Verdict from 69 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Most of the respondents loved the unmatched comfort of the Nylite Hi7 sneaker. 
  • Shoppers can purchase this at a budget-friendly price.
  • A couple of buyers declared that this shoe is a smart alternative to the pricier Nike shoes.
  • The sole of this model is incredibly flexible, said few reviewers.
  • Some purchasers commended the soft suede upper of their Tretorn Nylite 7 High.
  • One user cited that this kick upgrades his usual casual look into a more striking and luxurious look.
  • Many enjoyed the light weight of this kick.
  • The Tretorn Nylite HI7 is offered in multiple colorways.
  • Few buyers delightedly shared that this kick has an abundant amount of cushioning.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of disappointed buyers disclosed that this kick has insufficient ventilation that makes it uncomfortable to wear during hot days.
  • Few buyers found the Tretorn Nylite HI7 is a tad wider than their other Tretorn sneakers.

Bottom line

Tretorn recreated their classic Nylite a notch higher by revamping it with an elevated cut while keeping most of the classic details. The Nylite HI7 features premium materials with an excellent comfort that can be matched with other more expensive brands.

Many reviewers appreciated the affordability of this kick while providing an upgraded look in one's usual everyday ensemble. However, few buyers pointed out the lacking ventilation which makes this sneaker not recommendable during the sweltering days.

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Good to know

The Tretorn Nylite HI7 is exclusively available in men's sizing from 6 to 12 US in medium width. This kick has the traditional lace-up closure with metal eyelets that provides adjustable, secure fit. Meanwhile, Tretorn inserted padding on the collar and EcoOrtholite insole to deliver ample support while keeping the feet feeling fresh all day long.

The suede high-top Tretorn Nylite HI7 is an excellent substitute to the pricier and more popular vintage highs found in the market. This model showcases a fresh take on the well-loved vintage profile of Tretorn without going overboard. This model looks good when paired with skinnies, shorts or rolled up trousers to highlight this retro kick. Meanwhile, for wearers who want to hang around in the middle-of-the-road, they could pair this up with denim jeans.

While many consider this kind of profile less versatile than the lows, this, in fact, adds striking appeal to the overall look of the Nylite HI7. This revamped cut modernizes the look while staying genuine to the classic features of the Nylite silhouette.

In 1981, Johan Dunker established the Helsingborgs Gummifabriks in Sweden as producer of high-quality tires. The company then ventured in manufacturing tennis kicks that seamlessly turned as the shoe of choice of topnotch tennis players during that time. It was then when the company was renamed to Tretorn to pay homage to the company's three towers.

With the help of Henry Dunker, the only son of Johan Dunker hired to promote the company, the brand's production grew exponentially. From initially 39,000 pairs of galoshes, the output multiplied into 206,000 pairs in two years.

While many considered it odd, Tretorn expanded their products from footwear to hoses, tennis balls, and bicycle parts that made the public more interested in the brand. Over the years, Tretorn has remained authentic to their core of promoting an active lifestyle for whatever season.

In 1967, Tretorn launched their most popular silhouette, the Nylite. It showcased canvas upper with clean and straightforward details apt for the tennis sport. One of the legends on the tennis court was seen sporting this model which catapulted its success in the sneakers history and tagged it as the very first luxury shoes worldwide.

From the green court to the city pavements, this kick easily crossed sports to lifestyle for its hip vibe and versatile look. The brand came out with refurbished Nylite silhouettes starting 2017 using various materials and modern technologies to make it more stylish while enhancing its comfortable ride.

  • The Tretorn Nylite HI7 weighs 396 grams.
  • It has leather gull wing logo on its sides.
  • The durable rubber outsole delivers reliable traction on various surfaces.


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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.