Any thoughts on Tretorns? They've been trying to make a comeback, and I eagerly bought some a couple of years ago, but they don't seem to be catching on with anyone else. Many people who wore them in the 70s and 80s say that even though they look the same, the new ones are not as comfortable. Even worse, when I sprained my foot playing tennis last year, my doctor told me Tretorns were an absolute no-no on the court. Ironic, considering that was the brand's original purpose!
I used to wear Tretorns way back when, and thought they were great. When I tried some on a few years back, they added visually about two sizes to my feet, which I can ill afford! I am not surprised you were advised not to wear them, as tennis shoes these days have a lot of lateral support. But the only place that I can remember seeing them was on the Lands End Canvas site (for women) and they were on a model for LL Bean Signature in a pre-release photo last year. I think of them more as a shoe for casual wear, not unlike a Bean Camp Moc or Blucher.
They are definitely trying to make a comeback. Take a look at their site to see their approach here: http://www.tretorn.com.