15 June 2010

Tuesday Shoesday: Sneakers

I've worn out my favorite pair of casual sneakers. You know the kind you wear with shorts or to the supermarket, not the kind for the gym. (If you're particular about those kinds of things, which, clearly, I am.) So, I went to my favorite shoe site, Zappos, to browse for some new ones.

At first I was considering something new for me, but with a retro vibe so I was looking at these:
Onitsuka Tiger by Asics

Then I thought maybe something a little more modern, something a little different would be good so I was looking at these:
PUMA Sky Lite Ballerina

But I wasn't sure I was crazy about those. Plus I haven't worn PUMA sneakers since I was about Zoe's age so I wasn't sure how they fit and I didn't want to go through the hassle of returning. I could go shopping and trying on, but sometimes I really do enjoy having new shoes delivered to my front door.

And then I hit on it. Of course, these would be the ones. They're classics. You can't go wrong with a classic. Plus they are just a little over-the-top preppy which I like. This is probably the 15th pair of my life. They arrived today and they are just as great as I remember them being. They are:

Tretorn Nylite Canvas

And in case you're interested here's some facts about Tretorn and these shoes:

  • In 1891 Tretorn was founded by Henry Dunker in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • The Tretorn Nylite tennis shoes, born in 1967, were regarded as the first luxury sports shoe
  • The Tretorn brand was acquired by Puma in 2001

Am I a shoe geek, or what?


Emily Barton said...

Definitely the right choice. I must get some Tretorns, even though I already have two perfectly good pairs of non-workout sneakers.

musingsfromthesofa said...

You are a shoe geek, but those are great sneakers. I like the Asics too.

Cam said...

I really like the pumas, although, not having worn them since high school, I don't think that I would have looked at them. The Tretorns look really comfy, though.