These days, when a movie or video game is released, a sneaker business usually makes a special pair of shoes to go with it, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is no exception. We show you the bright trainers Fila made for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and talk about how excessive demand forced the online store to go down. Directed by Jeff Fowler and starring Ben Schwartz (as Sonic the Hedgehog) and a cast including James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Lee Majdoub, and Jim Carrey, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for release in 2020 and serves as a direct sequel to the first film in the series.
Details of the Fila’s Sonic 2 Sneaker Model
After announcing their collaboration with Paramount Pictures at the end of March, long-standing sportswear manufacturer Fila released its Ray Tracer Evo x Sonic 2 trainers. The red trainers worn by the film’s and video game’s namesake speedster inspired the Sonic Shoes, which are a unisex slip-on type named after the character. Detailing their collaboration, Fila and Sonic have merged their respective “F” logos. The rear heel tab and the front tongue pull both have an embossed version of the joint logo.
To further enhance wearer comfort, the Fila x Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sneaker incorporates the brand’s Energized Midsole technology. White and red accents bring out the wording that reads “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and “Fila” on the insoles. The inside linings of the socks are crafted with repurposed energetic materials and have a deeper crimson accent. White outsoles and midsoles round off the outfit. You can get your hands on a pair of these trainers in the “611 Red/Red/ White” colorway from Fila’s online shop for $110. Sizes 3.5-13 are offered for the footwear.
Crashing of the FILA website
It was not unexpected that the company’s website selling the shoes would go down shortly after complaints of erratic supply availability. Meanwhile, customers who click the company’s announcement tweet link will be met with a “Page Not Found” error message, implying that the sales page has crashed or run out of stock. When a product sells out, the website will either display a “sold out” notice next to it or disable the “purchase” button. This apparent website fault, however, shows that the product’s popularity may have overwhelmed the site’s resources. In addition, some visitors have complained of being met with a never-ending load screen whenever they attempt to utilize the site’s features.
Reactions on Twitter to Fila’s Sonic 2 Shoes
This user expressed astonishment that Fila had released sonic trainers before Puma and wondered whether Puma had decided to cease its sponsorship of the sonic brand. Another person said their shoe size was fast selling out, and they were “practically begging” for a refill. Finally, one user remarked on the stock’s increasing scarcity and said emphatically that they, too, were in desperate need of these shoes. The follow-up to Sonic the Hedgehog is out in cinemas in the United Kingdom and will open in the United States on April 8, 2022.