Size and fit

Fila Disruptor 2s come in men’s and women’s sizes.

The shoes aren’t much supportive of the arches, but the thick leather material of the upper provides ample lateral support. The insoles are removable so users with high arches can simply use customized ones.

The lace-up fronts contain a unique eyerow detailing that allows the user to customize the fit to his/her feet for a secure lockdown. 

Fila Disruptor 2 Style

These are the ultimate dad shoes without the ‘ugly’ attached. The bulky profile is very on-trend, and the chunky look is actually flattering on the legs, making them look slimmer than they actually are.

If you think that sporty-looking kicks only deserve sportswear, you can’t be more wrong. Here are some ways you can wear your Disruptor 2 shoes:


      • Trade your graphic tee for a long-sleeved polo shirt and cropped trousers for a semi-casual look.
      • Chino pants, a white tee, and an open button-up shirt give off a relaxed and uncomplicated air.
      • Keep it looking fresh and clean with an all-white ensemble of a loose white button-up shirt, ripped white jeans, and your Disruptors in white.


      • Your little black dress will provide the perfect balance to these kicks by adding sexy sophistication into the mix.
      • Pairing your chunky shoes with a sexy flared dress will keep your look ultra-casual but feminine.
      • A fun-colored blazer and matching pants paired with a cropped white top and these kicks give off a look that is equally smart and sporty.

Of course, your basic jeans, shorts, and leggings will also look just as good with these on your feet. 

The men’s colors for Fila Disruptor 2s include triple white, black multi, triple black, and white multi. The ladies’ versions of the shoes are far more colorful. The women’s Fila Disruptor 2 colors include blue, pink, and more.

Notable Features

Fila Disruptor shoes are the kind of Fila kicks that you can’t ever overlook once they walk into a room. The bulky look and chainsaw teeth aren’t elements that are for blending in or hiding. These are for making a statement and for getting attention.

The bold design is very much the rage these days, and Fila’s Disruptor silhouette is probably the most popular of all. You can’t walk or go very far without seeing a pair of these on someone else’s feet, and for good reason. Unlike many dad shoes available in the market, Disruptor 2 sneakers are quite cheap. The ‘big’ here only refers to the shoes’ profile and does not extend to the price. 

As a direct contrast to the huge profile, the sneakers don’t actually weigh much. The tongues and collars are amply padded so you can walk in comfort in these while basking in people’s attention.

Fila Disruptor 2 History

The Disruptor 2 silhouette is Fila’s key to making a major comeback in the world of sneakers. Decades ago, particularly in the 90s, Fila was one of the reigning brands in sportswear. With endorsers such as Grant Hill and legendary rappers Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. donning Fila kicks and tracksuits, it seemed that the brand could do no wrong. 

However, Fila over-committed to expensive sports endorsements, and the 90s aesthetics fell out of favor. The brand found itself floundering, and soon Fila sneakers were only remembered by the public with nostalgia if they did think of them at all.

In the year 2007, Fila Korea acquired the global Fila brand and set about refocusing the company’s priorities. Fila strengthened its heritage division, which was the right move because, from 2014-2018, sales of its heritage division have been doubling. 

  The Disruptor silhouette

One of the brand’s heritage releases is are the Disruptor 2s, which unarguably are also its most successful models to date. The Disruptor 2s are modern takes on the original Disruptors, which were launched in 1996. The shoes had a kind of Nike Air Max 95 (another chunky shoe) hint to them and while popular at the time, was not in the same league of fame as Fila’s other basketball kicks.

During the rise of the dad shoes in 2018, Fila decided to rerelease the Disruptor 2s with a few modern tweaks.

  Fila Disruptor 1 vs 2

There’s not much difference between the two silhouettes except perhaps for the more vibrant shades available for the modern version compared to the more muted colors of the 90s kicks. The materials were also upgraded for better comfort and fit, but not much else was changed.

The almost insane rise to fame of these kicks has spurred the brand to capitalize on them further by introducing more iterations with premium fabrics (Disruptor 2 Premium), logo accents (Disruptor 2 Premium Repeat), new materials (Disruptor 2 Premium Patent), and metallic shades (Disruptor 2 Premium Metallic). 

Nice to know

  • Made in Italy Fila Disruptor 2s are also available. Expect these Italian-made kicks to be more expensive than the regular ones.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Fila Disruptor
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Summer

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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.