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The Tretorn Nylite 2 Plus is available in sizes ranging from 4 to 12. The sneaker is a women’s silhouette, but men who appreciate the styling can avail of the shoe as well by going up a size and a half from their usual shoe measurement. Since the shoe reportedly runs longer than standard sizing, women are recommended to take half a size off while men can maybe get away with just going up one size larger.
The shoe uses brushed metal eyelets and a lace up closure system to give the foot a secure fit.
This vintage-looking sneaker looks best when worn preppy-style. Match with skinny jeans and a crisp white long-sleeved chiffon blouse. It also looks just as good when paired with skirts and summer dresses.
The Tretorn Nylite 2 Plus is a timeless shoe with plenty of comfort. You can take it to dinner or use it to play on the court, and the sneaker will still look good either way. The metallic accent (on the white/gold and snow white/gold colorways) add a certain bling and sass to the sneaker while remaining faithful to the elegant roots of this kick. The shoe provides a high level of comfort, much like the original, with the use of an EcoOrtholite sockliner.
Tretorn is a Swedish rubber company that got its start by manufacturing and selling hoses, bike pedals, tennis balls, and galoshes. In 1967, the company decided to come out with a sneaker as well, and the Nylite was born. Worn by tennis’ number one star at the time, Bjorn Borg, on the courts and accompanied by Tretorn tennis balls and rackets, the sneaker quickly became known as “the world’s first luxury shoe.”
The Nylite was quickly embraced by the fashion world and by the 80s, everyone from Hollywood stars to presidents’ wives (Jackie O.) wore them. The white canvas shoe with the blue wing became the ubiquitous sneakers of the uber hip.
In the 90s, Tretorn released a leather version of the Nylite called the “Nylite Leather.” It looked like the original silhouette with the only main difference being the leather fabric covering the upper. Its insole was supportive, and the shoe included a soft textile liner. The Nylite 2 Plus is very similar to the Nylite Leather although the 90s version featured a slightly thicker sockliner and better arch support.
- The Tretorn Nylite 2 Plus is available in several colorways including white, white/gold, white/honey, black/black, black/white, and snow white/gold.
- The model measures about 255 grams per shoe.