Size and fit

The Fila Original Fitness Ripple is available in men’s and women’s sizing. With a low-cut profile, this kick allows the ankle to move without any restriction. It has a lacing system that keeps the foot securely lockdown.

This low-top shoe has an upper with perforations on the toe that gives foot breathability. It has a textile shoe lining for added comfort. It has an EVA insole that delivers excellent cushioning. 

Fila Original Fitness Ripple Style

Hit the street with a trendy shoe like the low-top Fila Original Fitness Ripple shoe. It has a bold styling with a retro vibe that creates a fashion statement. 

Depending on the colorway, it has a versatile upper that can be made of suede or leather material that can quickly complement several outfits for daily activities or various events. 

Men and women can pair this shoe with their denim jeans, shorts, cuffed pants, skinnies, joggers, and other casual and sporty outfits. Ladies can also wear it with their culottes or miniskirts for a sportier look with a feminine vibe.

Notable Features

The low-top Fila Original Fitness Ripple features a saw-toothed outsole that elevates the shoe’s stylish look and boosts a more athletic vibe. It takes the style one notch level up as well as provides excellent traction. It also features a suede or leather upper with perforation details, offering an eye-catching and head-turning look. 

Fila Original Fitness Ripple History

Fila started in Biella, Italy, in 1911. At first, the company manufactured textile for the people in the Italian Alps. Consequently, it has expanded and became one of the leading high-end sportswear brands. 

Fila partnered with Maglificio Biellese in 1923, allowing the business to enlarge beyond the borders of Italy. After so many years, it was only in the 90s that Fila earned its spot in the US market. 

The brand became famous not only for its sports apparel but also for footwear. It prides itself on its athletic and lifestyle shoes. One of them is the Fila Original Fitness, which was originally released in the 80s and re-released in 2016. 

Before 2017 ended, the brand launched an iteration with a saw-toothed outsole in the name of the Fila Original Fitness Ripple. It was released in colorways like cream suede, green, white, red, and black.

The model features a shoe lining with mesh material that gives additional comfort as well as a flexible fit. It has a suede or leather upper with embroidered Fila detailing. Also, the shoe’s significantly rippled outsole offers a superior grip.

Nice to know

  • Depending on the colorway, the Fila Original Fitness Ripple may come with gum or rubber outsoles. 

Facts / Specs

Base model: Fila Original Fitness
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Gum Sole, EVA / Fabric
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.