I love Tretorn
. I ordered two pairs last night of this Skymra SL style - one black, one of the goat grey poplin. (I think the black are more unique and more streamlined than a certain popular canvas low-top, and the "goat grey"...what an awesome name!) They will be my 3rd and 4th pair. I also have a pair of Tretorn
boots, which are perfect for living in Wisconsin. I do have to say that I'm a bit biased for liking this brand because I am part Swedish, but they really are great, simple shoes
. Some styles are perhaps a bit overpriced, but for the most part I think the prices are about average. Styles like these are very basic, so don't buy these if you want to go running in them or if you need a lot of arch/ankle support. These are casual shoes
for everyday activities, nothing too adventurous. As I said above, I have a white and a grey pair of a style similar to these. I ordered a half size up in both (so an 11 instead of my usual 10.5) and find that works out really well. I've found most of their styles run a bit small. I bought my other two pairs last winter, but I've worn out the grey pair because I love them so much. After getting stuck in heavy rain (which soaked them through), and wearing them all summer in super hot and humid weather (without socks), they now are too stinky to wear. Considering they're canvas and how rough I've been on them, they've held up well. The main problem is the smell I've created in them. If the insoles were removable I would continue to wear them, but I'm afraid too much nastiness is probably growing in them. To sum this up, I'm excited about my new Tretorns and can't wait to have new ones when I head back to college this fall. Nya skor, nya Ayret! I hope this style works just as well as my other two pairs, but Zappos is the best so I know if I have any problems they'll solve them very quickly!