FILA have reached into their archives and brought back the classic Mindblower silhouette. To celebrate this revival, the classic brand has decided to create the biggest sneaker collaboration in history, enlisting nearly 50 partner stores and designers from around the world to design their own take of the FILA Mindblower or Mindblower 2.0.
Shelflife were honoured to be given the opportunity to contribute and cover our version of the chunky sneaker in Pantone Orange 021C. Other SA stores and brands were also shown a lot of love with Archive, Jack Lemkus and Sneakerlab all taking part in this massive collaboration. Some of the other impressive and world-renowned collaborators included Burn Rubber, Kinfolk, Pink Dolphin and 10 Corsa Coma, to name a few.
Originally released in 1995, the FILA Mindblower has remained a standout model thanks to its unique interpretation of the classic FILA logo. Quirky in design, the haphazard placement of the warped and oversized logo sits proudly on the midsole, serving as the main design element of the '90s classic.
FILA will be hosting a series of Mindblower pop-ups in Tokyo, Seoul and New York, with an accompanying apparel and accessories collection being supported by the limited edition versions of the iconic sneaker. All the sneakers will also be available at their respective stores from the 20th of April. Numbers for each design are extremely limited, with only 100 Shelflife pairs produced.
Below you can see some of the 47 designs or go to FILA's website to see the full list of chosen brands and designers.