Let’s Put On Our Classics & We’ll Have A Little Dance Shall We?
The Reebok Classic Leather trainer was born out of the 80s fitness boom when leotards & all leather trainers took over the fitness world.
Mike Skinner from The Streets didn’t mess about when it came to classic Reebok trainers with his famous lyrics, “Let’s put on our Classics & we’ll have a little dance shall we?” from the early noughties track ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’. The track was a testament to the early noughties urban style with the Reebok Classic Leather playing a key role in the casually inspired wardrobe of the era. Skinner would go on to endorse the Bolton born brand throughout the early noughties, but before the “Sales Pitch & Media Hypes”, the Reebok Classic had already stamped its all leather silhouette on the trainer world. It was the early 1980s where Reebok would change the face of all leather training styles forever.
Above: The Reebok Classic Leather Trainer in white/red/blue now available from 80s Casual Classics.
The 1980s marked a new era as far as subcultures, music & lifestyles were concerned. People started to care more about their appearance & the rise of the fitness industry meant that activities such as weight training & aerobics were now more accessible than ever before. Whilst adidas & Nike were focusing mainly on running shoes at the time, Reebok saw a gap in the fitness boom and looked to cash in on the new breed of gym goers. What Reebok did so well was to create a shoe that could be worn for a workout but then could also be worn casually. The Reebok Classic Leather was a true pioneer of the new fitness footwear world of the early 1980s.
Above: The Reebok Classic Leather Trainer in black now available from 80s Casual Classics.
First introduced in 1983, the Classic Leather saw Reebok really set the bar for fitness footwear. The all leather style not only came in unisex sizing but it could also be used for a range of ‘fitness’ activities from the lat pulldown in the weights room to the leotard filled aerobics studios. Made from premium materials the Classic Leather was a must have trainer style for young yuppies & fitness fanatics in the early 80s. The timeless leather style looks just as fresh today as it did back back in the early 80s.
Above: The Reebok Classic Leather Trainer in white now available from 80s Casual Classics.
The Classic Leather now arrives at 80s Casual Classics in some fresh new colourways for the latest season. The early 80s fitness silhouette has remained a key talking point in the world of footwear over the last 35 years and is now introduced under the brands’ sought after ‘Classics’ line. The classic leather style features smooth leather uppers with the iconic vector branding to the sidewalls. Other features include perforations to the toe vamp for added breathability & the signature Union Jack branding to the lateral sides. An EVA midsole adds superior comfort underfoot alongside a rubber outsole for added traction. The Reebok Classic Leather trainer is now available in an assortment of colourways such as white/red/blue, OG white & OG black.