Summary

We spent 9.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most of those who own a pair of Fila Disruptor 3 Zip consider it a very comfortable shoe.
  • Several consumers mention that the zipper detail is not only cute but functional as well.
  • Some wearers are very appreciative of the color scheme used on this kick, especially the pastel color combo.
  • The overall design of this sneaker is very eye-catching, according to many commenters.
  • A few wearers are happy to recommend this kick to potential buyers.
  • Plenty of owners agree that this chunky sneaker from Fila is worth its price.
  • Less than a handful of reviewers say that they are willing to buy this sneaker in different colorways.
  • A couple of purchasers notice how the Fila Disruptor 3 Zip makes their feet look smaller than its actual size.
  • The extra height provided by this shoe is applauded by many.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers complain that the Fila Disruptor 3 Zip keeps rubbing against the back of their heel when they walk.
  • Some consumers mention that this kick runs a bit smaller than the standard sizes.

Bottom line

Fila has successfully launched a fresh take on one of its iconic models in the form of the Fila Disruptor 3 Zip. By adding a two-toned zipper and using a combination of pastel colors, sneakerheads can’t stop raving about how attractive the shoe is. 

Fila Disruptor 3 fans need not worry as the zippered version is still constructed with the same comfortable silhouette. This includes the updated laces, chunky sole, and sawtooth tread. Overall, it is one of the dad shoes that will definitely take your style up a notch without hurting your budget.

Facts

Base model: Fila Disruptor 3
Style: Dad
Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Fila Disruptor
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather
Price: $75
Colorways: Black, White
Size
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The Fila Disruptor 3 Zip is a women’s shoe with sizes that run between 5 to 11. Half sizes are available to provide a more accurate fit. While some users may find this kick to be a bit tight, loosening the laces can help in accommodating those who have slightly wide feet. Also, it comes with a functional zipper that allows a bigger opening when putting the shoe on.

Take the dad shoe trend to a higher level with the Fila Disruptor 3 Zip. Available in black, white, and pastel colorways, this chunky shoe blends well with a lot of sporty outfits. It can be paired with black jogger pants, a white, printed tee, and a hooded jacket. 

Like the other dad shoes from Fila, this shoe also looks great with capri pants, ripped jeans, mini dresses, skirts, and denim shorts. 

A unique feature that is found on this shoe that is not found on other Fila Disruptor sneakers is the functional zipper on the lateral side. It adds a touch of style and also allows easy on and off access to the shoe.

Furthermore, the lacing system of the Fila Disruptor 3 Zip has been updated with reinforced gillie construction. The double stitching details throughout the shoe and the perforations on the sidewalls offer superb durability and breathability, respectively.

Way before Nike, Adidas, Balenciaga, and Louis Vuitton joined the dad shoe craze, Fila had already released the first Disruptor sneaker in 1996. With the return of the chunky shoe bandwagon, the Italian brand also re-launched the Fila Disruptor. Now in new colorways and better materials, the shoes not only attract Fila's long-time followers but the "youngbloods" as well.

The Fila Disruptor 3 Zip has an eye-catching zipper that goes well with the overall aesthetic of the shoe. It is available in pastel, white, and black colorways. 

  • The Fila Disruptor 3 Zip is fitted with an EVA midsole for impact support.
  • This dad shoe also comes with a cushioned footbed.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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