Hello Darlings, Trends come and go but there’s a select few that become classics. Among the little black dresses, a-line skirts, blazers and black pumps is also a sneaker. A sneaker that is traditionally defined to be the blank pump of sports shoes. I am speaking of a tennis shoe and in particular the classic Tretorn Nylite. The very first luxury sports shoe.
Tretorn Nylite an ultimate preppy kid sneaker with an impressive history behind its shoelaces. Since their first release in 1967, Sweden, the shoe took the world by storm along with tennis ace Björn Borg. During the period when Björn Borg’s awesomeness would put Kanye West to shame—both fans of Tretorn— the Nylite’s ruled the shoe world.
In the 1980s the Nylite’s were immortalized by an international best-seller, The Official Preppy Handbook—in fact I did some digging and found an original copy from the 80s, stay tuned for a preppy lesson! It was this tongue-in-cheek humor reference guide to cultural aspects of “preppy” lifestyle that made Tretorns a classic choice.
I AM WEARING: Talula Babaton Silk Blouse // 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans // Tretorn Nylite Canvas Sneakers // Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayworth Fur Vest // Ray Ban Wayfarer II Sunnies // Alexander McQueen Razor Necklace // Michael Kors Watch
A preppy at heart, I am quite excited to be sporting my own pair while kicking back and doing some work. As discovered few days ago, they also make for an excellent travel companion. Their luxurious fit and a cuteness factor were perfect for a long flight from Montreal to Tampa. As opposed to ballerinas—my typical choice for travel—which leave me barefoot at the security counter and freezing on the plane; Nylites are cute when paired with an ankle sock and at keeping my footsies cozy.
To Win Please:
• Please leave a comment below telling me WHERE you would wear your pair of Tretorn Nylite sneakers.
Why not find out for yourself by WINNING 1 of 2 PAIRS OF TRETORN NYLITE SNEAKERS courtesy of Tretorn Canada. Just in time for spring, these little kicks will do your footsies some good. Wear them during a long flight, for a casual afternoon shop date or to spend some time with your favourite pooch at the park. Or possibly, for a hot date at a tennis court! One way or another, these cuties can be yours!
*Please Note: This contest is open to North American addresses only. The contest closes at 5 pm Eastern Time on February 22, 2012. Two winners will be chosen by a random number generator.