Verdict from 71 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of commenters agree that the Fila Luminance is a comfortable sneaker.
  • Several users mentioned that this shoe provides a supportive fit.
  • The style of this low-top sneaker is over the top, according to some wearers.
  • A number of fashionistas were happy that this shoe is fun to dress up with.
  • The sole gave the extra height that a few purchasers needed.
  • A couple of consumers found the orange and green Fila Luminance to be attractive.
  • Plenty of buyers were complimented when wearing this shoe.
  • Some customers praised the affordable price of this kick.
  • One person said that this shoe looks far more expensive than it actually is.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few said that the Fila Luminance sneaker feels small.
  • One dissatisfied reviewer noticed that the inner lining does not seem to stick properly to the shoe.

Bottom line

Fila has successfully combined classic silhouette and modern comfort with the Luminance athletic shoe. One of the recently-released dad sneakers, it is surprising to know that this kick is lightweight and breathable considering its somewhat bulky aesthetic.

With its affordable price tag and remarkable quality, the Fila Luminance is undoubtedly something that sport and fashion enthusiasts should watch out for.

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Good to know

Despite its chunky aesthetic, the Fila Luminance runs a full size small. Thus, potential buyers are advised to size up when getting this shoe. However, the leather upper may stretch a bit over time, and the front laces allow a bit of customization when it comes to fit.

It is available in men’s and women’s sizing with sizes ranging from 7 to 13 and 5 to 11, respectively. Half sizes are also available for a more precise fit.  

A stylish dad shoe for men and women, this low-top kick looks awesome with loose jeans and jogger pants. Gents can wear it with ripped jeans and a hooded sweatshirt for a street punk look, while ladies can pair it with skinny jeans or shorts and a T-shirt.

This retro sneaker is crafted with a leather upper on top of a chunky outsole. The design is carefully thought out, as seen in the embroidered logo and roped laces. It also comes with front and back pull tabs for easy entry.

The Fila Luminance utilizes an EVA midsole and a molded rubber outsole. Likewise, the collar and tongue are padded for enhanced in-shoe comfort.

Fila is a long-standing, global brand that manufactures a wide variety of sportswear for men, women, and kids. Its rich and colorful history dates as far back as a hundred years ago. It was first established in 1911 in Biella, Italy.

The brand started as a textile and underwear manufacturing company, which later expanded to making high-end sportswear. In 1972, Fila reached more than a billion Lire in sales with a workforce of over 250 people. It has successfully penetrated the sportswear industry, thanks to its endorsements with leading athletes at that time.

By the end of the 90s, Fila established itself as a reputable brand not only in the tennis arena but in other sports as well. These include basketball, soccer, baseball, and motorsport. However, the 2000s proved to be a shaky season for the brand as it began to decline in sales and brand awareness.

All these changed when Fila Korean acquired the global Fila along with all its international subsidiaries. The brand started making designer sneakers and collaborated with famous names in the industry. This marked the comeback of Fila to the global sportswear and fashion scenes.

The Fila Luminance is one of the famous dad shoes that were recently released by the brand along with the Disruptor series.

  • Some parts of the upper are made of suede and tightly knit textiles.


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