Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Most owners just love the Fila 96 Low. They claim that it is a great basketball sneaker.
  • Many are commenting that these low-top basketball shoes are very comfortable to wear.
  • According to one tester, the 2A cushioning of the 2013 version is very soft and provides a lot of impact protection.
  • The full grain leather is of excellent quality, a reviewer describes.
  • A lot of commenters love the Fila 96 Low’s style.  

2 reasons not to buy

  • One tester gripes that only the side panels feature full grain leather. He claims that the forefoot is made of synthetic leather.
  • There are hardly any reviews for the 2019 version of the Fila 96 Low.

Bottom line

Like most retro Air Jordan basketball shoes (e.g. Air Jordan 6 and Air Jordan 11), the Fila 96 Low is a stylish and comfortable basketball shoe that will take you back to the good old ‘90s. At this point, it is hard to tell if these low-top basketball sneakers are any good on-court. However, players can pretty much expect more of the same as its mid-top counterpart since the only difference is the shoe’s cut. Overall, the low-top version of the Fila 96 is a must-try sneaker especially if you are a fan of Grant Hill.

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Good to know

Originally released in 2013, the low-top Fila 96 makes a comeback in 2019 in all its OG glory. The Fila 96 Low boasts a full grain leather upper, molded EVA sockliner, and RB+EVA outsole.

Cushion. The Fila 96 Low is equipped with a cushioned RB+EVA midsole that provides all-day comfort. A molded EVA sockliner offers added cushioning and comfort.

Traction. Like the mid-top Fila 96, these low-top basketball shoes feature a textured rubber outsole that offers durable traction on any surface.

Length and Width. Because of the limited number of reviews, it is hard t tell how these low-tops actually fit. It is still best to order your actual size when ordering the shoes online.

Lockdown. The Fila 96 Low has a front lace closure and a heel hook-and-loop strap that provides a fully customizable fit.

These low-top basketball shoes from Fila boast a full grain leather upper that provides durable support. A textile and leather lining provides added comfort.

The classic Fila 96 aka Grant Hill 2 returns in 2019 in its OG low-top form. The Fila logo lands on the tongue, quarter panel, and adjustable back strap.

These low-top Fila basketball shoes are available in the following classic colorways:

  • Black/White
  • White/Navy Blue


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