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Teva Men's Churnium Water Sneaker
- Rubber sole
- Sporty water sneaker featuring quick-drying mesh upper and rear pull-on loop
- Single-pull lacing system
- Mush-infused insole
- Shock-absorbing ShocPad heel
- Durable Spider Rubber outsole
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The Teva Churnium Walking Sandals are a superb performance sandal when it comes to choosing your ideal excursion footwear. Featuring an aggressive outsole, comfortable midsole and a moulded support frame with fit adjustment, you'll stay superbly comforted. Also featuring enhanced comfort underfoot, in the form of a Mush Infused Insole, a technology inspired by the superb comfort of Teva's sandals range, to give you optimal comfort underfoot in each step. The outsole also features an aggressive lug pattern for improved grip and traction over all terrain, helping prevent slippage and discomfort. Under the heel you'll also find Shoc Pad cushioning which helps to greatly absorb shock impact upon heel-strike and help deliver a smooth heel to forefoot transition.
Teva is an authentic icon in the outdoor industry. Founded in the early 1980's by a Colorado River guide, Teva pioneered the sport-sandal category. For more than 20 years on rivers, in canyons, and across the trails of the great outdoors, athletes and enthusiasts have traveled the globe comfortably and confidently in Teva footwear. Providing positive contributions to the world in which we play is at the core of everything Teva stands for. The Teva name itself is a Hebrew word meaning "nature" and the hand logo is the Hopi symbol for "friendship" and "water." Teva supports the outdoor athletic lifestyle and remains committed to innovation in outdoor performance footwear, the platforms which carry enthusiasts beyond the offices of the day-to-day and onto the rivers, trails, and canyons of the next adventure.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0055MI852
- Item model number: Churnium-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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So what's wrong with these shoes? Well they're not all bad so here's my critique.
The soles have adequate cushioning and support for rough ground and the soles seem pretty grippy on slippery algae coated boulders I,m having to cope with at the moment.
Construction and materials seems adequate so far and I would expect nothing less from Teva. Regular Teva sandals are not indestructable ( I've done a fair bit of sole re-gluing over the years and the velcro closures give up after a time with repeated use) but you'll likely search far and wide to find better.
Oh! and that cursed heel shock pad is relatively flush and not sitting proud like the last sandals I bought.( fine when standing and walking but creating uncomfortable pressure points when sitting or driving)
Bloody awkward to get on the feet and too easy to slip out of again. Find I actually have to sit down and struggle to get them on and end up with bruised finger tips as I try and hook them on. Then half an hour later the heel has caught on something and the damned things are coming off, just when you can least afford it.
There's actually two issues here. Firstly there's the fit. Who do Teva make these for? They're made for people with SLENDER FEET ONLY, and there virtually no adjustment available despite what Teva say in there promotional material. Hence, the large number of people with broader feet are compelled to buy larger sizes and put up with the flipper toes. One of the HUGE HUGE strengths of the Teva sandal (Hurricane, Tera FI etc.) is the three point closure system. This gives an infinite range of adjustment so suit the occasion. From loose for casual strolling then cranked up tight for that steep and slippery scramble or fast moving river. With these things; don't even bother.
Secondly; The heel back is just too flimsy and low cut and will slip off the heel far too easily. There is an equally flimsy and seemingly merely token velcro closure on the back which, when loosened (which it does by itself too often), does nothing to aid entry to the shoe or, when tightened, does nothing to help the shoe remain on.
Stones and sand accumulate in the toes far too easily and toenails occasionally catch in the edges of the holes. This, to some degree, may be a function of the excessive length I am compelled to wear and may not be such a problem with those with longer feet.
And lastly, these things are butt ugly. Teva products have rarely been called pretty but their real has beauty has been in their pure functionality. If these shoes performed a bit better then I could forgive them their appearance.
Verdict; If you've got slender feet and don't expect them to do anything very demanding, these shoes might be OK for you. If you want something that lives up to the rugged Teva reputation, then forget it.
I just hope the Teva R&D team take note of these reviews in Amazon and not ruin their brand with average crap.
I've had mine about a month and wear them sockless. I haven't noticed any odor problems some other brands mention.
I like the nylon reinforced side straps and the inside lining keeps any rubbing to a minimum. The do feel good to your feet. I will report after I've worn them for 6 months or so as to how they last and perform over the long haul.
So far, they're a good product and well worth the cost.
I opted for replacing them with my beloved Omniuns which are higher priced, not as spiffy looking but more comfortable for big-footed man-beasts like me!
So that's three stars for the inconsistency of sizing, not the build quality.
The seller was great, fast and handled the return with speed and class.
So I recommend these sandals where you'd like more coverage than a completely open sandal, with only slightly more difficulty getting them on (if you loosen the bungee type lace, and unhook the velcro on the back, it's really easy).