Teva Karnali Wraptor
Use: rafting (raft guide)
Price Paid: $75
I've been using these sandals for rafting, and before the end of the season the sole and some nylon straps had worn out. Having clips plus velcro and toe protection makes it safer to use as a river sandal than other Tevas, but the durability of these sandals is, let's say, not proportional to the price you pay.
Also, the back design really should have been like the other Tevas', because this one caused a lot of blisters.
In general this sandal is well designed but they should have pushed their thinking a bit further to achieve the true river sandal everyone is waiting for.
Use: 4 days/week
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $33.75
I love the fit and comfort; however, I purchased mine in April of 2009. It is now September 2009 and the soles are falling off. So far, glue has kept them together until the next section starts to separate.
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Explore that slot canyon with the help of the Teva Women's Karnali Wraptor Water Shoes. These burly sandals perform like your hiking boots without the weight and sogginess. Teva gave the Karnali Wraptor Water Shoe a draining footbed, which keeps your feet breathing and dry when you aren't knee-deep in cold slot canyon water. Teva's Wraptor Fit Technology is easy to adjust for changing conditions-lock the Karnali down tight when you navigate wet terrain, and loosen it up when you hike long distances over dry ground. A full wrap at the front of the shoe protects your toes, and the Microban antimicrobial treatment protects the noses of your campmates.
- Backcountry Outlet
Revolutionary design, uncompromising fit - Teva's new Karnali Wraptor for women brings unparalleled performance to the world of sports sandals. Patent-pending Drain Frame technology allows water to drain through the midsole, while Wraptor Fit Technology ensures a stable, secure ride wherever your adventures lead you. Features: Patent-pending Drain Frame Technology. Patented Wraptor Fit Technology. Integrated toe protection. Quick-release buckle for easy entry/exit. Durable pull-cord for quick adjustment and easy entry/exit. Microban zinc based anti-microbial protection. Midsole: Compression molded EVA midsole. Topsole: Soft, compression-molded EVA topsole with multiple drainage ports. Outsole: Non-marking Spider Rubber outsole with drainage ports. Spider Rubber A patented process produces our most versatile rubber compound that successfully blends high friction and good durability. A non-marking rubber that performs exceptionally well on wet and dry terrain. Wraptor Fit System Teva's patented 360-degree continuous strapping system wraps completely around the foot through an innovative and unique channel in the midsole. Wraptor integrates the upper with the outsole by securing your foot directly over the cushioning platform to provide unparalleled support and stability. Microban Zinc An environmentally friendly zinc technology that fights the growth of odor causing bacteria and fungus. Built in anti-microbial product protection provides continuous odor control that won't wash off or wear away. Drain Frame Grip. Drain. Breathe. Teva's patent-pending Drain Frame technology provides exceptional ventilation and drainage. Spider Rubber outsole pods provide optimal grip in varied terrain. TPU Drain Frame Platform wraps around the midsole creating anchor points that integrate into the upper allowing your foot to securely lock onto the bottom unit. A series of drainage ports with monofilament mesh screens allow water to escape directly through the bottom of the shoe while preventing debris from entering. These ports also work in reverse by allowing air to flow through for additional ventilation and comfort in even the hottest environments.
Revolutionary design, uncompromising fit2Teva's new Karnali Wraptor brings unparalleled performance to the world of sport sandals. Drain Frame technology allows water to drain through the midsole, while Wraptor Fit Technology ensures a stable, secure ride. National Geographic Adventure Magazine "Best Adventure Gear of 2007" Award. Wraptor Fit System provides a 360 continuous strapping system that wraps completely around the foot through an innovative channel in the midsole, securing your foot directly over the cushioning platform to provide excellent support and stability. Quick-release buckle for easy entry/exit. Durable pull cord for quick adjustment and easy entry/exit. Compression molded EVA midsole for shock absorption and cushioning. Microban Zinc fights the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungus (continuous odor control that won't wash off or wear away). Drain Frame technology provides exceptional ventilation and drainage. Nonmarking Spider Rubber outsole for high friction and good durability on both wet and dry terrain.
Equally at home in water or on trail, Teva Karnali Wraptor sandals bring uncompromising fit and unparalled performance to the world of sport sandals. Nylon webbing and synthetic leather uppers let water flow freely from shoes and dry quickly for comfort in varied elements. Ankle straps feature quick-release instep buckles for a secure and easy fit; padded heel cups give added comfort. Wraptor™ Fit technology snugs securely across insteps while pulling webbing in at heels and arches for a supportive, static fit even when wet. Nylon collar and soft nylon linings help keep debris out of shoes while protecting bare feet from pressure and abrasion. Microban® zinc-based antimicrobial treatment on the topsoles helps prevent growth of odor-causing bacteria for the life of the sandals. Drain-Tech molded EVA insoles add cushioning; perforations allow water to escape so feet don't have to swim. Cushioned dual-density EVA midsoles absorb shock and transfer it for enhanced push-off energy. Toe bumpers protect sensitive toes from stubs, bumps and abrasions. Nonmarking Spider Rubber® outsoles with aggressive lug design bite into mixed terrain and shed debris that can slow you down. Outsoles feature mesh drainage ports in heel and forefoot for full water expulsion. Closeout.