Tretorn sneakers

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  1. Kent Wang

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    I first saw Tretorns a few days ago at Factory People, a local boutique. Zappos carries a large selection of them. They seem to be a nice alternative to Chucks as they are the same general shape and construction. Pricing seems to be in the Gola and Fred Perry range. I have my eye on this pair in the Thrush color.
     


  2. Horace

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    They seem to be branching out -- for a long time, there were about four or five basic styles. They're horrible to play tennis in, but they were fashionable in the 70's & 80's amongst preppy women.
     


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    Yeah, they look fine. But why don't you just get Chucks?
     


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    I'm with dusty. They're okay, but I'd buy Chucks instead.
     


  5. Kent Wang

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    But everybody has Chucks. Especially the emo kids.
     


  6. shoreman1782

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    I would try a pair on before ordering, if you can. Older Tretorns, anyway, have a funny shape/silhouette. I think they have more in common with Keds than Chucks.
     


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    They're going for a Chucks look, but they're more expensive. I'd take the real thing. Even if they're everywhere--and they are for good reason.
     


  8. Horace

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    Yes, the old Tretorns were more like those keds for women. Though Tretorn did (does?) make a pair that was slightly (but only slightly) more shaped for the male foot. The old mens Tretorns came with white "stripe" or navy. I think they were a compfortable shoe, high-quality, made in Sweden (??) I think -- but for sport, there are better shoes. For fashion, I'll let you judge. The women's had a stripe of pink, green, plaid, white, or a lighter blue. For a long time, they seemed to have limited distribution to small tennis shops, clubs, etc. More popular in sections of the east coast or mid-west (places like Lake Forest) then anywhere else. At least this was my impression.
     


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    i think the T-56 black tweed looks awesome i dont know what you guys are smoking? also the collaboration with acne on the black boot looks very enticing as well..
     


  10. Johnny5

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    their boots look nice.....
     


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    I have a pair of Tretorn sneakers and I have received lots of compliments for them, especially from good-looking women. Nothing to complain about.
     


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    oh thats so my point [​IMG] to all the chuck heads... yes theyre versatile, yes they go with everythings, yes theyre classic yada yada yada.. but how many good lookin women have said hey what are those shoes your wearing are those chucks man you look sexy...



    tretorns might just be my next shoe purchase...[​IMG]
     


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    Kent, the link doesn't work but I love Tretorns. I'm not sure if they're available already but I've ordered the Skane Canvas both in Hi and Lo for spring. I also really like the Tournament Board Short in Gray.
     


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    Tretorn sneakers have been hip for the past 2 or 3 years; and everybody is going to see a lot more of them now that they're being distributed by puma. That said, the quality is pretty decent and their shapes are fine. I really like some of the styles too-especially the hockey boots. I am though, disappointed to hear that factory people is only carrying them just now; but that's Texas I guess...
     


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    Tretorn sneakers have been hip for the past 2 or 3 years; and everybody is going to see a lot more of them now that they're being distributed by puma. That said, the quality is pretty decent and their shapes are fine. I really like some of the styles too-especially the hockey boots. I am though, disappointed to hear that factory people is only carrying them just now; but that's Texas I guess...
    Check the date on the OP. (RIP Factory People.) Anyone know where I can get these boat shoes in a 12? I waited too long... http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5...t_id=EC1029024
     


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