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I Will Defend Chunky Filas With My Life, And Here's Why

Do you hate chunky Filas because you think they’re ugly, or do you just hate them because they’re a fad?

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I didn’t buy my first pair of Fila Disruptors until long after they were reintroduced to the fashion scene a few years ago.

And it was a spur of the moment decision only because, at the time, I needed a comfortable pair of tennis shoes for a vacation where I knew I would be doing a lot of walking.

I would look at pictures of models trying to style them and convince myself I wasn’t a tennis shoe wearer. I thought there was no way to make these dad shoes look cute. Shoes that were hip in the 90’s were not my style!

Oh, how I was so wrong.

These are some of the most versatile shoes I own. It’s so easy to dress them up and down depending on the occasion. The bonus is that they are comfortable as hell.

Fila Disruptors get a lot of hate on the internet for being “basic” and “ugly,” but I know that if people gave them a shot, they’d be more open to sporting these with every outfit they wear.

(I will admit, the “ugly” part of somewhat warranted. They're so ugly that they’re cute.)


Here are some ways to style your chunky Filas:

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Although solid white is the only color I currently own, this isn't the only color that these Filas are available in. If you like to be more adventurous with color, there's everything from pink, blue, yellow, and red.

On the Fila website, there is everything from solid shades to two-tone Disruptors that come in different colors that could add a little something to your look without throwing away comfort, like this:


Now I know what you might be thinkingpeople who wear Fila Disruptors are commonly called "basic" by TikTokers. And I will admit, these claims are what kept me from buying them as soon as I saw my favorite Instagram models wearing them.

But then I realized that just because something is trendy, doesn't mean it's bad. Comfortability aside, I like that Filas are not your typical dress-up shoes, yet we're able to make them work with just about any outfit.

And you want to know the best part about chunky Filas?

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They make for the coolest photoshoots.


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