Teva Gamma Pro
Use: kayaking, portaging
Price Paid: $40
These are very grippy in slippery conditions. They are tough on rough rocks and don't let any small pebbles in. My only negative thing to say is they take quite a while to dry. Very tough, grippy shoe overall.
Use: River Crossing, Lightweight city walking, spare shoes.
Price Paid: £55
Took these to the Amazon last year thinking they would be nice on the river crossings and be useful as a camp shoe. In reality these shoes are VERY VERY slow drying and get very very very stinky after being wet...all from a shoe designed to be used in water or in damp conditions. I work in a bike shop and can't wear these on my feet with or without socks all day because they pong so bad even after a washing machine.
The sole also wore very quickly even when it was used in damp watery conditions and was quickly destroyed with a few weeks of city walkabout use. The fit is also very strange as they are shaped so that around your toes they are very wide, I got a lot of blisters from these because my toes were moving.
These shoes look cool but aren't really worth the cash. Buy some Teva sandals for your river crossings etc. or some kayaking shoes. These don't cut the mustard.
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Tuned by Tevas Kayaking Team to be the ultimate piece of whitewater equipment for your feet.
- GearX.com refers to the men's version
Looking for footwear that handles wet conditions while still protecting your feet? Then look no further. The Gamma Pro from Teva features a low-profile, protective design that is self-bailing and super-sticky in wet environments.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Tuned by Teva's Kayaking Team to be the ultimate piece of whitewater equipment for your feet. Updated low profile, protective, self bailing and super sticky. Mono-sock upper construction. Injection molded TPU exoskeleton protects feet and provides support. Integrated lacing system provides all-day comfort and fit. Monofilament Ventilator screen mesh drainage quarter panels keep out river grit but allow for quick water evacuation and breathability. 5mm drop-in EVA midsole. Low profile Spider Rubber outsole for traction.
- Campmor refers to the women's version
Tuned by the Teva Kayaking Team to be the ultimate piece of whitewater equipment for your feet, the updated Gamma Pro is low profile, protective, self-bailing, and super sticky. Synthetic upper with screen-mesh ventilating quarter-panels. Upper supported by molded exoskeleton for added stability. EVA midsole for comfort. Low-profile Spider Rubber outsole for dependable grip on wet surfaces. Venting panels for easy drainage. Removable footbed.
- EMS refers to the women's version