This youth version of the Nylite is better made than the adult versions, and is more like the original Nylite. Unlike the adult Nylites, which have a thin non-padded fabric sockliner and tongue, this youth version has a terry-cloth sock liner, terry-cloth padded tongue, and a soft padded ankle. The footbed does not provide much arch support
, unlike the original ylites, but these do partly mold to one's foot after wearing a few times. (It would be nice if Tretorn
would improve the "adult" versions to have the terry-cloth lining and improved padding of this youth version - and if they would add some soft arch support
.) The fit is a bit on the narrow side, especially in the front. Someone with a wide foot or thick tennis socks
probably should go up a half size from normal. The youth size 6 seems to fit a man's 6 B or a woman's 7.5 B. These are great for casual tennis
, racquetball, or handball, and the canvas
breaths better than leather would. A serious or competitive player probably would want tennis shoes
with a harder sole. One can't beat the simple classic style of the Nylite on or off the court.