A couple of days ago, I had a conversation with a bunch of my high school friends and continued to reiterate that the 90s was the true Golden Age of sneakers. If you’ve been in the game long enough, almost every single sneaker from the 90s are coming back and everyone’s just gravitating towards them. Back then, there was parity. Nike definitely lorded things over, but adidas, Reebok, Converse And1 and everyone else had their hand in the cookie jar during the 90s.
Then there was FILA.
The Italian brand’s glory days were in the 80s but made their mark in the 90s as well when they signed Grant Hill as the brand’s main man for basketball (yes, Grant was supposed to be the next MJ). His shoes, the Hill (1 & 2) were on the feet of so many kids back then and they were definitely an alternative from Nike and adidas.
Last year, FILA announced that they were planning to join the retro game by reintroducing the Hill signatures. Now dubbed the FILA ’95 and ’96 (you know how it is when brands don’t want to pay their royalties…), you now can relive your childhood by picking them up this weekend. Yes, Fila PH (after scores and scores of low-budget sneakers) announced on their FB page that they were releasing a couple of colorways of the FILA ’95 & ’96 this weekend. The best part of the release? The prices are like buying sneakers in the 90s! You can get the FILA ’95 & ’96 for Php 2,999 each! Quantities are limited so make sure to follow FILA PH for more info.
Here are the FILA stores that are carrying the Fila ’95 & ’96
1. FILA Store SM MOA
2. FILA Store Robinsons Ermita
3. FILA Store Glorietta (Red color sold out)
4. FILA Store Robinsons Galleria
5. FILA Store SM Megamall
6. FILA Store Robinsons Metro East
7. FILA Store Festival Mall
8. FILA Store Alphaland
9. FILA Store Market! Market!
10. FILA Store Trinoma
11. FILA Store EDSA Central
12. FILA Store Pavilion
13. FILA Store Ever Commonwealth
14. Olympic Village Festival Mall
15. Olympic Village Pioneer
16. Olympic Village Sta. Lucia
17. Olympic Village Robinsons Galleria
18. Olympic Village Megamall
19. Olympic Village Trinoma
20. Royal Sporting House Festival Mall
21. Royal Sporting House Glorieta
22. Toby’s Festival Mall
23. Tobys MOA
24. Toby’s Calamba
25. Toby’s Sta. Rosa
26. Toby’s Megamall
27. Toby’s SM The Block
28. Toby’s SM North Edsa