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37 users: 5 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Fila Casual Shoes
Closure: Strap

Verdict from 9.6 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • A large number of sneaker fans like the attention-grabbing upper of the Fila Fast Charge. 
  • A lot of customers like the unique woven logo strap and plastic buckle closure that adds flair to the sneaker’s look. 
  • Many users love the chunky shoes that easily add a few digits to their height. 
  • A lot of wearers claim that the sneakers are durable with its reinforced stitching and can be worn for months straight and it’ll still hold up very well. 
  • Purchasers praise the textile lining and mesh sock liner that adds comfort and cushions every stride.
  • Numerous reviewers claim that the EVA cushioned footbed gives great foot comfort and support when moving around. 
  • Reviewers claim that the Fast Charge sneakers from Fila are light despite looking bulky. 
  • A lot of users praise the padded tongue and collar that keeps the sneakers comfortable when worn all day. 
  • Many commenters like durable rubber outsoles that are flexible and give good grip.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Fila Fast Charge comes in limited colorways.
  • It is a bit chunky on foot, according to some buyers.

Bottom line

The Fila Fast Charge is a statement piece but it’s not too loud. The upper looks chic and edgy with its unique woven logo strap and buckle closure. It creates the perfect balance between the basic upper and the chunky sole. Contrary to its looks, it’s actually light and comfortable.  It is durable, gives good foot support, grip, and traction, and can hold up for months.

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The Fila Fast Charge has the general comfortable fit and runs true to size in unisex sizing. It has a unique woven logo strap with a plastic buckle closure for a secure snug fit around the foot. The padded tongue provides all-day comfort.

Inspired by the ultra chunky Fila Disruptor Strap that conquered the 1990s, the Fila Fast Charge is the modern take on the old-school style. The ‘90s go modern in this nostalgic pair of funky, chunky shoes paired with baggy pants. It features a bold upper that combines synthetic material and leather for an eye-catching timeless look.

The bulky shoe is surprisingly lightweight despite its design. It’s equipped with a unique woven logo strap with buckle closure that adds an edge to its design. Wear this in the 20th century like it’s 1995, it’s definitely made to enhance your streetwear looks.

Taking cues from the Fila's extensive line of chunky silhouettes, the Fast Charge is a striking piece with its multi-layered synthetic material and leather upper that features a unique woven logo strap with plastic buckle for closure. Reinforced stitching throughout the sneaker makes it durable and boosts its longevity.

It has a padded tongue and collar for all-day comfort. The textile lining and mesh sock liner cushion every stride. EVA cushioned footbed for comfort, EVA molded midsole for impact support, and EVA molded rubber outsole with complex deep tread pattern for great ground grip. Fila logo details appear on the woven strap, lateral side, heel, and tongue to complete the look. 

Founded in Northern Italy in 1911 and focused mostly on underwear, Fila moved into the sportswear scene in the 1970s. By the ‘90s, it became popular for its tracksuits and its trainers. Tupac was a fan of the Grant Hill shoe which was Fila’s unmemorable attempt to work with NBA player Grant Hill - as Nike had done with Michael Jordan. Still, unlike mega brands Nike and Adidas, Fila never became one. It got lost in history, only appearing occasionally in the wasteland of Etsy listings. 

And then, something happened. The brand made a comeback and became relevant on June 16, 2016, when Gosha Rubchinskiy included it in a trio of collaborations with other Italian sports brands (Sergio Tacchini and Kappa) that debuted on his SS17 runway at Pitti. The famous logo appeared on sweatshirts with Rubchinskiy’s name in Cyrillic below it, with the designer himself taking his bow in a lime green collaborative sweater. Fila, which was sold to a Korean company in 2007, was back in the fashion scene. Soon after that, Fila joined Milan Fashion Week in September 2018 with a 67-look runway show that featured vintage-inspired branded pieces that felt lifted from the company’s archive. 

When the Balenciaga Triple S took the fashion industry by storm in 2017, it kickstarted the wave of oversized trainers. Fila took a look at their archive and reimagined their chunky silhouettes from the 1990s. They upgraded the materials and updated the fit and put out the chunky iterations like the Fila Fast Charge in the market. The Fila Fast charge was inspired by the 1990s Fila Distributor Strap.  The 90s-inspired style played a role in the shoe’s popularity in street style.

  • It has a woven heel tab for easy on and off access. 
  • It comes in three colorways: yellow, black, and white.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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