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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature
    Grant Hill

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $120
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85 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | WearTesters

    It's probably the springiest foam cushion I have ever tried... like, period.

  • 85 / 100 | BlackLotus9

    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.

  • 85 / 100 | AnalyKix

    For a retro model, the Fila 96 can still compete with other brands in terms of cushion comfort and versatility.

  • First look / Unboxing | V's KickZ

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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/Black-Silver
  • 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/Navy-Red
  • 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.

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