Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • Overall, the Fila Ray is recommended by most reviewers to their friends.
  • Many customers are delighted with the shoe’s fashion-forward design.
  • Although with a chunky outsole, it is a lightweight sneaker, a few attest.
  • A significant number of testers have stated that it is among the Fila sneakers that deliver a comfortable ride.
  • The low-top Fila Ray is durable, as several purchasers have pointed out.
  • One mentions that the water does not pass through the shoe easily.
  • The Fila Ray is up for grabs at a budget-friendly rate.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some people have mentioned that the Fila Ray is too wide that their foot slips inside.
  • It is available in limited colorways. 

Bottom line

Inspired by the design of the Disruptor, the Fila Ray is a comfortable sneaker that possesses a stylish silhouette perfect for everyday wear. Unlike the usual heavy dad shoes with chunky outsoles, this low-top shoe is lightweight.

Among the Fila sneakers, Ray offers the perfect combination of comfort, style, plus durability. All these are delivered by this shoe without breaking one’s pocket.

Facts

Style: Dad
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Fila Casual Shoes
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole
Price: $65
Colorways: Black, Pink, White
Special editions: 2 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 7/10
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Rankings

A top 9% best sneaker
A top rated Fila sneaker
A popular pick

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The Fila Ray is available in women’s and men’s sizing. It has an upper made of leather material which allows adequate air circulation for feet to stay dry and fresh. The lace-up closure system gives an adjustable fit. Also, it is lightweight even with the chunky soles.

The Ray has a well-padded ankle collar, lining, and tongue which are all made of textile material, providing comfort and support. Also, it is equipped with an EVA midsole that delivers reliable impact support and comfort.

Inspired by the American Dad of the 90s, the Fila Ray has striking chunky outsoles that put back that retro look with a sporty vibe. It has a low-cut ankle collar, enabling the foot to gait and move freely. It is available in different colorways, including chalk pink, white, and black.

The low-top Fila Ray, although with a chunky sole, has a contemporary and versatile silhouette that can create and complement a perfect casual ensemble for men and women. For example, men can sport this chunky shoe with their shorts, cuffed pants, or distressed slim denim jeans along with a plain or graphic shirt.

On the other hand, aside from shorts and jeans, women can also match the Fila Ray with their mini skirts and casual mini-dresses. Also, men and women can wear it with their track pants or joggers for a more athletic look.

The Fila Ray has chunky outsoles that not only provides an extra lift to make users look higher but also gives an added style. Also, it has a fashion-forward silhouette that can complement a contemporary casual ensemble. 

In 1911, Fila was founded by Giansevero Fila in Biella, Italy. The company started by manufacturing clothing for the Italian Alps people. Its original product was underwear. Initially, Fila was endorsed by Björn Borg, a tennis player.

Later in the 1970s, the brand became more popular and began manufacturing sportswear for women, children, athletes, and men. By January 2007, the company became a subsidiary of Fila Korea from SBI which is the largest South Korean Company of sportswear. Among the Fila products are sneakers for men and women.

Introduced in the first quarter of 2018, the Fila Ray is a low-top and unisex sneaker that brings us back in the 90s. It has striking chunky outsoles which are inspired by American fathers. Who said that “Dad shoes” are out? The low-top Ray has an eye-catching silhouette that can rock your style.

It has a leather upper, the EVA midsole, and cushioned tongue and collar, providing breathability, comfort, and support. Also, it has an abrasion-resistant rubber sole that keeps the foot steady.

  • The Fila logo is embroidered on the tongue, quarter panel, and back counter.
  • Pull tabs are available on the heel and tongue.
  • The Fila Ray is also available in the Ice Cream Pack colorway.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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