Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all who reviewed the Tretorn Nylite 2 Plus were delighted with how comfortable the sneaker is. 
  • The sneaker makes a great fashion statement. 
  • Plenty of testers liked the fit of the low-top sneaker, which can accommodate even wider widths comfortably. 
  • A significant number of people were impressed with the high-quality of the Tretorn Nylite2 Plus.
  • Some consumers commented that the casual low-top sneaker looks great when paired with most outfits and especially looks good with jeans, dresses, and skirts.
  • The Nylite 2 Plus is surprisingly light, a few pleased buyers noted, which may be due to the new insole.
  • A handful of customers claimed the lifestyle sneaker is supportive.
  • A couple of persons said that the leather material makes it easy to clean the shoe.
  • The Tretorn Nylite 2 Plus is priced reasonably, two stated.
  • The low-top casual sneaker functions well for some sports such as tennis, one individual reported.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several people claimed that the Tretorn Nylite 2 Plus runs longer than standard measurements.
  • A few purchasers were disappointed to find that the gold in the White/Gold colorway looks more like silver.

Bottom line

The Nylite 2 Plus is a definite crowd-pleaser that still carries that edgy yet posh styling popularized by Bjorn Borg on the court, although updated here with contemporary touches to add more pizzazz. The much-touted comfort level of the original remains the same, but the shoe has grown lighter.

Since it’s covered in leather, ample support can be found. The sneaker runs long but provides a fit that’s comfortable even for wide-footed users. The only real disappointment with the shoe is that the gold detail looks more like silver.

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Good to know

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.
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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