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Tretorn Nylite Canvas Reviews

56 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

82% "Moderate arch support"

44 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/3/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear a size 10.5. I ordered an 11.5 according to a review stating they run really small. They were a size too big. Order to your normal size.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/19/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I have been buying and wearing these Tretorn canvas sneakers for over 15 years. I am very sad to say that the quality has greatly deteriorated in the last two to three years. The very comfortable padding was taken out and now I find the rubber soles come partially unglued from the canvas top after two or three washes (this did not used to happen). And the top area around the ankle seems to fray more quickly. I have been looking for an attractive and comfortable alternative sneaker but no success as yet. These were great sneakers and the manufacturer has made a very bad decision to lower quality to save and/or make more money. The quality should have been maintained and (if necessary) the price increased.

Additional 36 Nylite Canvas Tretorn Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 8, 2012

Jeff C

from San Francisco

I love these sneakers. They have simple, retro appeal and look sharp when white. I'm still learning how to keep white canvas sneakers clean. I've bought two pairs just to make sure I can still get these when my current pair wear out. They have a really comfortable fit. The canvas is soft and conforms to my foot well. The fit and finish of the blue detail is not so great. The threading frayed after a few months of infrequent wear. The paint has started chipping away from the eyes which is disappointing. Still, these blemishes provide some character. If they were better made, I'd give it 5 stars all around.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

I usually wear a size 10.5. I ordered an 11.5 according to a review stating they run really small. They were a size too big. Order to your normal size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

Shoe is true to size. Thanks to Zappos for carrying this style as I've had a hard time locating it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Arkansas

While this may not have the comfort of your old Tretorns from the 80's, give it a few days, and it will feel like your old friend of days past. This is one of the greatest shoes ever made. It's simple design, stylish look, and comfort make it a classic. The Nylite looks great with every outfit from shorts, to khakis, to jeans. I get compliments all the time on this timeless classic. The only con, is the off-white color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keds, Converse, and Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

September 9, 2011

Howard S

from Brookline, MA

I recently bought a pair of these and was really surprised by the comfort, almost like wearing a slipper with more cushioning. I agree that they are not meant for serious sports but as a basic sneaker for walking it's an excellent shoe. It does run a size small though. I'm usually 10.5 and I needed an 11.5

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 23, 2011

Paolo P

 

Such a disappointment. These new Nylite's are not as comfortable as the original ones. It feels like they took out padding around the shoe. I now feel they are overpriced at this price.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance 420

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 25, 2011

Michael W

from Minneapolis MN

I owned a pair of these in the early 70's and ordered a pair through Zappos. They aren't exactly as I remember them, but are very close. Very comfortable. Wish they had the leather version.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2011

Curt B

from Montgomery, AL

Love 'em. The white bottoms make them the perfect thing to wear on the boat this summer as an alternative to my formerly beloved/now too ubiquitous Top Siders.

Brands I'd also recommend: Double H, Bostonian, Johnston and Murphy, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Miami, FL

Great shoes, very comfortable and very cool, perfect for summer months. The Zappos service and customer support is the best anywhere!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2011

David R

from Santa Barbara, CA

My first pair of Tretorns...very light, very comfy. I like these shoes a lot; and they fit true to size. I'm an average (D) width, and I look forward to enjoying these shoes this spring. Very comfy (did I already say that?). I highly recommend these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 29, 2010

Anonymous

 

My husband was thrilled that I found this brand of sneakers that he wore years ago. He says they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2010

Tae S

from Seattle, WA

I've been wearing this shoe for twenty years. I keep buying them because they've been consistently comfortable...until now. Heel is cut lower in the back, and there is no support there, either. Not comfortable, and not what I wanted. Very disappointed...

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2010

Paul

from Virginia

I have purchased Tretorn shoes for at least 20 years and sadly have seen the quality decline continuously with each successive pair. I would rather they kept the quality standards up and charged more but they are doing the opposite. I will no longer be buying these shoes.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 8, 2010

David B

from White Plains NY

Pale imitation of the real shoe from the 60s - no padding around heel, poor interior padding under foot, stitching not robust enough to actually use for athletics.

Brands I'd also recommend: reebok, new balance

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 24, 2010

Bino

from Memphis

Let them get dirty and pair them up with a great chino and hit the streets. Great shoe and many great memories were made while I was wearing them. I intend on creating more great moments this time around, too, while wearing my new pair of Tretorn's.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ked's, Vans, Gucci, Bass, Kenneth Cole, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 24, 2010

GlassintheGrass

from RM, Illinois

I've been wearing canvas style shoes for a long time (mostly Converse), but I wanted to try something different and I came across these. At first I was hesitant about how blindingly white they looked in the pictures online. I was happy to see when I got them that they're a little easier on the eyes then they appear. On a comfort level, so far these have been amazing. More comfortable than Converse or Vans in my opinion. I'm really happy about these. The other colorway (white, ginger, harbor gray) looked interesting as well. These are great and I'm really happy with them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 3, 2010

Mark S

from Chicago, Illinois

Before purchasing this shoe, I read the numerous reviews listed here. I was a little scared because of some reviews stating this shoe is not comfortable. I can tell you, this is the most comfortable shoe I have worn in years!! Also, I love the look of this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO

I wore these shoes for a week straight after I ordered them and just used them to walk around in. I found the stitching on the seam near the laces ripping. So disappointed as I really like the style and comfort.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 31, 2010

Danny W

from Austin, TX

Wide selection of shoes. One of few places to find small size shoes for men. Excellent service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2010

Anonymous

 

I’ve known of Tretorn for years and have always heard great things about this classic tennis shoe. I read several reviews before buying these shoes saying that they were not conformable and felt cheaply made, I didn’t take those reviews seriously and now wish I had. After wearing them for almost a month, they are starting to hurt and I need to buy insoles. They have very little support and not very comfortable. The aesthetic design is great, but I find myself reaching for my old Sauconys instead. There are lots of great looking shoes to spend your money on before these. I won’t be buying any Tretorns again.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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6 people found this review helpful  

January 1, 2010

Anonymous

from California

I fully agree with Linda T. I've worn Tretorns for decades. But the current owners (Puma?) have opted to cheapen the material, remove the padding and even eliminated the strip that keeps the laces in place. What was once a great shoe, is now a cheap knockoff. I've been searching (in vain) for anyone selling the originals. I have one left. I never wear it; it's become a collector's item. Shame on the manufacturer for ruining a great shoe.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Comfortable, but not the same shoes from the 1980s. They seem to lack the padding and feel they used to have. Almost like a cheap imitation.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas Stan Smith

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 31, 2009

Mike H

from Ames, IA

Great product at a reasonable price. I wear them daily. Also, Zappos upgraded my shipping free of charge and I received them in less than 24 hours.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 24, 2009

Anonymous

 

Ridiculously excellent customer service! All web retailers should take notes. Ordered shoes, they were too small, called back, the next size up was shipped without charging my account. I printed prepaid label to return original pair and dropped off at a "MailBox" store. No charge for ANY of the shipping. Promised 5-10 days, received in TWO, received replacement pair in TWO....The only place to shop for shoes. Now I am very opinionated when dealing with other online retailers.... No online retailer that I have ever dealt with made it so easy and was so accommodating. They are similar to Lands End but I must say, they even have the edge because of the free shipping and extremely quick delivery. They have done a "Disney" in that they seems to always exceed my expectation!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 12, 2009

Linda T

from Minnesota

Where did the quality go? I just ordered 2 pair of these Tretorn Canvas Tennis shoe's and I sent them back the next day. I have worn these same shoes for years and they were made so nice and were comfortable. The last 2 pair were like a completely different brand. They were made so cheap. The fabric was so thin, no support at all. They felt like a $10.00 pair of shoes. Now I don't know what to do as no one makes a nice canvas sneaker.

Brands I'd also recommend: I have no idea

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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