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Original Universal Sandal - Men's

4.475641025641026 out of 5 stars
780 Reviews
Color:Cultivate Olive Multi


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Why We Like The Original Universal Sandal

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, that has been jazzed up with new color options to make it just as appealing and relevant today as it was way back when.


  • Soft nylon webbing for comfort and durability
  • 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
Upper Material
nylon webbing
Arch Support
Durabrasion Rubber
hook-and-loop strap
ankle strap
Claimed Weight
[single, size 12] 8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 780 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 21 reviews
2 Stars - 24 reviews
3 Stars - 54 reviews
4 Stars - 145 reviews
5 Stars - 536 reviews

Fits Slightly Large

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4 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2024

Like, but should have gone one size smaller

In the store, I was torn between two sizes, and went with the larger, thinking it would be less likely to be too restrictive. I should have gone with the smaller size, because what I have is too long, and I'm worried I'll trip. One drawback to this design, that the imitators do better, is that there's no padding on the triangular plastic pieces. It does rub a bit.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 14, 2024

Comfy sandels

I had a pair like this 30 years ago and can't tell you how many miles I hiked with them on carrying a backpack. Still plenty comfy all these years later and easy to get dirt and gravel out without taking them off. Only concern I'd like to make em better is a tougher tread, but flat sole to easily shed gravel and have plenty of reliable distance before worn out.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 5, 2024

Velcro sandals are officially back.

These things are amazing. Bought them kind of as a joke to see if they'd look cool but I've been wearing them for a week straight. Highly recommend.

Nico H.

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3 out of 5 stars

June 1, 2024

Good features look cool

Size Bought:

I purchased the sandals for camp shoes. Not lightweight. Too many straps. For removal and putting on.

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5 out of 5 stars

May 21, 2024

Very satisfed with the arch

Spring/Summer/Fall -great for outdoors; Inside- all year 'round. I nneded a strudy sanal with major arch support. This is it!


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2 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2024

Grip is so bad

They are confortable and beautiful but the grip is really bad!!!! Today I fell for the fourth time in 15 days. Before I had the hurricane model and there is SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE, with that ones I could go even trekking. I am disappointed, before I was so happy about my teva for 5 years.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 30, 2024

Been using the Original since I was 6 years old

I'm 37 now and have never had a bad pair. I hear lots of folks commenting how their new pair isn't made the same as a pair they got in like 1996... Of course they aren't. Materials change, manufacturing grows.. we learn certain ways produce a lot of pollution and adjust. They are a bit different but the only thing I notice is they are lighter and just as strong, fine by me. I wear a size 12 and buying slide and sandals is tough.. I've just given up on slides entirely. But for sandals, LUNA and Teva male some fantastic shoes. The biggest thing for me is being dependable when I'm out hiking and stuff. The Tevas webbing runs under the soles so they literally cannot break, it's not possible. That to me seems like the best bet out in the middle of nowhere. Cheaper brands rubber-weld or sew the straps on and the first time you really run them hard ajd do wet/dry they fall apart. Not Teva, these excel in abuse and climates changing quickly. They also don't carry mud like lots of shoes and boots do, so you stay light. They are a great buy. And my long slender feet do great in a size 12.


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5 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2023

Sandals a Hit

Wear the sandals daily. Now that it's getting colder, easy to adjust to accommodate sock wearing. Size was what I expected, my usually purchased footwear size. Will wait til spring to buy another color (other than the basic black). Hope you take no offense: but since I'm a former Viet Nam Era Marine, I refer to them, around the house, as my Ho Chi Min sandals. Like your product.....get them made in the USA! Robert E. Kovacs, D.C.

Bad Bob

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5 out of 5 stars

October 23, 2023

Great sandals

The sandals are sandals. They are secure to my feet and are nice enough to walk in without making me feel like I slide around the sidewalk or trail


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5 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2023

Hope they never stop making them

This is my 3rd or 4th pair, they're great and I'll continue buying them. The durability is great, but I've had a new puppy the last year and well... 1-2 pair were destroyed by no fault of their own!


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