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Teva Original Universal Sandal - Men's

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    4.5525

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    The sandal that revolutionized the way we play in the outdoors.

    Nearly thirty years ago, a river guide revolutionized outdoor footwear when he cobbled together a sandal that was comfortable, water-friendly, and would stay on his feet. Teva is celebrating by bringing back, for a limited time, the Men's Original Universal Sandal, one of its very first products. Featuring the then-revolutionary, now-classic technical water sandal design we all recognize, this limited edition has been jazzed up with new color options that make it just as appealing and relevant today as it was way back when.

    • Nylon webbing upper is adjustable at the ankle and forefoot with hook-and-loop tabs
    • EVA footbed delivers all-day comfort
    • Durabrasion Rubber sole offers reliable traction and stands up to constant wear
    • Item #TEV0373

    Tech Specs

    Strap Material
    nylon webbing
    Adjustability
    hook-and-loop strap
    Footbed
    EVA
    Sole
    Durabrasion Rubber
    Recommended Use
    water sports, paddling, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Great Then, Great Now

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 7

    As a child, I used to rock my Teva sandals on the regular. When the company did some recent rebranding, I fell in love all over again. Though they have some snazzy new looks, I opted for plain ol' black original Universals in a 7 (I usually wear a 7.5).



    For my summer gig as a tour guide, these are the perfect shoes. They're comfy for short hikes, cliff diving, hot spring hopping, driving, running errands, and I can even wear them out on town without sacrificing style. They're light and easy to pack (great camp shoes!), they're easy to clean, and even easier to put on/take off. I have even rocked a socks/sandals combo just to wear my Tevas on a chilly day... Ok, so THAT might have sacrificed some style.



    I kept a star just because they aren't ideal for longer, more strenuous hikes. But for such versatility and quality, you're definitely getting the best bang for your buck with these Teva sandals!

    Great Then, Great Now

    Earns every star

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    These sandals are great, defiantly not the best if you're planning a long hike unless you have a lot of experience going a good distance in a minimalist type shoe. Great for shorter hikes and being out on the river or just hanging around town enjoying a drink in your favorite beer garden!

    Chacos are Ugly

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Only problem for me is the front strap falls kinda weird on my foot because of my long toes. But nothing too concerning. I first broke them in with socks on, and would recommend this. My wife went without socks at first and had some rubbing issues. Now that they are broken in they are fine. For casual hiking and beach/river fun these work great. Never used Chacos (because they are ugly as hell) so can't compare. Lot of people say they run large, but both my wife and I got our true sizes and they fit perfect....so ya know.

    Teva Original Universal Sandal

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I purchased these as my adventure sandal for those situations where flip flops just won't cut it. So far they have not let me down. Their signature strapping keeps them in place very nicely.

    Great product

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 11

    These sandals were worn for my trips to music festivals along with other walks that had distance to them. Nothing insane but up to 10+ miles a day and I had no blisters or discomfort usually attributed to sandals. (The weather was hot too) I would recommend them to anyone who needs a sandal with straps. Definitely runs a size large. I wear 12s in every company but this one I got 11, thanks to Backcountry reviewers for sound advice.

    good..but not what i expected.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size

    First off all let me say that for the price this can't be beat and the colors are quite radical. I went a full size down as everyone suggested and it seemed to be a perfect fit.

    When i bought these i though the soles would have been a bit more beefy but there just wasn't much to them. I wanted some tevas that i could do some hiking and river walking in and did not feel like these would do the job. So after a bit more research i found the Teva Hurricane XLT Sandal which still have the awesome colors but seem to have a bit more to them!

    So if your looking for a nice around town /beach sandal this is the one. But if your needing a sandal that will hold up to some abuse you may want to keep looking.

    Teva Original

      I got these for my boyfriend, and he loves them! They are his first pair of Teva's and he stoked. He says they run a little bit small on him, but not small enough to return for the next size up.

      Was more than impressed

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 9

      Let me start off with the fact that these are not a Chaco substitute. They are not as burly, supportive, and foot-wrapping as the Chaco Z2s I have. They also don't cost an arm and a leg, nor do they market themselves as a Chaco replacement.



      Okay with that out of the way, let me tell you about how awesome these sandals are for the right applications. So far in my short time owning them, I have used them for hiking and casual wear around town and camp. Most water around me is too cold to walk in currently, so I have not tested them for that. As a hiking sandal, I have used them with and without socks and they have done way better than I expected. I hiked basically all the minor hikes in Zion and Angel's Landing using these in one day. I was very impressed with the traction in mixed conditions, overall comfort, and amount of compliments I received for wearing sandals and socks (more than zero is a shocking amount). I was able to hike relatively steep slopes uphill and down. On the steep downhill stuff, I didn't feel as confident and surely wrapped as I do in my Chacos, but I was still impressed. Overall, these sandals won me over with their abilities to keep up on hikes and not cause blisters or hot spots for me. If you need something for long, rocky hikes, go with a Chaco for the more supportive sole and thicker rubber.



      As far as going to work, walking around town, and moving around a campsite, I liked these better than my Chacos for a few reasons.



      1. They are easier to slip on and off in a rush. Especially with a broken back, this one was crucial.



      2. They were easier to adjust than a Chaco is.



      3. They are lighter and less cumbersome.



      These Sandals are not a true substitute to a Chaco, but I don't think Teva markets them as so either. They are a sweet adventure sandal with good looks and a low price point. They will diversify your adventure sandal quiver, or even act as a quiver killer if you are on a budget and don't plan to do epic hikes in them.



      As far as sizing goes, I usually wear a 10-10.5 in street shoes. I picked these up in a size 9 as others recommended. My toes seem to go over the edge on steep downhill terrain, so I might have been okay in a 10, but the 9 works well for everything else.

      Was more than impressed

      Best Sandal for the Money.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12

      The best part of these Teva's is not having to hear that annoying flopping sound. They do great on short hikes and light enough for swimming. Proud of my Teva tan lines.

      Meh....

        I've never done strap sandals before, and this was not the right first pair to get. I got them because the were a cheaper pair of a good brand. However, even though they fit properly, they slide all around on my foot when on uneven terrain.

        Just amazing. Chaco convert? (maybe)

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: 10

        Been wearing Chaco Flips for like 8 years. Same pair. Tried Chaco Z1, too bulky. Before my flips, I wore Teva Mush, but found I prefer how substantial and solid the Flip feels- much more sure-footed.

        Got these on sale at some chain store, can't remember for sure where. What an amazing impulse buy. They are light (lighter than flips, I think), have great traction in almost any situation/terrain, and are very comfortable. I did a LOT of walking in Korea with mine last year, and for sandals this cheap, they have held up very well.

        I love these darn things. Pure love. I'd agree that they run large- mine are 10, i normally wear 11.

        The Iconic Classic

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: 11

        You really can't go wrong with a pair of Teva's, but I really love this pair. This is the perfect sandal to stroll around town in, or wade in water. Not the best arch support, but overall pretty comfortable. Go a size down!

        Everything you'd hope

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: 11.0

        This sandal makes me happy. I mostly use it cragging, so I don't have to put on socks between climbs. Straps on securely for uneven terrain. I normally wear size 11.5 US, the size 11s fit great; 12s would have been too big.

        Gift

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
        • Fit: True to size

        Gave these as a gift to a friend who was heading to Colombia for a month of backpacking and travel. He wore them almost every day and said they held up great and are super comfortable. Fit for him was spot on.

        Better than Chacos?

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 8

        Initially, I bought these as a lightweight sandal to throw in my bag or whatever for wet conditions. I also wanted a piece of my childhood back, as I remember rocking socks and tevas back in the day.

        It turns out I really like the sandals. They are very lightweight and fit my feet well. I find myself wearing them more than my Chaco Updraft GenWeb Sandals. They feel so much lighter on my feet and they fit my feel well. The somewhat flatter soles on these work better for me as well. This is all just a personal preference, and I'm sure it just depends on what you use them for and how they fit your feet. I have done some light hiking in them, but nothing too extreme, but I don't really use my Chacos for that either. One thing I definitely like about the Tevas better is the price, which is significantly cheaper than the Chacos. I got them in the same size I get most of my shoes in.

        Chacos have a large following for a reason, but you might want to consider giving these a try the next time you're in the market for some sandals.