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DGK x Fila Original Fitness Collab to Honor Skateboarding History

DGK x Fila Original Fitness are on their way to celebrate the Fila model’s place in skateboarding history.

It may be a bit of an obscure piece of skateboarding legacy but the Fila Original Fitness was a favorite among the most hip LA and New York skateboarders of the early 90s.  The sneaker had the perfect height, fantastic traction and featured Fila’s renowned step-in comfort making it a slept on skating option.  DGK and Fila teamed up to bring the kick back to the skate park with two new releases.  A black with teal and magenta accents pair, or a more classic Fila cream/navy/red look.  Both pairs come ready to ride with the gum sole accent skaters love so much.  It should be noted though, these are both done in pig skin suede so they are just as tempting as a casual shoe. Do you, but do not feel obligated to skate and destroy pig skin suede.  Graphic insoles and duel branding on the tongue complete the look which is set to release with some special packaging as well.

You can look for these to appear May 1st.  In the meantime, let us know what you think of the collaboration in the comments!  Is this a pair you would skate?

Author’s Take: Anyone who knows me knows I love Fila.  I mean I really love Fila.  You would be hard pressed to find a larger personal collection of classic Filas than mine.  I do not however feel the same about DGK.

Something about DGK just screams “middle of the mall, annoying stoner kid” to me.

For that reason I am a little torn on this pair.  I love the idea of a Fila Original Fitness with a gum sole and pig skin suede but I don’t think I want a DGK logo on it, personally.  I mean after all, DGK stands for “Dirty Ghetto Kids.”  I’m a 31 year old suburban, fat, nerdy, white dude – I’m not sure I am DGK’s target audience.

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Article source: http://www.kicksonfire.com/2015/04/10/dgk-x-fila-original-fitness-collab-to-honor-skateboarding-history/