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Tretorn Nylite Canvas

  • 5 stars
    54%
  • 4 stars
    18%
  • 3 stars
    7%
  • 2 stars
    11%
  • 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:

74% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 74% True to size
  • 10% Half size too small
  • 8% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 10% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
60% Moderate arch support
  • 4% Excellent arch support
  • 60% Moderate arch support
  • 36% 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 56 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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7 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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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.

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Moderate arch support

  • from CT
6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!
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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.

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Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from California
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

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Runs Large

Felt true to size

4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

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

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Arkansas
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Brookline, MA
$65.00

Width: D - Medium

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