Size and fit

The Tretorn Nylite Bold is a women’s silhouette with available sizes ranging from 4 to 12. Fashion-forward men can also rock this shoe by going down a size and a half from their usual shoe sizing. The shoe runs true to size, and it uses a regular lacing system for securing the feet.

Tretorn Nylite Bold Style

If you’re feeling hesitant about purchasing the Tretorn Nylite Bold because you don’t know how to style a platform shoe, worry no more. Platforms are actually versatile and can be worn in a wide variety of ways. You can keep it sexy for a hot date by pairing the sneaker with a short white dress for a minimalist vogue look. You can also do it biker chick style by matching the low-top shoe with skinny jeans, a white blouse, and leather jacket.

Boyfriend jeans, leggings, shorts, and most everything else you can think of in your casual wardrobe would pair up well with the Nylite Bold.

Notable Features

The Tretorn Nylite Bold has a simple look that is eye-catching all the same. However, it is also notable for not only its fashionable design but also its comfort. The shoe utilizes an EcoOrtholite insole that keeps the feet dry while providing long-term cushioning and breathability. The insole also has the added benefit of being environmentally-friendly by using a bio-based formulation.

Tretorn Nylite Bold History

The Nylite was born in 1967. It was a model that sported a canvas upper and featured the clean lines and smooth silhouette of most tennis shoes. Legendary tennis ace, Bjorn Borg, famously sported this shoe on and off the court, earning it the tag of “the world’s first luxury shoe.” The sneaker quickly dominated the market for upper-class consumers who played the sport. Pretty soon, the rage for the silhouette spread outside the court, and virtually anyone who was anyone was spotted wearing the footwear.

Later years would find the Tretorn brand returning the Nylite silhouette in various forms using a variety of form, fabric, shades, and prints. The Tretorn Nylite Bold is one such iteration. It kept most of the detail of the original Nylite but added new tech such as the EcoOrtholite insole and a new style—platform sole.

Additional Info

  • The Tretorn Nylite Bold weighs around 340 grams per shoe.


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