Breaking The Mold
If you ever needed proof that being fashionable doesn’t mean you need to rock expensive kicks, this modern-day dad shoe, the FILA Disruptor II, is exactly that. As one of the most popular sneakers in the brand’s long line of trendsetting shoes, the Disruptor II carries on a longstanding tradition associated with FILA’s Italian roots. The now-legendary sportswear brand began in 1911 as a small shop in Coggiola, Italy by Giansevero and Fratelli Fila. After making a name for themselves throughout Italy by making knitwear for the people of the Italian Alps, they rebranded under the name FILA as we know it today. FILA began producing sportswear and outfitting tennis stars like Bjorn Borg in the late 1970s, and the brand quickly became recognized worldwide. When the original Disruptor was created in the ’90s, FILA had become one of the most popular brands on the planet, thanks to basketball stars like Grant Hill and hip-hop greats like Tupac Shakur.
What Goes Around Comes Around
While the Disruptor originated in the 1990s, its return to greatness is nearly polar opposite from the training shoe it once was. The FILA Disruptor II is still loaded with substantial arch support and cushioning, but its style is about as hot as a trending topic on Twitter. With its chunky midsole design and aggressive outsole, the Disruptor II is arguably the shoe that started the recent “dad shoe” craze. The affordable design is packed with EVA cushioning that has helped give it a huge following from YouTube personalities to supermodels. This chunky-soled design might have the bulky look that everyone is looking for, but its design is impressively lightweight. From the padded tongue, ankle collar, and EVA footbed, it's comfortable enough for everyday wear. The subtle details like the lace eyelet design, embossed FILA logo in the midsole, and double-stitched paneling, add a premium feel to the men’s FILA Disruptor II.
• Synthetic leather upper featuring double-stitched paneling for durable and long-lasting design.
• Padded collar and tongue with soft liner provides step-in comfort.
• EVA midsole for a lightweight and cushioned feel.
• Aggressive tread design for improved traction.