The Reebok Club C is a mainstay of contemporary menswear. The deliberately plain white sneaker has never quite reached the global ubiquity of the Adidas Stan Smith or Nike Air Force One, but that’s part of its appeal. Nearly four decades after the shoe’s debut, it still carries an IYKYK aura. (Although, when collaborators like Kendrick Lamar or Palace Skateboards put their spin on the style, its cultural stock tends to rise for that moment.) Just in time for fall, Reebok has given the streetwise silhouette an autumnal makeover, ranging from mossy green suede to boulder-colored hemp and beyond.
The quintessential Club C features a white leather upper with sparse branding in vibrant emerald green. You can find that signature green swapped for navy, royal blue, silver, and other shades throughout the year, but the core design elements of the sneaker rarely stray too far. This season, though, Reebok decided to seriously switch things up.
If you’re a traditionalist, the first of Reebok’s new Club C options should please you: the white leather base is still there, only augmented with a rich gum sole and panels of brown leather. On the bolder end of the spectrum, there’s the all-over mossy green version, with a subtly fuzzy suede outer offset by a darker green terry cloth lining.
In the market for a rich, deep brown sneaker, à la Supreme’s just-dropped Baroque Brown Nike? Reebok has you covered with the “Grout” Club C Revenge, with its contrasting layers of smooth chocolatey suede and matte canvas.
Rounding out the capsule of fall-tinged kicks are two beige options: one that blends two tones of oatmeal suede and another with an artfully stitched hemp upper. Both versions are finished with striking brown rubber soles.
Sure, fall is the season for tough-wearing boots, but there’s no need to drop your sneakers entirely out of the rotation. (Same goes for those leather and suede Birkenstocks, too.) The Reebok Club C looks great year-round, but it’s especially delightful when paired with a laid-back autumnal suit or tweedy trousers and your finest boxy hoodie. It’s an ’80s-era tennis classic on par with the Sambas and Stan Smiths of the world—and it’s all the better done up in earthy tones that are pitch-perfect for the crisper days ahead.