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Tretorn Nylite Sail
by Josh Rubin
on 19 June 2007
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Updating their classic Nylites for summer, Tretorn swapped in recycled sail for the usual canvas or leather in these Nylite Sails. The result is an off-white sneaker with all the clean elegance of the original with a lighter, breezier feel and a wipe-off surface.

Tretorn's been busy resurrecting their brand over the last couple of years, like by reissuing the Nylite in 2005 (40 years after its introduction) and with a recent collaboration with Acne. The Sails are yet another winner. We like the subtle nautical feel (sans hackneyed trendiness) and how the "markings and slight discolorations in material authenticate the purposeful design."

They're $70 from Tretorn.

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