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Tretorns Make a Comeback

A sneaker-fashion staple throughout the 1980s and late '90s, the classic Tretorn Nylite tennis shoes were some of the coziest, most cushiony kicks of all time. Thanks to a soft terrycloth inner lining, you could wear them without socks, and it was always fun to see what new colors and patterns (like plaids and paisleys) would show up on the side-swoop insignia. Until recently, the sneakers seemed to have vanished, but now Tretorns have resurfaced with new takes on Nylites and a number of other looks, including waterproof platform shoes and rain boots. Here are some of the best styles, all of which you can buy online here.

Nylite Canvas Sneaker, $60.

Bowler XC Wax Suede Sneaker, $90.

Two more, so

Tenny Leather Shoe, $75.

Karin Rubber Wedge Heel, $75.

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t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
nicachica nicachica 10 years
i like the blue pair but i have some Pony's that are pretty similar so i'll stick with those. :) i am saying nay to the Converse knock-offs cuz they just look cheap.
margaretha margaretha 10 years
not liking these. then again i really only wear sneakers if i absolutely have to...
yayita yayita 10 years
I would wear these, they are cute
pollypo pollypo 10 years
Seems like everything from when I was in junior high is coming back - bubble skirts, tretorns...
KAEB06 KAEB06 10 years
I think they're cute :)
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 10 years
OMG I just threw away my Tretorn box from some I got in High School! 80's are soooooooo back in! Pray the parachute pants DO NOT make a come-back! Believe in Magic!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Damn...I was all about the Tretorns in high school :)
babybeluga babybeluga 10 years
I have Tretorn rainboots. They are totally cute and totally useful.
Moongal Moongal 10 years
i like the first two
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
girl, i couldn't run like the wind if my hair was on fire, lol. but i think i look less dork-like in these.
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
The best part about Tretorns is that they are not as clunky as many other tennis shoes. They are so light that you can run like the wind, or the closest approximation to that one is capable of. Also, those cute little trims could be matched to different outfits. Yes, that might be a little bit much, but one has crossed that line by buying an outfit specific to tennis!
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
tretorns are back???? hot damn!!!!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
lol, didn't know they ever went "out". that's a little sad isn't it?
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
Not a fan of that.
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