If I would have asked you a few years ago if Fila would make such a comeback, what would you have said? I'm quite sure you would've laughed in my face, shook your head and said, "probably never". And I would have agreed with you, to be honest. But then both of us would have been wrong, ever so wrong, because without a doubt, Fila is back! Today Fila is one of the leading brands in athleisure, after having fought over their ground with giants like Nike, Adidas and New balance for quite a while. But there's no one happier than us to welcome back our good ol' Fila shoes into our closet.
Little back story here about my massive Fila shoes love you might've suspected: my first pair of sneakers were Fila sneakers (surprise, surprise). Therefore, I'm quite confident when I say, they were my first and will probably be my last sneakers love. I was 14 at that time, looking for a cool pair of sneakers to wear after school. They've held me in their grip ever since I glanced towards a pair for the first time. Even though today's Fila sneakers style differs quite than then's (think: Fila Disruptor), I can assure you I will always cherish Fila, their sneakers and their approach towards streetwear.
I'm so, so happy to have Fila back in fashion's good spirits, and am looking forward to purchase my next pair for the season.
From my all-time favourite sneaker brand: Fila's shoes trends for the coming season.
Fila Disruptor: the must-have sneakers of the season
Fila hasn’t been back for a second yet and already has everyone going crazy over their new flagship model: the Fila Disruptor. It is a low model, availale in black and white. It’s on the same popularity level of the Nike Air (okay, almost), which means, like with any sneaker trend, that it’s sold out practically anywhere. Now, being this massive Fila fan, I’m quite sure they’ll be restocking soon, but if you find a pair now, don’t hesitate and GO FOR IT!
How to Style Fila Shoes
Fila’s new sneakers styles are quite out there. They’re rather showy, either full of colours or with a massive sole, and is not for the basic sneakers lovers, no no. These new styles are for the experimenters, the new lovers! Because of the somewhat hard look, styling any of Fila’s contemporary shoes with a more feminine silhouette is key. Play on opposites here with one of your casual dresses, or with a skinny jeans, a t-shirt and a blazer. Use your basics and make sure the sneakers stand out.
The Fila casual dresses
We’re all familiar with sportswear taking a turn into the rest of our wardrobe after they’ve done our shoes. Fila is no different and to be honest, I’m excited for this. Streetwear is more in fashion than it ever was, and so adding a few casual dresses to your wardrobe is key. Fila is not disappointing with a few jewels. This season it’s all about mixing the feminine with the masculine and you can do it perfectly with Fila’s streetwear.
The Fila sweatshirt
Who doesn’t love a comfortable yet stylish sweatshirt? It’s the ultimate streetwear fashion item. In past seasons we’ve seen logomania come back: on our footwear, our tops, our bottoms... it’s everywhere. Fila’s doing it too, of course, and my favourite is the Fila sweatshirt. You can go classic with a red and blue round-neck model or experiment with a pastel one instead.
Hipster alert: Fila is even producing sliders for us now. I mean, after Gucci did it, how could anyone else stay behind? Fila sliders are comfortable and come in Fila blue, which makes it perfect to wear with your sweatshirt. Silders are easy to pair with a pair of mom jeans or a maxi dress for a casual look, and try a pair of Fila sliders with a denim skirt for a ‘90s vibe.
After having gone so long without my beloved Fila shoes, I am the happiest woman on earth having Fila back in the glamorous streetwear fashion top.
Do you think Fila’s back for good, or will it die away once again soon (I’m holding my tears in)? Let me know in the comments!