The archive inspired Reebok LT Court trainer gives a nod to the classic leather fitness styles of the 1980s like the Workout Plus & the Club C 85.
Regardless of whether Reebok are still owned by adidas, the classic “Reebs” from the 80s will always be some of the coolest looking shoes of all time. Reebok’s all white leather trainers still look just as good today as they did when Arnold Schwarzenegger paddled a dingy to a beach and loaded up more guns & grenades than a small battalion. Dianabol cycling Commando’s aside, the 1980s was where the magic really happened for the Bolton born sportswear brand. It was where they really found their niche. It was where they stuck two fingers up at the competition who were trying to one-up each other on sole technology. Reebok took a different direction. It was about the gym goers, the aerobics’ addicts & the walloping weight lifters. It was all about the fitness world. Taking us back to where the streets first met the gyms, the archive inspired Reebok LT Court trainer gives a nod to them classic leather fitness styles of the 1980s and doesn’t it just look great.
The fitness boom of the 1980s saw Reebok take centre stage with their all leather styles. From a design perspective there was nothing flashy about the classic leather range. The approach was pretty simple. Create multi-functional fitness shoes that could be used on the squash courts, the aerobics studio or the weights room. Notable classics’ from the era include the likes of the Club C 85, the Workout Plus, the Revenge Plus & of course the Classic Leather. Each style came in all white leather with the signature Union Jack emblem on the sidewalls like a sign of fitness royalty. The “classic connection” didn’t just stop in the gyms though, people started wearing them with jeans as casual wear. Moving into the early noughties Mike Skinner even said “Let’s put on our classics & have a little dance shall we”, in the song Let’s Push Things Forward from 2002 which was a testament to the Classic’s street appeal at the time.
Moving back to 2022, Reebok have now introduced the LT Court trainer. Although it’s not technically an original silhouette from the 1980s, its archive inspiration & all classic fitness style could easily make you think otherwise. Featuring buttery soft garment leather uppers with a lux suede toe cap, the LT Court has all that classic leather OG goodness. Other highlights include terry towelling to the inners with a contrasting heel tab for the true 80s aesthetic. Finished off with the Union Jack logo to the sidewalls, the LT Court is a must have for the OG Reebok fans. The Reebok LT Court trainer is available now selected Reebok stockists such as Overkill via the links above.