Teva Proton 3
This review isn't about using these shoes for their…
Use: running (road and trail) in cold weather
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $15
This review isn't about using these shoes for their intended purpose as water shoes. Rather, I have found them to be a very good solution for minimalist running footwear when it's too cold to go barefoot or wear Vibram Five Fingers (I have hiked in them too, on days too cold for VFFs but not cold enough to justify going to the winter boots).
No cushioning or "support" to get in the way of the foot's natural function, and roomy enough to wear with a pair of thick wool socks for warmth if you size up. They can also be used with traction devices such as Stabilicers Sport if needed for slippery conditions.
I only gave them 4.5 stars due to only being available in whole sizes--half sizes would allow for more precise fitting.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Low profile design, neoprene upper and a super sticky Spider Rubber outsole combine together to create a water-sock like no other. Teva's Proton 3 will give you added protection and comfort whether you are in the water, on the beach or just hanging out by the pool. High abrasion 4-way stretch upperWrapped outsole for added protection and tractionPull loops for easy entry/exitNon-marking Spider Rubber outsole on the Teva Proton 3.
- Campmor refers to the men's version
The Proton 3 is a new update to the popular Proton 2 water bootie. Low profile design, neoprene upper and a super sticky Spider RubberA outsole combine together to create a water-sock like no other. The Proton 3 will give you added protection and comfort whether you are in the water, on the beach or just hanging out by the pool. Features: - High abrasion 4-way stretch upper - Wrapped outsole for added protection and traction - Pull loops for easy entry/exit Outsole: - Non-marking Spider RubberA outsole
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Spending time near streams, rivers and ravines will be even more enjoyable when you slip into Teva's Proton 3 shoes, designed with a traction patterned flex groove outsole made of Spider Rubber(R) for excellent grip and traction on slick rocks. Abrasion-resistant neoprene and synthetic upper Criss-cross elastic forefoot straps Elasticized collar for fit and comfort Durable wrapped bumpers for protection against jagged edges Wrapped Spider Rubber(R) outsole Front and back pull loops Neoprene-covered footbed Weight: 2 oz. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Half sizes order down.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
High abrasion four-way stretch material in uppers helps keep these shoes securely on your feet, even underwater. Mesh uppers drain quickly and improve ventilation when you move between land and water. Nonmarking Spider Rubber outsoles provide just the right amount of grip and performance on river rocks or in tide pools. These Teva Proton 3 water walkers stay on your feet even if you unexpectedly encounter nasty hydraulics! Wrapped outsole design prevents wear in high-abrasion areas and provides increased traction.
- REI refers to the men's version