I had Tretorns in high school, and they were so soft and cushy. They had full terry cloth liners, and the canvas uppers were padded with a light layer of foam, and the terry cloth inside. I could wear them without socks since they were fully lined with terry cloth, and they never chafed. These new ones are not the same. First of all, the uppers are unlined. They are a single layer of canvas. Second of all, the insoles are very thin and flimsy, not comfy like the originals. Third of all, the padded collar is very lightly padded, unlike the originals with the thick padding and terry cloth lining on the collar. The tongue also seems very stiff and uncomfortable. The sole seems to be similar to the original. If you want a shoe for comfort or function, these new Tretorns look like the originals, but are not the same. Without the foam and terry cloth lining, the canvas uppers wrinkle and pucker, making the uppers look crushed. I just wanted these to walk around in, so they seem to be ok. They do require some breaking in, which the originals never did. Overall, they're stiff and sort of flimsy. I'm disappointed. I don't understand why Tretorn would bring them back, and change them so drastically. They should have just called them a different model name, and avoided the inevitable comparison.