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Tretorn Nylite Canvas

  • 5 stars
    52%
  • 4 stars
    19%
  • 3 stars
    7%
  • 2 stars
    10%
  • 1 star
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  • The famous Tretorn Nylite, with its distinct "v" designed in Sweden in 1964.
  • This canvas tennis shoe was worn by the sport's greatest athletes in the 1970's, and soon became the first luxury sports shoe.
  • Built with a soft canvas upper, ribbon trim and soft textile lining, these materials combined with our signature lightweight rubber outsole, help create the perfect “sneaker".
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 13 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

75% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 75% True to size
  • 10% Half size too small
  • 8% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 10% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
59% Moderate arch support
  • 4% Excellent arch support
  • 59% Moderate arch support
  • 37% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The famous Tretorn Nylite, with its distinct "v" designed in Sweden in 1964.
  • This canvas tennis shoe was worn by the sport's greatest athletes in the 1970's, and soon became the first luxury sports shoe.
  • Built with a soft canvas upper, ribbon trim and soft textile lining, these materials combined with our signature lightweight rubber outsole, help create the perfect “sneaker".
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 13 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Tretorn Nylite Canvas

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 58 reviews.

Top Positive Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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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.

Read more » « Show less January 3, 2012 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

7 people found this review helpful.

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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.

Read more » « Show less March 19, 2012 by T. P
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Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Very comfortable and light as a feather. Great for lounging or driving, but not a walking shoe due to its lightweight materials. I remember this shoe from the 1970s, it was a very trendy, popular, and stylish tennis shoe. But I don't think this shoe is suitable anymore for sports -- it is for casual wear. The comments about the shoes wearability would also indicate that this is not a good shoe for long walks. Wear them indoors and driving, and I think you'll be very pleased with them.

I'd also recommend: PF Flyers

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Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Shame on Tretorn for ruining this classic shoe. Same styling as always, but the quality is now similar to the cheapest canvas shoe on the market. Seriously, I once bought a pair of $4 shoes at a street market under a bridge in Johannesburg that were better made than these. Tretorn has squeaked by for years based on a small but loyal following who were fans of this shoe (does anyone care or even know that they make other products?), but who is going to shell out this much for this junk? If you really must have these, at least wait until they've got them on clearance at $25 or so.

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Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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The canvas is so thin that when the first time I wore them, they got rained on, and the color of my socks showed all the way through. The supposed benefit of canvas sneakers is that they're washable, but after the first wash, they were shredded in the machine. I got one wear out of these paper-like shoes. (My Converse and Vans however, have endured several washes over the years and still look fresh.)

I'd also recommend: Converse, Vans

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from St. Louis
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Great looking summer shoe. Canvas upper breathes quite well for a sneaker. Sole is very comfortable. I'm between a 9 1/2 and 10 in shoe size. 9 1/2 are definitely the better fit for me with Nylites. Only complaint is that the toe is on the narrow side, otherwise would have given a 5 in comfort, style and overall rating.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

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Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The perfect summer shoe, the all white nylite goes with anything and keeps things modern. I find myself wearing them all the time, with a swimsuit to jeans and a blazer. Spot cleans much easier than most canvas shoes I've had in the past, and unlike others, Tretorns are not prone to coming unglued from the rubber sole with wear. Perfect weight and hugs your foot, not big and bulky and at all. The all white also makes you look more tan, even someone from Seattle like myself, who's just now getting some sun. Only drawback is that white will show some scuffs, but looks better worn in, or you can easily wash them out.

I'd also recommend: Vans

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Seattle
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