My Fila Disruptor II Trainers Review
If you remember my statements from a while ago, I was never, ever a fan of the dad sneaker trend. I thought the giant, cumbersome sneakers were a really terrible design and were incredibly unflattering, and I vowed never to jump on board the trend. However, that actually changed when I saw the Fila Disruptor! I never thought about them before, and it’s a story where I ate my own words actually, because Adam had been really into the dad trainers and wanted the Balenciaga Triple S, so when we were in Urban Outfitters, I said to him, try on this pair of Fila’s (having never seen them before) and see how terrible they look, then you wont need to buy any. When he put them on, they actually looked really cool, and since I can’t lie, I had to eat my own words, ha ha. Since then, I’ve still grown fonder of them daily and I actually ended up getting them first instead of Adam. Funny how things work out isn’t it? Since so many people seem to be a huge fan of the Fila Disruptor, I thought I would do a review for you and share all of my advice from sizing and comfort, to design etc. Let me know if you have any questions at all! Leave them in the comments below.
The Fila Disruptor Sizing
I’m starting with sizing first as I found this to be most awkward. I’m a standard UK 6-7 in shoes, and mostly a UK 7 when it comes to trainers/sneakers. I generally wear a 7 in Adidas and a 6.5 in Nike. I ordered these in a 40 (which is supposed to be a 7) and hoped for the best as it’s the safest shoe size to go for. When they arrived, the label actually stated UK 6.5 and EU 40… This isn’t correct at all, and of course they ended up being too small. So my advice here is order in the UK or US sizes and don’t order the EU size as it’s wrong. I actually had to size up to a UK 7.5 in the end, which is labeled as a 41, in order for them to fit as they were too small otherwise. So my advice here is size up by half a size or so from your normal trainer size as they do run quite small. I could wear the 7, but my toes were at the end and the fabric at the tip is quite stiff, so it was uncomfortable. So compared to Adidas I am wearing a half a size bigger, and compared to Nike, it’s a full size bigger. I’m a 7 in New Balance too if that helps, so my Fila are a half a size up.
The Disruptor design is what attracted me to these shoes in the first place. Even though they are a ‘dad sneaker’ style shoe, they are actually really modern and cool. The spiked sole is really funky, and because they’re a lot wider, they actually don’t make your feet look too long. They are a massive shoe, don’t get me wrong, compared to my normal trainers, they are huge, but they’re stylish and cool with it instead of being cumbersome. Once you get used to the bulkiness, they’re great. This particular design is the Fila Disruptor II and it’s the one with the red and blue logo, and the Fila monogram around the laces. I loved these the most compared to the original plain ones as I thought they had more style and substance to them, they stood out more and looked less old fashioned. I have been eyeing up the pink pair though, those are so cute! The laces stay done up behind the tongue and you can’t feel them, so that’s another design plus. Overall, I think they have a wonderful design and out of all the trainers I’ve seen like this, from all designers, I like them the most.
Regarding the versatility, I don’t find them to go with everything, in fact, they really only go with super skinny jeans (that are really tight at the ankle) and leggings. I’ve seen girls wear them with pleated skirts though, and that looks cool, but as I’m quite short, it’s not a good look for me. So I really only wear them with leggings or black skinny jeans as they need to have something to counteract the size of them. If you were to wear them with straight leg jeans or baggy jeans, it wouldn’t be good as it would be so bulky and very much a throwback to the 90’s. So keep the proportions slim and it’s fine! Balances the size of the shoes out perfectly.
The Quality & Price
The quality isn’t overly amazing, some of them do have little bits of glue left over, but for a Fila trainer, it is the quality you would expect. I can’t really fault them as they’re pretty sturdy and they are holding up well. Regarding the price, their retail over here is £80, and in the US it’s $65, which I find a bit unfair, just like with Levi’s, so they are an average trainer price. I did find them a bit expensive, but they are always being included in sales as you can get them anywhere, and I know with the Black Friday discounts they were around £50, which is a bargain! I’m ok with the cost and quality of them, so I think they’re a good investment if you love this trend, and much cheaper than all the designer options as well.
Are They Comfortable?
Yes! I was actually expecting them to be super comfortable and really spongey, since they’re so padded and full of filling, but they weren’t as soft as I initially imagined. That doesn’t mean they’re not comfy though as they are. They’re secure on the foot, they are soft underfoot with the insole, and there’s no rubbing or anything that causes blisters and I’m extremely sensitive when it comes to getting blisters as I get them from anything. That means, these are very easy to wear and very comfortable, as you would expect from a big shoe. Once you get used to the size of them (as they are so much wider than normal trainers) it’s absolutely fine and I enjoy wearing mine out often.
My Overall Opinion
Overall, I would probably give these Fila Disruptor II trainers a 7.5 out of 10. This is why I like doing reviews for you as I give my honest opinion. The design and style of the shoe is great, I love the different colour combinations they come in, and how cool they look, but obviously they don’t have much longevity as probably in a year or so, they will be quite dated, but for a shoe right now (and the price) it’s worth getting them as soon as possible so you can be on trend at the moment. They are very comfortable, and look great with leggings and skinny jeans. If I were to compare them to my Balenciaga Race Runners, I absolutely adore those so they win out, but for a trendy trainer, these are perfect as they are so hot right now! A lot of places have actually sold out and are on pre-order, but you can still get the Fila Disruptor in numerous colours in the links below. It’s always helpful to me if you can purchase via my links as they are affiliated and help keep my website going, so I can continue producing content and doing reviews for you all. What’s your opinion? Lorna xx.
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