Women's Tretorn Nylite Sneaker
runs a little small
I've been wearing Tretorns since the 1970s. They are a bit different ? the liner isn't terry anymore, for one thing ? but they are extremely comfortable. Super lightweight, clean up nicely in the washer. They run a bit small ? I generally wear a 7.5 and needed to order 8s.
October 18, 2013
Not the same as in the early 90's
I used to wear this brand of sneakers in the early 90's and the fit was perfect. Not the fit is terrible, very narrow in the foot and the material is a on the itchy side.
Please go back to the original way this shoe was made.
September 3, 2013
This shoe gets better with time!
I own two pairs of these, I ordered the first pair about 4 years ago and still wear them today. The quality is good and they seem to get more comfortable with time. I wear these when I know I will be on my feet for several hours. I love when someone notices them because they get flooded with memories and I love the smile that they get on their faces as they are reminded of 'younger days!'
July 21, 2013
Best sneakers EVER designed...
I, too, have been wearing Tretorns since the 70's, and while it's true that they are not made as well as they used to be, they are still comfortable and look better than any other sneaker ever made. So flattering... Unfortunately, since Tretorn changed the sizing (they used to run small; now they are true to size) I ordered my usual size, but needed a smaller size- it was not available, and they may not be re-ordered by Lands End??!
Please keep them in stock Lands End!!
July 20, 2013
NOT THE SAME SHOE !!
I used to wear these shoes exclusively in the 1970's and 1980's. They used to be soooooo comfortable and well made. I wore them with pride. I was so happy to see that Landsend was carrying them.....I could not wait to receive them. Wow.......when they arrived I was SHOCKED to see the poor quality shoes I took out of the box.....not even close to the original. They are not worth $60.......perhaps $9.
April 29, 2013
True to size for me
I normally wear a 9; sometimes a 9 1/2 if a shoe runs small. The 9 fits perfectly even with socks. Width might be an issue for some because to me they run a little narrow, if your feet are somewhat narrow like mine it will be just fine but if not, these will be tight most likely.
I can't comment on the quality as compared to the 80's Tretorn because I didn't wear them then; but I don't see a big issue with these and don't think they're as cheap feeling as some. Definitely not super cushioned however.
I bought them for the overall look and style and am not disappointed.
April 14, 2013
2nd Review On This Item
I posted one review, but it didn't get published/posted, so I will try again. I originally ordered these shoes about four years ago through this site and they were much like the originals (think late 1970s - early 1980s) with the terry lining. I decided on another pair and ordered from here again. I received a the shoes along with several unpleasant surprises. First, after I ordered, I found that these shoes are exempt from any promotional codes, so I didn't receive the 30% off. Second, when I opened the box I was shocked at the thin canvas material and the fact that these were completely unlined. Third, each shoe had sticking out of the back of the heel, a tag resembling a "Do not remove by penalty of law" mattress-type tag which needs to be cut off of each shoe's exterior before wearing. Paying full price - $60.00 - for a pair of skimpy, cheaply-made shoes is ridiculous. I really do not understand why Land's End doesn't allow a promotional code to be used on this item. These aren't $60.00 shoes, they might be $10.00 shoes. I guess one pays for the name as the quality is certainly lacking. While the fit is just fine, the quality is shockingly bad.
March 5, 2013
not the originals but not so bad.
After reading the reviews, I was expecting them to be way off colour...but they're fine. I miss the original terry interior but they still feel oh so light and look good! They were a bit small in length ( I bought according to the LE size chart which seemed generous and made me feel a size 10 would do- I'm normally a 10.5) If they had had half sizes, I would have gone one 1/2 up....so I guess they're a true fit. My bad....hope they give a bit...A thumb up!
July 25, 2012
Was looking for an inexpensive pair of "tennis" shoes. These work.
Someone came up to me today and said, "Now that's an old fashioned pair of shoes". I said that I have always liked that look and tend to dress a little preppy anyway.
My one complaint is that my left foot is larger and I purchased a 6.5 women's but could have used a 7.0 for my left foot! Don't know how Lands' End would solve that one!
These are lace shoes and that's a nuisance but I still prefer the older look in a sneaker.
July 21, 2012
They are not like the orginial ones but I like them because I have to put a lift on the shoe, too may of the sneakers out there are not flat so I can put a lift on them. They aren't a true white but it doesn;t bother me, they have a rounded toe and that makes them more comfortable for me,
July 8, 2012