In the twisted world of fashion and luxury retail, some things are not what they seem. There are certain ideas of beauty that have been twisted, turned upside down, and inside out all for the sake of creating something new and exciting. In this environment, what may be perceived as ugly has become beautiful and covetable. From the beauty standards of the models to the actual garments and pieces themselves, certain items in the business are desirable simply because they’re ugly. For sportswear, such a shoe is Fila’s well-known Disruptor 2 sneakers.
Release Date and Price
Release date: Early 2000’s
Price when reviewed: $65 – $90
Released in the early 2000’s, Filas Disruptor 2 sneakers have become prominent fixtures in the South Korean sportswear brand’s range. They’re comically referred to as “Dad sneakers” since its style and silhouette are those that fathers of a certain age (and style) frequently wear. A pair can cost as low as $65 or as high as $90, depending on the specific design and material.
Fila’s Disruptor 2 sneakers are sports shoes through and through. Complete with rubber outsoles, molded footbeds with extra-padding, and a lightweight EVA midsole, the sneakers are extremely comfortable to wear and durable for any sports activity. The shoes are also available in a multitude of colorways and fabrications to adhere to different tastes and styles. Some can purchase the pair in patent leather for a more eye-catching look, metallic for that simple touch of refinement, or multi-colored for a bit of personality.
While its initial ugliness has become celebrated through the years, it still draws off many customers from buying the pair. For a lot of people, particularly those in the high fashion luxury crowd, the shoes are simply too much of an eyesore to be worn anywhere. Moreover, a lot of people also do not appreciate the thick and bulky silhouette of the sneakers, especially since a lot of the new and contemporary designs exemplify sleek and streamlined styles.
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