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85 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
It's probably the springiest foam cushion I have ever tried... like, period.
In the Hill 2 remake, fans can expect performance indicative of a 90’s shoe. A very comfortable and plush feel with excellent cushioning & support, the 96 fits the aggressive guard and swingman. Reissues of the past have a very distinct feel and performance over the shoes made today. Style wise, they may not be appealing to a younger audience, but just as basketball has not changed from a hardwood court, the high performance of the shoe has not changed.
For a retro model, the Fila 96 can still compete with other brands in terms of cushion comfort and versatility.
Making its debut in 1996, the Fila Grant Hill 2 makes a glorious comeback in 2018 after Grant Hill was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame and signed a lifetime deal with the Italian Brand.
The Grant Hill 2 is constructed with premium leather that provides an air of sophistication. These retro basketball shoes also feature Fila’s classic 2A cushioning for increased shock absorption and stability.
Cushion. These retro Fila basketball shoes are equipped with the classic 2A cushioning system. The 2A foam consists of a system of pods with plastic pillars that utilizes ambient air for increased stability and shock absorption. At the heel, the 2A foam creates a crash pad that protects against hard landings.
Traction. The Fila Grant Hill 2 has a textured rubber outsole the provides optimal grip on both the hardwood and the blacktop.
Length and Width. Most wearers are reporting that these Fila basketball shoes fit true to size but are a bit snug. Wide-footers can try the shoes in-store first to get the correct fit.
Lockdown. These retro basketball shoes from Fila are equipped with a lace-up closure and an adjustable back strap for a fully customizable fit.
The Fila Grant Hill 2 boasts a full grain leather upper that provides both support and flexibility. The shoe’s premium leather construction also delivers a touch of class.
These retro mid-top basketball shoes feature a refined and sophisticated silhouette that is decorated with personal touches.
Fila branding is seen on the side panels and ankle strap while Grant Hill’s number 33 is found on the sockliner.
Also known as the Fila 96, these classic basketball shoes are available in several colorways:
- Black/White-Metallic Silver
- Black/White-Prince Blue
- Castlerock/Black-Poppy Red
- Fila Red/Black-Metallic Silver
- Pewter/Black-Royal Blue ‘King’
- Pewter/Mystery Purple-Vibrant Orange ‘Rising Sun’
- Prince Blue/White
- Varsity White/Peacoat-Chinese Red
- White/Castlerock-Lime Punch
- White/Fila Navy-Fila Red ‘Olympic’
- White/Green-Fila Red-Black
- White/Peacoat-Chinese Red
- White/Prince Blue-Black
- White/Prince Blue-Orange ‘NYC’
- White/White-Gum ‘Independence Day’
Atmos X Fila 96
Fila and Tokyo-based streetwear boutique Atmos teamed up to create two colorways of the Fila 96. Part of the ‘Gum’ pack, the Atmos X Fila 96 comes in ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Wheat.’ Each pair boasts a premium suede upper that sits on top of a gum outsole.
Fila 96 ‘Olympic’
Once a player exclusive colorway, the Fila 96 ‘Olympic’ features a patriotic mix f red, white, and blue. Three multi-colored stars and a speckled outsole complete the USA-inspired theme.
Fila 96 ‘Tobacco Road’
These Fila basketball shoes celebrate the on-court rivalry of between Duke and UNC. Inspired by the Duke Blue Devils (Grant Hill’s alma mater), the Fila 96 ‘Tobacco Road’ comes dressed in prince blue and white.
Fila Grant Hill 2 ‘Hall of Fame’
Making its debut at ComplexCon, the Fila Grant Hill 2 ‘Hall of Fame’ pays tribute to Grant Hill’s induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
An updated version of the Fila Grant Hill 2, the ‘Hall of Fame’ colorway is available in both black and white. Details include personal touches and gold accents that reference the teams Grant Hill played for.