Performance Review: Fila 96 aka Grant Hill 2
With retro sneakers being released as they pay homage to the all-time greats who wore them, Fila joined the movement as well releasing the Fila 95 and 96 models that Grant Hill wore on court. Here is my detailed performance review on the Fila 96 a.k.a. Grant Hill 2.
|The upper material is a combination of leather and suede.|
|The crease marks prove that Fila's 2A cushion works.|
|Can be used both indoors and outdoors, a 90's shoe indeed.|
|There is a heel strap should you wish a more secured fit.|
Fit is true to size and provides some wiggle room inside. If your foot is on the wide side, this could still fit you well, although since the fit is not too narrow. Of course, it is still best to try these in stores. Support comes from the wide base so you can be sure you are covered. There is a heel strap if you want a more secure fit but I was fine without adjusting it because once the laces were tied, I was good to go and did not experience slipping inside the shoe even with the considerate amount of space inside.
This is a good price especially for a shoe that offers a good value in terms of performance. Considering this is a retro model, you really get a bang for your buck. You can still find these in Fila stores for a retail price of only Php2999.
For a retro model, the Fila 96 can still compete with other brands in terms of cushion comfort and versatility. Too bad these are being overlooked in the shelves. I suggest if you have the chance, cop this shoe as it really gives you a bang for your buck. Performancewise, this is definitely a good shoe to play in both indoors and outdoors.