Who should buy the Fila Grant Hill 2

This Fila basketball shoe is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a great grip on hardwood and outdoor courts
  • You are after a pair with excellent craftsmanship for superb comfort

Fila Grant Hill 2 collar

Who should not buy the Fila Grant Hill 2

According to verified buyers, the Fila Grant Hill 2 might show noticeable wear after a few months. So if you're looking for a durable shoe, you might want to check out Fila Spaghetti or Fila 96 Low.

The Fila Grant Hill 2 brings comfort to your feet

Many basketball players commented that the Fila Grant Hill 2 is one comfortable sneaker, saying that it is well-padded and that it provides a soft ride.

Fila Grant Hill 2 toebox

Just make sure to avoid low-cut socks at first - you might feel non-comfortable rubbing at the heel. 

Splendid cushioning system

Almost all verified buyers are impressed with the shoe’s 2A cushioning. It provides a responsive, comfortable, and well-cushioned ride. This makes sense since These retro shoes are equipped with the classic 2A cushioning system.

Fila Grant Hill 2 insole

This 2A foam consists of a system of pods with plastic pillars that utilize ambient air for increased stability and shock absorption. At the heel, the 2A foam creates a crash pad that protects against hard landings.

These get dirty easily

We've seen many photos in the reviews of these getting dirty. They collect dust easily and, therefore, might not look the best if you're used to playing on the courts that are not neat and clean. 

Premium materials for the key player

Like retro Air Jordans (e.g. AJ 12 and AJ 6), several athletes are declaring that the Grant Hill 2 is well made. They appreciate the excellent craftsmanship and love the quality of the leather.

Fila Grant Hill 2 laces

Thanks to its full-grain leather upper, many mentioned that this shoe provides both support and flexibility. The shoe’s premium leather construction also delivers a touch of class.

Basketball shoes with great style

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.

Fila Grant Hill 2 shoe side

A good number of wearers love the Fila 96’s design. They are saying that these retro sneakers have a sharp look that attracts a lot of attention.

Traction that won't disappoint

Despite its relatively flat outsole, many hoopers are reporting that these basketball shoes still provide a comfortable grip on the hardwood. Some even mentioned that it's great for outdoor courts.

Fila Grant Hill 2 outsole

It's not a surprise given the fact that The Fila Grant Hill 2 has a textured rubber outsole that provides optimal grip on both the hardwood and the blacktop.

With Fila Grant Hill 2, the fit is not an issue

Most verified buyers mentioned 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.

Fila Grant Hill 2 collar back

Excellent lockdown technology

Several players observed the heel lockdown of this shoe is excellent. 

Fila Grant Hill 2 heel

Colorways of the Fila Grant Hill 2

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.


Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Signature: Grant Hill
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: White / Red / Grey / Black / Purple
SKUs: 1BM00614125 / 1BM01234125 / 1BM01258972 / 1BM01260041 / 1BM01316933 / 1BM01374014 / 1BM01374125 / 1BM01753008 / 1BM01753027 / 1BM01753138

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