Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tretorns: The Preppiest of Tennis Shoes

Ah, remember Tretorns? These were a preppy staple in my wardrobe during high school. I think I even had a pair of the classic pink above, or maybe they were yellow. I do remember that I had a pair of plaid ones that were oh-so-fabulous. Did you ever sport these preppy tennies? Perhaps you still do! Although, besides just a couple of the old standards they carry, their new line I am not crazy about. Not preppy at all. Shame, shame!

Oh, on a side note, I managed to miss my first general JL meeting of the season yesterday because my son came down with a horrible case of hives and I had to pick him up early. Benadryl is a miracle drug, let me tell ya. He's doing much better - luckily his breathing wasn't affected in any way. I think it may have been the peaches he had at lunch, b/c I suddenly recall a reaction to peaches when he was a baby - his face turned bright red. He's had them since with no problems, but I'm guessing that may have been it. It's amazing the things you forget. Bad Mommy!

It's almost Friday folks - yea!
Image courtesy of Tretorn.

11 comments:

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Loved my plaid tretorns!!! I actually by these for my little one now. She has pink and blue canvas and the leather ones.

I will be bringing back the prep in the form of tretorns through my little one for years to come!

EntertainingMom said...

remember them??? I STILL WEAR THEM!!! The same pair I have had for about 15 years! I LOVE THEM! I just keep changing the Dr. Scholl's insoles every once in a while. Mine are white with a navy >.

So sorry about the hives. Glad all is well now!

QueenBeeSwain said...

my two late 80's/early 90's babysitters ROCKED tretorns and they were preppy as preppy can be- timely post too as they're on final sale at Rue La La today!

kHm

Jo said...

Shall I admit that I still wear them? Mine are navy and white. I also had K~Swiss while in high school and college.

Hope your little guy is feeling better.

Jo

JMW said...

Yep, I wore K-Swiss in college, too. Ah, memories. Thanks, Queen Bee, for the reminder about the Rue La La sale. This post makes me want to buy a new pair of Tretorns!

tlm said...

I still wear them as well. They aren't quite as comfy as they used to be....but they are still as cute!!! LOVE them! (and mine have the pink check)

Tickled Pink Talk said...

oh how fun! Mine had a blue check. LOVED them!
Ugh, sorry to hear about the hives. That's no fun. Yes, Benedryl is amazing isn't it?
Oh, glad to hear you have found a school that feels right for you! That must be a HUGE relief!
Ahhh, can't wait for Friday....
Gabi

suburban prep said...

Those pink ones are the exact ones I have in my closet and love to wear.

CRICKET said...

I actually bought a pair of those pink tretorns about 3 years ago. They are sitting on my laundry room shelf waiting for me to wash them! I had yellow in junior high and when I saw these again I was in love.

LPC said...

Glad your little boy is OK.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I feel so left out. I don't remember now. Now I need to do some research on them.