Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Black

Introducing the Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Trainer In Black

The Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Trainer offers an extra colourway alternative to the classic 80s “all leather” running trainer.

Every trainer brand has a magical era where everything just seems to come together. For the Bolton born sportswear brand it was arguably the early to mid 80s. Even though Reebok’s heritage goes all the way to back to 1895, some 100 years before Jane Fonda’s lycra clad workout videos, it was the early 1980s where the brand really stamped their Union Jack logo on the trainer world. For Reebok however it wasn’t just sheer luck (nothing ever really is), it was a lot to do with clever marketing, product placement & knowing exactly who their consumer was. Seeing a gap in the new fitness world of aerobics & steroid fuelled action heroes, Reebok’s vision was to create fitness shoes that could be used for various workouts & fitness programmes from weight training to walking up hills. The Classic leather styles have become some of the most celebrated Reebok silhouettes of all time from the original Freestyle trainer in 1982, the Newport Classic in 1982, the Workout in 1984 & the Club C from 1985 or the Revenge as it was originally called. It’s the Reebok Classic Leather from 1983 however that is arguably one of the most recognisable of the magical 80s era and now arrives at its spiritual home in an updated gum sole version.

Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Black

Above: The Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Trainer in black/gum now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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Originally available in white, navy & black, the Reebok Classic Leather trainer really set the benchmark as far as fitness shoes were concerned. Although it was marketed as a running shoe, Reebok new exactly what they were doing. The fitness shoe quickly crossed over into an obvious lifestyle trainer alternative, it was comfy as hell and looked great with a full tracksuit on a Sunday morning lounge about. It ticked all the boxes for the avid gym goer & aesthetically just looked really fresh, like the many other Reebok models of the era. The unisex “all leather” silhouette was great for just about any gym activity. Reebok’s marketing team also did a pretty job of describing the Classic Leather with the tagline; “It’s Luxurious, it’s rich, it’s soft, Reebok garment leather that feels like you’re walking on clouds”. If you have ever owned a pair of Reebok Classic’s you’d probably say something similar about the early 80s trainer.

Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Black

Above: The Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Trainer in black/gum now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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The classic 80s all leather runner is now introduced to 80s Casual Classics in the sought after gum sole version. Now available in the alternative black colourway, the ultimate leather style features soft premium leather uppers in black, a grippy gum outsole for the ultimate underfoot stability, Union Jack branding to the side walls and a padded ankle support for all day comfort. Shop the Reebok Classic Leather Gum Sole Trainer in black now from 80s Casual Classics via the links.

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