The Reebok Classic Leather is one of the best sneakers of all time, and it is just as relevant in 2018 as when it burst onto the sneaker scene in 1983. Now, the shoe has been updated with Reebok’s most innovative materials yet, Flexweave.
While the shoe retains the same overall silhouette and design, the Classic Leather Flexweave does away with all of the overlays that made the original shoe such a looker. Now, the shoe is constructed from a lightweight one-piece Flexweave upper with a small leather patch at the heel.
A traditional lacing system secures the fit while the tongue retains the usual Reebok Classic branding. Interestingly, the midsole now features a plastic plug at the heel (presumably, for stability). The Classic Leather Flexweave rides atop a die-cut EVA midsole for cushioning and retains the traditional Classic Leather outsole.
In 2017, Reebok also unveiled a new upper material, Flexweave, but it didn’t debut until this year’s Nano 8 released. Flexweave uses a figure-8 weave to provide lightweight strength and flexibility that’s ideal for training because it’s durable, breaks in with the foot, and holds the foot in place under stress.
The Reebok Classic Leather Flexweave retails for $95 and is available in two colorways — one for men and one for women. You can pick up the shoe now at Reebok.com.
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