Summary

We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Many regarded these sneakers as a great alternative to the Chuck Taylors.
  • The Tretorns remain to be a classic that is suitable for spring and summer.
  • A significant number of consumers vouch for the comfort of these sneakers.
  • One who has a vast experience in Made in Vietnam items do not necessarily expect much concerning quality. 
  • These sneakers are easy to put on and off, according to one user.
  • These are great throwback tennis footwear that pairs well with various outfits.
  • A reviewer particularly finds that subtle logo a nice and charming touch to the shoe.
  • Compared to the famous Converse Chuck Taylor, the Tournament Canvas is much more comfortable, said by a lot of testers.
  • According to a handful of online reviewers, these are worth every penny.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Quite a number of comments indicate that these sneakers look and feel cheap.
  • One complains that the soles have a big lump which seems like glue.
  • Many also are confused with the sizing of Tretorns, most noting that they fit large.

Bottom line

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 its comfort and craftsmanship. At $75, people can already avail of a throwback sneaker that is already known to be a classic.

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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.

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 60's and beyond. 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.

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 of 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. 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 in producing 39,000 pairs of galoshes in 1892 to raising its numbers to 206,000 two years after.

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 in fashion and was mentioned in The Preppy Handbook.

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.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com