Who should buy the Fila MB

The Fila MB is for you if:

  • You are looking for a shoe with an old-school appeal to satisfy your nostalgia.
  • A sneaker stylish enough to draw the admiration of the crowd is what you are after.
  • You are after a shoe that offers a less tiring experience with its lightweight nature.

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Who should not buy the Fila MB

Wearers looking for a shoe that offers sustained ventilation may have to look past the Fila MB. It has been reported that this shoe tends to get warm later in the day. The Fila Grant Hill 1 might be a more suitable shoe for them. Also, the limited colorways of the Fila MB may not appeal to fashion-conscious sneakerheads. They might want to have a look at the Disruptor 2 Premium and see if they would find its color choices sufficient.

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An old-school magnet of admiration

According to most purchasers, the sneaker looks great and cool with its retro basketball style. Furthermore, plenty of commenters shares that they have received many compliments for the kicks.

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Tons of support

The Fila MB utilizes a high-cut collar that delivers ankle support and protection. In fact, more than a handful of users have revealed that this high-top sneaker is extremely supportive.

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The cozy fit of Fila MB

The leather and mesh upper of Fila MB provide durability and a solid feel. The lace-up closure at the front helps in securing the fit. That said, this shoe from the Fila casual collection offers a comfortable fit, many buyers have observed.

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Too pricey for this level of durability

First, there are creasing lines after only a few wears. Then, the materials feel cheap. Last, due to this overall not-premium feeling, many have commented that the shoe is not worth its retail price. When on sale though, it is a different story. 

Bulky yet light

Despite its bulky look, some owners lauded the Fila MB for its lightness. Its lightweight nature offers wearers an experience that is less burdensome to their feet.

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Worth every penny

According to a few reviewers, the Fila MB is made up of excellent quality materials. Having said that, this high-top sneaker is said to be reasonably priced, with several sneakerheads finding it to be worth the buy.

Fila MB Worth every penny

Save it for colder days

This is not a summer shoe. It is padded, bulky and, therefore, makes feet sweaty. 

Jazz up your Fila MB

Available in several colorways, the Fila MB basketball-inspired shoes offer a fresh style that can be dressed in different ways. They come in white, navy, and orange color palettes, along with such colorways as black/red/white, red/navy/white, and black/black/black. For any casual activity, the kicks can be styled with denim jeans along with a t-shirt.

The Fila MB fashion sneaker also has a retro appeal that can be paired with bold, neon, or neutral hues. Athletic clothes such as joggers, track pants, sweatshirts, and more will match the model’s sporty appeal. With its eye-catching pattern design on the midsole, the shoe can add an interesting touch to any simple outfit.

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Notable features

Premium patent leather and synthetic mesh materials were used for the upper of the high-top Fila MB athletic-inspired shoe. Aside from its unique design on the midsole, the sneaker features mesh quarter detailing for ventilation. Fila branding details are found on the tongue, upper, back counter, and vamp for a smooth and exclusive touch.

The Fila MB shoes have a chunky look that is as trendy as it is vintage-inspired. They also have an asymmetrically cut high-top collar for another quirky detail. Padding on the tongue and collar elevates the retro look and feel, giving the model a distinct 1990s flair.

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Fila MB History

Giansevero Fila founded the Fila brand in 1911 in the small town of Biella in Piedmont, Italy. Originally, the business produced clothes for people from the Italian Alps. Its main product was initially underwear, but in the 1970s, the brand moved on to sportswear. This led to the label becoming more popular.

By 2007, the entire company was bought by Fila Korea, which at the time operated as a separately licensed brand. As a result, Fila became the largest sportswear business in South Korea. Today, the company manufactures sports clothes for athletes, men, women, and children. Among the brand's most popular products are its shoes.

One of the label’s most well-known footwear models is the Fila MB sneaker. It stands as one of Fila’s most memorable 1990s basketball shoes ever. The brand brought it back with hot new looks for a fresh perspective. Its bold design was enhanced with perforated leather paneling on the upper, while the white, orange, and navy color schemes give the shoe a timeless retro appeal.

Fila MB History

Facts / Specs

Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Colorways: White / Yellow / Black / Blue / Brown / Red / Grey / Green / Gold
SKUs: 1BM00509014 / 1BM01097054 / 1BM01110019 / 1BM01264041 / 1BM01267014 / 1BM01315014 / 1BM01742027 / 1BM01745024 / 1BM01747013 / 1BM01747421

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.