The Original Fitness by FILA is one of the most iconic and some might say, underappreciated sneakers in footwear history. During the first 62-years of FILA's existence, the brand focused exclusively on textiles, but in 1973, they entered the world of sport footwear. FILA used its Italian roots of FILA for inspiration, resulting in a combination of luxury and utility. There’s a degree of classiness linked to FILA that speaks to the brand’s rich history of tennis; like the game of tennis, FILA has a level of sophistication and grace about them that makes for truly timeless footwear. Legendary tennis stars like Bjorn Borg, Adriano Panatta and Paolo Bertolucci helped put FILA on the map in the 1970s and since then it’s been business as usual. The popular Original Tennis, served as a model for ithe Original Fitness with their similar uppers, but the Fitness sports an improved outsole designed for multi-sport use. The Original Fitness’s classic design has withstood the tests of time mainly because they follow FILA’s key principle to “remain vintage, but never conventional.”
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The Original Fitness has been largely unchanged since its initial release in 1988 and continues to be one of FILA’s most popular selling models. Over the years, a handful of variations of the Original Fitness have been created, but none compare to the OG. The Fitness features a reinforced eyestay, perforations on the toe box for improved ventilation, and a solid rubber outsole for shock absorption and durability. With its simple, dual-panel stripe logo on the side panel, and the FILA logos adorning the tongue and midfoot, the Original Fitness is a timeless sneaker that will never go out of style.
• Multiple upper materials to fit your style.
• Reinforced paneling on the eyestays and heel for durability.
• EVA cushioned midsole for shock absorption and additional padding.
• A rubber outsole provides flexible traction and comfort.
• Weight: 12.6 oz.