleans at Sneaker Politics (one of the best sneaker stores anywhere — the event was nuts) and was priced at $100. Pairs can be found for close to retail on StockX and eBay, so if you like what you see, grab a pair.