Teva Men's Original Universal

4.5 out of 5 stars 206 customer reviews

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  • Textile
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Nylon webbing with three points of adjustability
  • Lightly contoured arch support
  • EVA foam footbed with non-slip pattern
  • Durabrasion traction outsole

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Nearly 30 years ago, a Grand Canyon river guide forever changed the way people experienced the outdoors. By blending the best parts of shoes and sandals, he created the world's first Sport Sandal. Today, we honor that heritage by reintroducing one of our very first products - the Original Universal. Featuring our traditional nylon webbing, a contoured EVA topsole and a durable rubber outsole, the Men's Original Universal is as valuable today as it was on those first days on the river.

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.

  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B01FXEHDUC
  • Item model number: Original Universal M-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 7, 2014
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,768 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Lunar Rock/Black Verified Purchase
    SIZING: I wear a 10 1/2 US mens regular width shoe. I initially ordered an 11 in the Teva Original based on prior reviews, DO NOT size up from your shoe size! The 11's were an extra inch past my big toe. I returned the sandals for size 10's and they fit perfect! The size 10 sandal measures right at 11.5 inches from toe-tip to heel. Hope that helps.

    As for the sandals, they look great and feel good. I haven't broke them in yet and cannot make claim to durability yet, but they seem to be made well and I'm 100% satisfied so far. I bought the "lunar rock" colored ones and they are more of a silver grey (the pic looks white...).

    Hope that helps!
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    Size: 9 D(M) USColor: Blue/Green Verified Purchase
    These are nice looking, and they take me back to my high school days. They are relatively comfortable, but I'm annoyed that the back strap is NOT adjustable. When used as true river shoes, the stretching and sliding of the sandal is hard to control without the ability to adjust the back strap. As a consequence, even a person with tough feet like mine is bound to get some sore spots. I'm frustrated by that, and I fear that I may have to buy some OTHER brand to use a true river shoes or buy some of the very unsightly versions of Tevas.
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    Size: 9 D(M) USColor: Grey Verified Purchase
    For 45 years or so I have been wearing running shoes as my every day shoes. I walk a lot and until recently had very few problems with my feet.
    However recently started to have some and decided it was due to shoes being too narrow. So decided to go barefoot/sock foot for a while but then decided that not practical. After searching different alternatives these seem like the best. I am super happy with this purchase. These are very well made. Have good traction on wet surfaces. Are easy to put on and take off. And most important they are very comfortable and have helped greatly to alleviate and most times eliminate foot problems. Another surprising characteristic is that I can wear outside in cold weather (20 degree F coldest) walking for a couple of hours and my feet are toasty warm. This wearing heavy wool socks and very warmly dressed otherwise. Can only do this in dry weather and dry surfaces. If any chance getting wet not at all advisable. And wind affects minimum acceptable temperature.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Grey/Black Verified Purchase
    Love these...listen to what everyone else says about the size. Go smaller instead of bigger where half sizes are concerned. I normally wear a 10.5 and the 10 fits great...toes don't hangover or anything. Super comfy!
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    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Blue/Orange Verified Purchase
    I was very happy with the comfort of these Teva's. I did some research before buying and am glad I pulled the trigger. They are so much more comfortable than wearing flip flops and you can wear them in the water! I can see why people rave about them. The only small concern would be is that they run a bit on the large size, so order with that in mind.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Dark Earth Verified Purchase
    These were purchased as my backpacking water crossing and camp shoes. After a full day of wearing hiking boots, it's nice to take a break and let your feet breathe with these on. I switch to them as soon as I get to camp, or whenever I take an extended break on the trail. Awesome for river crossings because they have decent tread and they're not going to get sucked off your feet like regular flip flops. They are amazingly light so I have no issue with pack weight when I tie them to the outside of my pack to keep them dry and handy. The straps are nice and strong with plenty of velcro across the straps for even the widest feet/angle adjustments.

    These are now also my kayaking sandals. They dry fast, fit comfortable, and give me plenty of traction and foot support when walking on submerged rocks and gravel.

    Can't beat the original Teva sandals for a lightweight and reliable outdoor shoe.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Dark Earth Verified Purchase
    It seems that sandals have become more and more like shoes, with arches and covered toes, laces, etc. That's great for some folks, but some of us just want a simple comfortable sandal. I hike and backpack in sandals on a regular basis, and am a fan of minimalist shoes in general. The best I could do for quite a while was the Teva Greckos, but both pairs I owned succumbed to sole separation before they ever wore out. Teva quit making them a while ago. I was thrilled to see they have brought back their original universal style sandal and ordered a pair right away. They were comfortable right away and have a more minimal sole that did the Greckos. The straps are definitely softer than those in the Greckos; time will tell if they are as durable. Some reviews have bemoaned the lack of an adjustable heel strap, but I haven't found that necessary, or even desirable. If I could improve the sandal in one way, it would be to lower the heel just a bit more to make them truly a minimalist sandal. I look forward to really working these sandals on an upcoming backpacking trip.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Rhubarb Blue Verified Purchase
    I think these are damn near perfect. They are just like the ones I used to wear in the 90s. Love the color and the fit is perfect.

    Some people complain that the back strap that wraps around the back of the ankle is not adjustable. This is true, it is not adjustable like the originals. But the fit for me is perfect so I'm not worried.

    One thing to note is that the cushioning is a little stiffer than I remember. They are a little on the stiff side, but not uncomfortable at all. The foot bed texture is a little annoying to me, but once I get these broken in they will be perfect for summer!
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