Our verdict


Amidst the sea of technologically-advanced sneakers, there are just some that are uncomplicated like the Tretorn Tournament Canvas. The minimalist design enables users to style this in infinite ways. More than that, users who tested out these sneakers vouch for their comfort and craftsmanship. At $75, people can already avail of a classic throwback sneaker.


  • Classic design
  • Best for spring and summer
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to put on and off
  • Great throwback shoe
  • Worth every penny


  • Look and feel cheap
  • Fits large

Who should buy the Tretorn Tournament Canvas

The Tretorn Tournament Canvas is a minimalist and eco-friendly shoe recommended for:

  • tennis players and casual shoe enthusiasts
  • anyone who is looking for a great alternative to the Chuck Taylors

Fits a bit large

The Tretorn Tournament Canvas is available in men's (4-13) and women's sizes (4-10). Both of which have half-size offerings. 

Many claim that these fit a bit large. So, purchasing a half or one size down would effect to a better fit.

Tournament Canvas is a breathable throwback shoe 

The canvas upper not only offers a breathable feel to the shoe, but it also secures the feet in place. The lace-up closure also enables users to adjust the tightness of the shoe.

With the comeback of Tretorn come the throwback sneakers. The Tretorn Tournament Canvas exudes a similar silhouette that brings back the childhood of those from the 60s and beyond. 

Minimalist and versatile

The minimalist and low-top silhouette gives the advantage that these sneakers are versatile and very easy to style. 

Coming in five colorways that come mostly from the neutral spectrum- Safari, Phantom Black, Orched Tint, Antique White, and Ballad Blue, these sneakers will most likely pair with most clothes. The casual vibe of this footwear will suit shorts, jeans, or dresses.

Delivers a comfortable and stable ride

More than the simplicity of the design, the Tretorn Tournament Canvas is packed with features that equip its users with a comfortable and stable ride. 

Fused with an EcoOrtholite insole, these insoles pamper the feet with comfort, ensuring dryness because of its moisture-management technology and breathability with its open cell PU foam that allows air to circulate the insole to keep the feet cool. 

Eco-friendly tennis shoe 

More than being one of the best insoles, it is also eco-friendly and composed of sustainable materials. Launched in 1891, Tretorn was founded by Johan Dunker in Sweden. Initially, the company built its foundation in producing galoshes and told one of the most successful stories born out of the late industrial revolution. 

With Johan's son being part, and eventually managing the company, Tretorn started producing 39,000 pairs of galoshes in 1892 to raising its numbers to 206,000 two years after.

Classic yet fashionable design 

Five years after the conception of the company, it was already able to produce its one-millionth pair which paved the way for Tretorn to expand its range of products to tennis balls, bicycle pedals, and hoses. 

Being strongly linked with tennis, a popular sport at the time, the brand released the first luxury sports shoe called the Nylite. Aside from dominating the court, it also made its way into fashion and was mentioned in The Preppy Handbook.

Tretorn Tournament Canvas offers durability 

Its more than one hundred years of existence demonstrated the company's reputation for excellent quality, innovation, and function. With the acquisition of the Authentic Brands Group of this 120-year-old Swedish shoe brand, its legacy continues.

To ensure the durability of the shoes, the Tretorn Tournament Canvas has a round cap toe and textured bumper detailing.