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I have had a number of Fila products over the years, many of which lasted quite a long time, and i have always found great trainers and sports shirts by Fila, all designs that i like, and while they do have some fantastic designer sportswear, they don't always have a good range of certain products, and you will be lifting your wallet a bit more.
Fila shoes are normally quite comfortable and hard wearing, they do have some unusual designs and a lot of very colourful ones too, I personally go for the black and white ones with matching laces colours, just to be plain and boring. Their shoes are well built and mine after almost 8 months of use have finally fallen apart, but they did have a good run.
Their shirts and hoodies are quite thick and i often find myself boycotting their T-Shirts for something from nike because the cotton is a little more lightweight. Fila has always had a reputation for keeping up with fashion and always being one of the best looking brands out there, and i agree with this statement to a point.
Back in the 80's Fila always made stupidly brightly coloured jackets, shoes, shirts and jogging bottoms but now though, they seem to have a limited range of designs and whilst they still have some very brightly coloured stuff, its hard to find as many different shirt variants as their rivals Nike. Nike sell a very wide range of shirts and shoes but Fila are limited. Every sports store i go to, theres always a small corner for Fila and a massive chunk of the store for Nike, but that may just be popularity.
Fila are very good value for money when you consider they're a top name brand with some good quality products under their belt. Shoes cost slightly less than Lonsdale ones, and the shirts cost about the same as nike depending on which ones you want, i think the plain ones are about the same, but nike often do massive logo's on theirs with stupid design patterns and you will pay more for these. Fila are quite subtle in their designs, just a small boring logo somewhere in the top corner is good enough for them.
Overall Fila are an excellent, trusted brand. They have made some good stuff over the years but i wish they did a wider range of trainers and shirts, i think there is a market for them, it seems as if Nike have completely stolen the limelight unfortunately.
During my time growing up in a working class welsh town , there are two types of Fila clothing I have come across - the first being a discount , cheap and low quality type of sport clothing that was sold for low amounts of money in large sports stores such as Sports World and Sports Soccer and then in my later teenage years - the very expensive fila vintage which is only found in rare designer clothing shops . The second type was highly publicised and brought back into fame and fashion by the excellent nick love film 'the business' which stars some excellent cockney 'bad boy' characters such as Danny Dyer and Tamer Hussain and they wear a vast range of fila vintage and Sergio Tachinni . I recently bought a Fila Vintage polo , the one that is displayed in my profile picture , it cost me 45 pounds from a designer shop in the city of Leeds . It is a beatiful piece of clothing in mmy opinion and long live fashionable Fila !!!!
Fila are supposed to be a top sport retail brand, yes their logo looks catchy, their t-shirts and tops are ok. But who designs their trainers or the colour schemes for them. They are horrible, I wouldn't be seen dead in a pair, yes I would buy for a logo but only if the product looked good, all Fila trainers look cheap and horrible. I think a rethink is required before they get anywhere in the shoe market, maybe thats why you can pick up a pair of fila's for under £20.
Ok, there are good points about Fila and there are bad points as well. For starters, they do have a good logo and a well known brand identity and make good clothes but, they cannot produce training shoes to last more than a month. They are such poor quality that they do actually fall apart within a couple of months of purchase. So, if you are looking to buy a pair of trainers/sneakers, then I strongly advise you to stay clear of Fila. Go for Reebok or adidas as they are probably the most reliable.
Fila, a well known brand name of sport and designer clothing. If i ever feel ill i just go and shove my fila sweatshirt on. It's the only healer for me! I love the comfort and quality that the Fila products have to offer. There aren't many brands which can top this name. I think the equivalent is most probably Ellesse. These two names just seem to have that something extra compared to other brands like Adidas and Nike etc. You could say they have that...Je ne sais quoi! or whatever that means. Fila have always got some new style on the market because they have to keep up with the competition but i'm not complaining because my collection of Fila is just starting to accumilate and increase. I think it's great. I'm also very pleased with the footwear produced by Fila. I had a pair of Fila trainers a while ago and they were so comfy and looked so trendy that i virtually lived in them. They were hardly off my feet. They were a hard wearing trainer and lasted a good while, very impressed with all Fila gear. The only downfall with this great brand is the price label that's usually attached. You have to pay for the quality but the prices aren't way over the top of other brands, just tht little bit more. But certainly worth it!