Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • According to more than a handful of testers, the Tretorn Eve provides good arch support.
  • The shoe is offered at an affordable price point.
  • Most users liked the style of the sneaker. They especially admired its fun espadrille look, with one individual describing it as adorable.
  • The Tretorn Eve is comfortable, many reviewers lauded.
  • A lot of commenters agreed that these kicks are great for the summer season.
  • Some wearers were pleased to find that this model is another excellent product from Tretorn.
  • Although there are only a couple of color options for the Tretorn Eve, a few testers admired the colorways, saying they were cute.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users detected that the sneaker fits a half size too large. It slipped off the heels while walking, so they returned it to get a half size down.
  • An individual disliked the glittery material of the Tretorn Eve, saying that it was not advertised.

Bottom line

The Tretorn Eve is a good-looking sneaker that features a trendy twist. It has the look of a classic espadrille platform sandal yet with all the comforts of sneakers. With excellent arch support and a summer-ready vibe, these kicks could be worth some space in any fashionista's closet.

One important thing that a couple of testers found issue with is the fit, which they attested was a half size larger. Overall, it’s a reasonably priced sneaker that offers much in terms of chic appeal and support, perfect for stylish women.

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Good to know

A durable fit can be expected from the canvas upper of the Tretorn Eve. It’s available in women’s sizes, ranging from 4-12 in medium width. Although it’s said to fit according to size, a couple of users found the sizing too big and went a half size down. It’s constructed as a low-top to offer freedom of ankle movement. Laces keep the fit snug, securing the foot inside.   

The Tretorn Eve has a platform sole and a raw canvas appearance, making it look laidback, perfect for different everyday activities. It’s especially suitable for the summer season when it can be paired with light dresses, skirts or shorts, along with simple t-shirts for a relaxed appearance. Its rope midsole lends a tropical vibe to the shoe, making it ideal for trips, walking around, or for any casual function. Pairing these shoes with a floppy hat made of straw or felt can complete any summer or spring outfit.          

An eye-catching platform espadrille style is featured in the Tretorn Eve. It also has a canvas upper with fringe details for an unfinished look. Stitched on the top at the midfoot is the brand’s trademark gullwing design. The tonal lace-up closure is completed with metal eyelets for a preppy accent. Esparto rope is on the elevated midsole, while the rubber outsole keeps things durable. For an elegant finish, the Tretorn logo is seen on the tongue.

Swedish businessman Johan Dunker established Tretorn in 1891. The name means “Three Towers,” a reference to the company’s original factory building in Helsingborg. During its early days, the business produced tires and galoshes, the latter of which became very popular within the military community as well as with local villagers.

From these humble beginnings, Tretorn expanded its offerings to include tennis balls, bicycle pedals, and hoses, among others. It was unusual at the time to have such a diverse production, making the brand a pioneering one. Eventually, the company transitioned into sports footwear, introducing to the word the Nylite sneaker in the 1960s. It was the first luxury sports shoe of its kind, enabling Tretorn to become known as a sophisticated brand.

Since then, the brand has produced many reliable, stylish, and innovative Tretorn models, such as the low-top Tretorn Eve. It melds the classic appeal of an espadrille with the comforts and functionality of a sneaker, offering a fresh and unique look. It showcases Tretorn’s knack for fusing different styles to create a modern classic.

While it can be used for a preppy look, this model is also appropriate for any street style outfit. It has a fringe canvas upper that gives it an almost deconstructed look, while the platform sole provides the shoe with a casual yet elegant flair. It's a must-have for the summer and spring seasons for women who want a sensible pair of kicks that can create chic everyday looks.

  • The EcoOrtholite insole delivers comfort and a cushioned fit.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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