FILA MONDO FORZA
New Performance Tennis Shoe Features Minimalist Design to Maximize Performance
(FILA Luxembourg S.a.r.L. – August 22, 2023) – In the midst of celebrating 50 years in tennis in 2023, FILA announced today the launch of the Mondo Forza, a new performance tennis shoe developed by the FILA Futura Innovation Team. Built with the aggressive baseliner in mind, the Mondo Forza strikes the perfect balance of flexibility, support and style, relying on data and research, proprietary technology, and the brand’s rich history in the sport to connect with the modern-day athlete.
FILA sought a sleek, minimalist design for the Mondo Forza, as many tennis shoes have increasingly featured overbuilt components that have not contributed to overall on-court performance. By honing the shoe to focus solely on the demands of the modern game, FILA created a compelling product that is not only elegant but exceptional for today’s athletes.
One of the key elements that was developed was a split-surface outsole that maximizes traction and transition, two vital components to playing an attacking style of tennis. The outside of the sole provides significant surface contact to optimize transition back into play, while the inside of the sole features a wave-bone pattern that gives players traction in multiple directions allowing players to stop on command and stay in even the toughest of rallies.
The Mondo Forza is a tennis shoe with exceptional comfort, cushioning and energy return provided by a blend of natural and recycled materials. A proprietary, wood-based midstance plate provides stability and responsiveness, giving aggressive athletes a competitive advantage on court. The shoe also offers a sock-like fit for easy entry and exit for the foot, with a lightweight and stable upper wrapping around the foot to provide unparalleled comfort and support for the most grueling of matches. This combination creates a seamless fit right out of the box, eliminating break-in time to allow players to immediately hit the court at full speed.
“The Mondo Forza is meticulously crafted from the ground up,” said Luca Bertolino, Global Brand Director at FILA. “In honor of our 50th year in tennis, we wanted a design that was focused on the modern player, and dedicated to helping players achieve even greater performance. We know that this shoe is true to our brand’s Italian heritage and is going to be an exceptional performer for everyone.”
The Mondo Forza will be available in two initial colorways for men and for women, retailing for $160. The shoe is now available at FILA.com, the FILA retail store on-site at the U.S. Open, and select tennis specialty retailers nationwide including Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Express, Tennis Point, Game Set Match, and Tennis Plaza.