recognised as one of the biggest sportswear brands in the world, Italian label Fila started out in 1911 as a clothing manufacturer. It wasn't until the 70s that the brand began to create sportswear, blending the values of family and craftsmanship with a modern design vision and focus on innovation. The collection of men's Fila trainers includes a variety of trainers to support you in style, whether you're working out in the gym or playing tennis, with innovative features and supportive soles combined with stylish uppers.
The Fila Sneakers Buying Guide
A hybrid of ‘90’s fashion and modern streetwear flair, men’s Fila sneakers are perfect for those who embrace retro style. Typically chunky in their silhouette, these sneakers are a statement choice for your casual wardrobe. Discover leather lace-up styles, plus suede designs in an array of both neutral and bright colorways. Fila sneakers are best suited to tracksuits or urban outfits, but you can also team them with jeans and T-shirts. To help you make the right choice in size, take a look at our Fila sneakers size guide within this buying guide below.
The Most Wanted Fila Sneaker Styles
Fila Disruptor II Sneakers
These "ugly dad sneakers" have become the new cult style for modern sneakerheads. Featuring a chunky sole, the bulky silhouette is complemented with a deep tread, smooth premium leather or suede upper, round laces and a heel tab. Fila branding is emblazoned for added flair.
Fila Provenance Sneakers
Another chunky style, Fila Provenance sneakers feature hiking-inspired laces in a crisscross pattern. The padded tongue and ankle collar offer support and comfort, while the premium leather or suede upper offers a refined look.
Fila Mindblower Sneakers
The bold Mindblower sneaker is a colorful style with a technical construction for all-terrain wear. The heavy-duty sole has a thick tread and the ankle collar and tongue both offer a pull tab for an extra sporty look.
The Fila Sneakers Sizing Guide
Our size guide makes buying Fila sneakers easier to get right the first time. These sneakers generally run true to size.
Are you between sizes? If your foot size is in between those listed in the guide and you’re having to choose between a smaller and larger size, we recommend that you choose the larger size.
How To Care For Your Fila Sneakers
Taking care of your fresh kicks is important. We recommend the following simple steps to keep your sneakers looking box-fresh for as long as possible:
1. Clean after every wear
If you take the time to clean your sneakers each time you wear them, you’re more likely to enjoy that brand-new feeling for longer. For canvas styles, use a little warm water and a stiff bristle brush to remove dirt; for suede, remove dirt with a suede brush. For leather styles you can invest in specialist leather cleaner foam and apply with a cloth or sponge. You can also remove the laces and hand wash them to remove any dirt or stains.
Conditioning and polishing help to restore leather sneakers. A suede brush and a little steam does wonders for bringing back the plumpness of suede styles.
Prevention is usually better than any type of cure. Use a specialist leather or suede protector spray for your sneakers to shield them from the rain. Also, when you’re thinking of wearing your sneakers, check the weather forecast.
- What Does Fila Stand For?
There have been rumors online that Fila is an acronym for ‘I Finally Left Adidas’ but this is reportedly untrue. There is no evidence to prove it stands for anything.
- What’s the difference between Disruptor I and Disruptor II?
There are not a lot of differences between these two styles other than slight upgrades on comfort and more color options in the newer II style.
- ow to tell the differences between real and fake Fila sneakers
1. Take a look at the soles. Many Fila sneakers have chunky soles and a real design will have sole will have a strong but smooth construction. They won’t bend easily, if they do then that’s a tell-tale sign of a fake.
2. Smell them. If they smell like plastic or chemicals instead of genuine leather/suede, this is a sign that they’re made from cheap, counterfeit materials.
3. Inspect the box. A fake pair of sneakers are likely to be boxed in something that’s cheap and not as durable as a real pair. Look out for thin cardboard and branding that looks off.
4. Check the stitching and branding. If you inspect closely with a picture of a real pair next to the pair in question, you can often spot the irregularities between a counterfeit and genuine product.