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I was shopping at Costco today when this Fila running shoe caught my eye. Coscto had a pallet of them and they were only $19.99.
I have a hard time shopping for shoes because they are generally really expensive and don’t always fit right. I’ve also had lots of problems with even name branded shoes that simply fall apart. $20 bucks is no deal at all if they are poor quality, but these shoes seem to be well made.
These are brown toned shoes which is a good thing. White shoes look awesome when you buy them, but they quickly turn stained within a few days. I’ve been looking for a black or brown athletic shoe for a while and I think these might just work.
The tread is really aggressive and that’s a good thing when hiking or running in the woods.
The stitching looks good to me and I think they are well made.
The insoles are removable and that’s a requirement for me since I use custom insoles. Also, Fila does not glue their insoles in so you can slip them right out without and fuss.
There are vents on the top of the shoe to let out heat on those long hikes or runs.
My overall summary is that the Fila Midland is a cost effective, well vented, and good traction shoe. They are pretty comfortable but did pinch a bit when I first tried them on. After a few hours, they seem to be much better and I believe they will work for me. Let’s see how they hold up over the next few months.
This model, the Fila At Peake Trail Running Shoe is very similar to the Midland and is a good alternative if you cannot find the exact model I bought.
Here is the Midland on Amazon. It’s running about $40 and as of 8/16 there are sizes left from 10 to 13