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Tretorn Nylite Canvas Reviews

58 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

82% "Moderate arch support"

45 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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13 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 38 Nylite Canvas Tretorn Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

May 28, 2008

Anonymous

from San Rafael, California

Not the Tretorns I remember - I love the look of this shoe but am disappointed with the quality/feel. I used to love these growing up but remember a padded heel and terry cloth lining. These do not have a comfortable lining for use without socks. Zappos delivery was amazing though! I was thrilled to receive them the day I after I ordered them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2009

Anonymous

from Charlottesville, VA

The classic tennis shoe, even mentioned in The Official Preppy Handbook. Lightweight and comfortable, with great traction on the court.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry Striper

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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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  

October 7, 2008

Anonymous

from Mississippi

Reviewer from Mississippi - I love my Tretorns. I have been wearing them for 19 years. I think they work really well with jeans, khakis, shorts or sweats. They are by far the best looking and most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. The solid white tretorns or the ones with navy trim are great, but I would like to see tretorns made in other trim colors. Possibly in lighter to medium blues or even some plaids. The norm is great, but a change in color would be nice. As long as tretorn continues to make such an outstanding product I will continue buying and wearing them with pride.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2008

Connecticut

from Connecticut

Blast from the past. This is a super-comfortable tennis shoe that's been my favorite since it first appeared on the scene in the late 1960s. I like it because it doesn't look like a "clown shoe". It’s also washable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2008

Anonymous

from Pooler, Ga

They were shoes that I wore in high school and was so glad to find them still being made. They are very comfortable which is something hard for me to find since having surgery on one of my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2008

Lon

from Okay City OK

Always a Classic! I really remember these shoes from the late 70's and they still look and fit the same. They have a simple classic elegance and (in my opinion) look great with Levis 501's. They are very flexible and light and are comfortable without socks. The only con with these shoes is that the insoles are as flat as a board. I really need arch support with my shoes so I added some 3/4 length insoles - voila instant support. These shoes run very true to size or maybe even slightly large. So if you normally wear a size 9, then order a size 9! Without socks and depending on your foot build, one might even need an 8.5. With Zappos great service and blindingly fast shipping getting the correct size will be a breeze!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas Italia 74

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 6, 2008

Patrick C

from Kailua Kona, Hawaii

World's best canvas shoe - I've worn this shoe for nearly 30 years. Stocked up on them when they were unavailable for a time. Only shoe I've ever mail-ordered, because they feel comfortable even when they're new. They remind me of the soft feel of moccasins, but tough enough for sports, and I'm a 285lb bodybuilder who picks up a bar with 765 lbs while wearing them. Sweet shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2007

Anonymous

from Auburn,Al

Classic - Still one of the best looking classic casual shoes. And comfortable. They are a little narrow for a wide foot but still great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 22, 2006

Anonymous

from Florida

A wider shoe would have been preferable. Under the circumstance the one you sent will make do. Not withstanding the above I find the Tretorn is still the best for its intended purpose.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 11, 2006

Joseph

from Los Angeles, California

Luxury shoe - This is one most clean-cut shoe I’ve ever been able to find... and they also go well with jeans and khakis!...the perfect shoe...

Brands I'd also recommend: hmm... i would recommend k-swiss

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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