The Tretorn Holdyn Leather Boot is a between-seasons sneaker-boot hybrid. That means the Holdyn has the durability of a winter boot with the comfort of a sneaker. If that doesn't sound good to you, you've never worn shoes, which is either absolutely horrible or completely amazing.
- Durable leather upper with apron stitch details and a leather heel pull
- Soft, durable textile sockliner
- 100% post-industrial mesh lining promotes airflow
- Earth-friendly EcoOrtholite insole
- EVA midsole absorbs shock to reduce fatigue
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Size was SMALL...
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
I liked the shoe when I received it but the size was way small and narrow. I do realize that leather will stretch and form to your foot in time but this was just too much. Possibly order a full size larger??? However, for my fat foot, it was also pretty skimpy in the width. I've seen the review that shows "runs large". I gotta call "BS" on that one. Maybe they sent that guy MY shoe!!!
Really good looking boot/shoe
Thinking of buying the black/blue version if it comes up on steepandcheap again.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
Fantastic boots. I have a few pairs of Tretorns, including the boots that preceded these (the Walden). They're very similar, but Tretorn has improved them quite a bit in the past few years.
First, they are quality made with great leather, a warm flannel lining, and the insoles and sole are incredibly comfortable. They took a few hours to break in, but after that, they are fantastic. I've worn them nonstop for the past few weeks, and they've been really comfortable and warm.
One problem I had with the Waldens was the lack of durability. After wearing them several times, the sole started to wear through to the midsole, they lost a lot of shape, and just felt floppy. Not so with the Holdyn, they have held up extremely well, the leather is stiff and thick, and the sole is thicker and much more durable.
As most of you have probably seen on the news, the Atlanta winter has been pretty crazy this year. These have been perfect for the cold, ice and snow. First, they are really warm. Not like snow boots, but my toes are nice and toasty in 20 degree weather with a pair of wool socks. Second, they have great grip. I slide all over the place in tennis shoes or Vans, but these grip really well on ice and snow. Very impressed. Last, they are treated with some sort of DWR, and the seams are sealed well apparently, because I haven't had water in them at all when walking in several inches of snow and slush.
Overall, incredibly impressed with these boots, with the only complaint being they run big. Like a whole size big. I like my shoes to fit snug, and these don't. Not a huge deal because they are boots, so bulky is ok, and I wear thick socks, but Tretorn shoes seem to run big as a company, so no surprise, I was just hoping they wouldn't.