Great women's sport sandal! Very stylish and comfortable…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100 CAN
Great women's sport sandal! Very stylish and comfortable for a variety of outdoor activities! I wore them hiking and in the canoe.
- Thick, tough soles
- Adjustable, velcro straps to make a custom fit
- Stylish, yet comfortable
- A bit expensive.
- If your feet get really wet (while wearing the sandals), your feet can slide a bit INSIDE the sandals (your feet sit on a fairly smooth surface). Not from sweat, from walking in a river and then back on the trail.
I am a first-time buyer of the TEVA brand, and I am happy with my purchase. The size is true to what I always buy (a woman's 8). The sandals fit my feet, as if they were made for me. The built-in arch support is comfortable. The easily adjustable, velcro straps (2 across the top of the foot, and one around the ankle) make a nice custom fit for many different foot types/sizes. After long walks, if your feet swell, you can loosen the sandals.
Not much break-in is needed. I wore them hiking with little break-in, and it was fine. I didn't have any problems with debris, but small particles could enter around your foot, as with any sandal.
The thick, tough soles made my feet feel very supported. I feel like I can walk on any surface without the fear of feeling rocks beneath my feet (my feet are protected from the environment). The traction of these sandals was pretty good. I hiked downhill during some points in the path without fear of slipping.
The sole of these sandals (inside and out) are waterproof and it dries quickly after being wet. Even though the straps are cloth, they didn't feel uncomfortable when wet (they dried in the sun fairly quickly). I haven't had any trouble with smell, as well.
I have used these sandals over the course of one summer (so far) and I feel that they are going to last for many summers to come. They are well-made and don't show any signs of wearing out yet.
I have used these sandals to hike up mountain paths (uneven, rocky surfaces), walking around town and shopping, and even in the canoe.
I felt good about my purchase of these sandals, because the box said that for every pair of sandals purchased, TEVA would help protect global waterways.
Lightweight sandal with three points of adjustment.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80
Lightweight sandal with three points of adjustment. Perfect for walking, hiking, or kayaking. I've worn these sandals for five years and am about to purchase my third pair.
- Water resistant
- No toe protection
These are quite possibly the perfect hiking sandal out there. They are super adjustable, very comfortable, have great traction, have a rubber bottom (cloth underfoot will eventually wear away!), will stay on your foot no matter what, and are fairly good looking for such an industrial shoe.
I've worn this style from Teva for over 5 years and am about to buy my third pair. Not because they've fallen apart—they're bomb proof—but because I wore my current pair SO MUCH that I've worn the rubber away off the bottom and they are nearly tread-less. That would be every day in the summer for three years, plus a bunch of days in the spring and fall when I had no business wearing these shoes but chose to anyway.
These are the only pair of shoes I've ever repurchased, and also happen to be the only pair of shoes that won't give me blisters. Whether I put in 5 or 10 miles, in a hiking boot I get blisters no matter what—I once put 11 miles on these on a hot day and had no issues whatsoever.
The only downside is that they don't have toe protection, but that said it would make them bulkier, less attractive, and rocks would always be getting stuck. They aren't appropriate for backpacking obviously, but for almost any day hike you go on in warm temperatures these are the perfect shoe.
Owned for five years, innumerable miles. Have tried a number of other hiking sandals and boots.