Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all who reviewed the Tretorn Nylite Bold agreed that the model is comfortable on the feet.
  • A few stated that the sneaker is quite good for walking.
  • Many purchasers loved the simple, classic styling of the low-top shoe which, they say, goes with anything from jeans to dresses. 
  • Some users reported that the Tretorn Nylite Bold has a true to size length.
  • A few individuals were delighted with the lightness of the casual sneaker, which is unusual for most shoes with platform soles.
  • The Tretorn Nylite Bold is a versatile footwear that can easily be dressed up or down, a handful of buyers commented.
  • A small number of people commended the lifestyle footwear for being so well-made that even if your heel slips up and down, the shoe won’t rub on the skin or cause a blister. 
  • One person noted the excellent fit of the Nylite Bold which works even with wider feet.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Tretorn Nylite Bold lacks arch support, a few testers stated.

Bottom line

The Nylite Bold is another winning footwear from Tretorn. The timeless style of the iconic Nylite has been updated with a feminine twist via the new platform sole which is remarkably lightweight. An EcoOrtholite insole keeps the feet perfectly comfortable.

The shoe’s classic looks also serve to make it versatile. Although people are divided on the sizing of the shoe, more stated that it runs true to size. They also liked the fit which could accommodate wide foot sizes. The only thing that the shoe lacks is arch support.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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.

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.

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