FILA has been around for 62 years and has a history based in Italy and mostly focused on producing textiles in the early years. However, beginning in 1973, the company branched out into the production of sports footwear. Because the company has Italian roots, they focused on engineering sneakers that boasted both utility and luxury. The early days of FILA included tennis sneaker promoters such as Bjorn Borg and Paolo Bertolucci who liked using the company’s Original Tennis shoe. This shoe eventually inspired the Original Fitness sneaker in 1988 which was very popular and was marketed as a sneaker that can be worn across a variety of sports. The modern version of the Original Fitness sneaker is not much different in terms of style and boasts a vintage look. The original classic colorway of white with blue and red accents is a throwback to the initial version. Today’s version offers this colorway along with a plethora of other choices to meet the style tastes of today’s market. However, because performance sneaker technology has advanced so much since the ‘80s, this sneaker is more of a casual shoe today.
- Retro-inspired silhouette matched today’s style trends
- Leather upper delivers lateral support and stability
- EVA foam midsole provides cushioned comfort for all-day wear