Verdict from +100 user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • This model has a budget-friendly price range.
  • Many shared that this is a practical pair to own as it can go well with any casual attire.
  • The majority of buyers praised the comfortable fit of the Tretorn Nylite Canvas.
  • Several expressed that they will highly recommend this model to their peers.
  • The versatility of this kicks is noteworthy for several buyers.
  • One car enthusiast shared that this pair is perfect for drivers as it has just enough cushioning which will not hold back the smooth clutch release.
  • Many buyers shared that this sneaker gives them a nostalgic feeling of their childhood during the 80s.
  • One user shared that this footwear is his substitute to the Adidas Rod Laver kicks.
  • This sneaker fits true to size.
  • The arch support is sufficient for few buyers.
  • Some respondents cited that this pair has adequate ventilation.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Few buyers complained that the quality is not the same compared to the early releases made in Sweden. 
  • A couple of buyers disclosed that there are color discrepancies posted on the website and the one they received through the mail.
  • Some buyers griped that the Tretorn Nylite Canvas lacks cushioning.
  • A couple of buyers complained that this kick easily gets dirty.

Bottom line

A nice casual shoe for any occasion, this is how the company markets the Tretorn Nylite Canvas. This sneaker is bursting with durability and comfort that can serve as one's workhorse kick. The classic look and details make this pair more appealing as it presents minimalism to heighten its versatility.

However, some expressed disappointment on the ebbed quality compared to the 80s to 90s items. Few shared that the cushioning is unsatisfactory and the lining is tad uncomfortable. Despite the cons, this kick is still highly recommended by the majority for this pair's affordability, versatility, and classic look.

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Good to know

Both men and women can enjoy the comfort and style of the low-top Tretorn Nylite Canvas as it is offered in both genders' sizing. Men have a size range of 7 to 13 while women have sizes 6 to 14 US in medium width. The brand inserted the Eco Ortholite insole for added comfort while keeping the feet feeling fresh all day.

The low-top Tretorn Nylite Canvas displays retro style that will undoubtedly give those born on the 70s and 80s a nostalgic feel of their young and carefree years. The canvas upper has stitches all over to represent its athletic heritage while looking stylish. Many wearers love to pair their Nylite Canvas with any laidback attire, such as jeans, joggers, shorts, and dresses for the women.

The timeless look of the Tretorn Nylite Canvas makes this pair stand out from the rest of the white sneakers found on the market. The bicycle stitching extended on the toe with while midsole magnifies the retro vibe of this pair.

During the industrial revolution, a manufacturing company was launched in Sweden, formed by Johan Dunker. He named it Helsingborgs Gummifabriks AB which was later on renamed to Tretorn to pay homage to the three towers of the original company.

Tretorn first ventured in manufacturing tires and expanded in providing galoshes or waterproof rubber overshoes that will keep the shoes dry and clean. In 1892, from 39,000 pairs, the company grew exponentially to 206,000 pairs of galoshes in two years. That growth was credited to the hard work of Henry, Johan's son, who served as the only salesman for the company.

This momentous development led the company to further expand their product lines from galoshes to tennis balls, bicycle parts, and hoses. While considered bizarre, these products set the Tretorn apart from the other companies which further boosted their popularity.

Tretorn unveiled one of their iconic silhouettes the Nylite in 1967. This tennis kick dominated the sports around the globe for its utmost comfort and versatility. Contributing to its fame is Bjorn Borg, a world-class tennis player from Sweden, vouched for this pair's unmatched comfort on and off the courts.

Eventually, because of the Nylite's stylish features, this model was able to traverse the casual fashion. It was seen sported by celebrities like Jackie O and Farah Fawcett. The Tretorn Nylite was dubbed as the first ever luxury sports shoes in the market.

Tretorn introduced several variations of Nylite in the market to cover a vast array of consumers. One of it is the Tretorn Nylite Canvas which displays the classic tennis profile detailed with bicycle toe stitches and the iconic Gullwing logo.

  • This pair has a non-marking rubber outsole that provides excellent ground traction.
  • This product approximately weighs 292 grams.


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