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Tretorn Nylite Canvas Reviews

58 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%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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June 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have not worn a pair of Tretorns in over 20 years. I have been looking at these for a while as nice summer canvas shoes. I wear a size 13 and unfortunately, these are at least a size too small. Too bad they do not make 13½. Unfortunately, I will be returning them tomorrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: KSwiss

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 22, 2013

Roger C

 

Wear these awhile and you will appreciate why they were the working shoes of tennis professionals. They are always comfortable and always a great fit and still something that stands out in the crowd. No other pair of kickers have ever come close.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Swede in NYC

Cool Swedish sneakers brand that will give you both comfort and comments - get a pair yourself for the summer!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was very disappointed in these shoes. I wore Tretorns consistently for a couple of years in my teens and then got away from them for a while. I was happy to find them again and was really hoping they could be my go-to casual shoe for the summer. While I didn't expect them to be exactly as I remembered, I did expect them to be close but they definitely were not. The construction is incredibly cheap on them these days. The canvas is thin, there is none of the sole padding or ankle padding that they used to have, the soles are a harder but seemingly less substantial compound than they used to be, and the Tretorn loop on the side is made of thin, shiny plastic that feels like it will tear away from the stitching very easily. The best way I can describe them is that the new Tretorns they look and feel like knockoffs of the Tretorns you remember. If you've never had any, you might be satisfied with these but wonder why people make a big deal about them. If you've worn them in the past, don't order them -- you'll only be disappointed. As for Zappos, great service as always.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Jason

from California

I bought two pairs of this sneakers because of the rave reviews on Zappos. I'm returning one pair and got a refund for another. 1. Because the sneakers are made of fabric, after about 2 weeks of wear, they will likely stretch for a full size bigger. After about a month of wear, I feel like I was a pair of flip flops because the back of the shoe was falling off. And this is for a pair that felt just right on day one. 2. The stitching about an inch long felt apart after about a month of wear. Zappos issued a refund for this. 3. After about a month of wear, the sole supporting the ball of my foot wore a hole. No kidding, there's a hole in the sole. I found the hole because I found a few of my socks also had holes in them. I'm pretty sure the pair I got is not normal because this item has a perfect review when I bought them. But I'm returning the pair I haven't opened because the pair I did wear is so disappointing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Hahn

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 12, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

These shoes are super! I get a lot of positive comments like..."Those are great old school kicks" and "cool color combination." I love them. Slight squeaking when I walk but, otherwise, great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

I think these sneaks are comfortable, stylish, and retro. My dad used to wear these in the '70s to play tennis, so I feel like I am continuing the tradition by purchasing a pair for myself.

Brands I'd also recommend: SeeVees

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Monroe, WA

I used to buy these shoes in the '80's and loved them. They haven't changed and I still love them. They are well made and comfy, plus I can throw them in the wash and let them air dry. I will keep buying them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Woodland Hills, CA

The best internet site for ordering ANYTHING. The convenience is unmatched. The shipping in both directions paid by Zappo's no matter what you need is jaw-droppingly cool! The Customer Service has been very helpful in solving sizing concerns. I love this place. I ordered Tretorn Nylite Canvas tennis shoes. I hadn't ordered these shoes in 20 years. They are okay for what I use them for. They have little, if an, arch support - but they are okay and they look good. I wish you carried the leather version, as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

Not quite as undersized as Puma's...but if you normally where a size 13 you should order a 14. Also, fits wider than Adidas and Puma.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 17, 2012

Bob

from Huntley, Il

The quality of these shoes was decent. However the size 10½ that I ordered was half to a whole size too small.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Tretorn cut corners with the Nylite during the past few years (circa 2009 - early 2011). Those shoes have a plain canvas lining, not terry-cloth. The canvas was off-white rather than white, white. The collar padding was removed, so just stitching remained around the collar. The rear heel top was lowered, making it more likely one's foot will slip out when playing tennis/racquetball/handball. Also, laces are low-cost now and the soft arch support is gone. HOWEVER, the summer 2012 colors (which aren't white) have the old terry-cloth lining, have some padding in the collar, and the colors are nice and bright. Laces are still low-cost and the arch support is still missing, but these are definitely an improvement over the past few years. Curiously, the best Tretorn Nylites now are the Big Kid versions, rather than the Adult versions. The big kid versions are very much like the ones from the 70s/80s/90s. If one has a smaller foot size, that is the best way to go. So one needs to look VERY closely at the specific color/shoe before deciding whether to buy. Luckily, this is easy with Zappos. As always, the toe box is a bit narrow. So folks who wear thick tennis socks or have wider (D/E/EE) feet probably should go up a half-size. Women with a B width or Men with a C width can probably go with their normal size.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 9, 2012

John S

from Lansdale PA

Classic tennis shoes just in time for the French Open. Quick service and reasonably priced. Carpe Diem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

Shoes are light and simple. Some of the stitching has already pulled out in my few weeks of wearing them. Also, the white canvas got dirty pretty quickly. But, overall, I like them as a everyday summer shoe option.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 3, 2012

Rick K

from Maryland

Warning - these are not the Tretorn Nylites of even 10 years ago. All the padding has been removed. More like a Converse low top. Almost false advertising by Tretorn. Very disappointed. High praise for Zappos, on the other hand! Great, fast service.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 3, 2012

Jacob E

from Kansas City, MO

A classic style for a reason. These shoes are a great fit, light weight and sturdily constructed. A great fit for knocking around on the weekend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Common Projects

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 19, 2012

T. P

from CT

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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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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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