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- Rubber sole
- Sporty sandal featuring patterned webbing with adjustable hook-and-loop straps
- Soft Shoc Pad comfort heel
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Teva was born in the grand canyon back in 1984, when a river guide rigged two velcro watchbands to an old pari of flip flops and created a shoe that wouldn't float away. Three decades later, we've grown up into an icon of comfort and utilitarian style
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.
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00NJEU17Q
- Item model number: Terra Fi 4-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 5, 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.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
Hurricane XLT: Found the XLT's to be simply unwearable for any considerable amount of time. The straps were scratchy, they had no padding except for a thin patch at the heel, and the hard plastic strap holds frequently dig into your foot. (The worst for me was the one right by the base of the heel) Liked the material of the insole, had some squish to it and felt comfortable. Fairly rigid outsole. Ran true to size.
Tanza: Marked improvement over the XLTs. Much more generous padding throughout and a more supportive overall. Similar insole material to the XLT, sole seemed thicker and more rigid though. Over time, noticed the closure as well as the strap by my large toe were leaving uncomfortable marks in my skin. Both were just snug on my foot so I don't think they were pulled too tight. Slightly different strap style and look. Ran true to size.
Terra FI 4: The best of the bunch. Shared the same strap style as the Hurricane XLT's but with much improved padding throughout. All plastic was padded and did not contact skin. Very soft and squishy insole - felt pretty good to walk on and was still supportive. Ran true to size. Very flexible sole, no problems bending at my toes. Just generally easy to forget I was wearing them, which was ultimately what I was after. Very pricey as all Tevas are but since I buy sandals maybe once every 5-10 years I'd consider it a good investment if they hold up. Time will tell!
Then winter came and I put them in the closet, only to retrieve them this summer. Now, having worn them on and off for the past two months, I have severe damage on the soles of these sandals. This occurred despite the short period during which I could wear them and despite the fact that I no longer take long hikes (getting old, etc.). In essence, I got about seven months of wear out of these sandals.
After contacting Teva, I was given the cold shoulder and was informed about warranty terms which, however, is not helpful. In other words, Teva told me, in essence, that I cannot expect more than a few months of wear from these sandals. I find this unacceptable. Lesson learned - I will purchase a different brand in the future.
UPDATE: I contacted TEVA a few more times in hopes of getting an answer. Eventually, I was told that they evaluate problems on a case-by-case basis and to send my sandals in. I filled out a warranty claim form and stated, when prompted, that I would be okay with receiving the same sandal as a replacement.
A few days after my sandals arrived at their location, I received an email informing me that my purchase price would be refunded in total. While I certainly find a full refund an acceptable way of handling my complaint, I nonetheless feel rather sad. After all, this seems to indicate that the issues with my Tevas were not a mere manufacturing error but, rather, a representation of low quality soles that are being used in the manufacturing of this product. I will say that this is NOT something that I am used to with Teva - I have always known their products to be reliable and long-lasting. To me, this is a clear indicator that something isn't going right at Teva. I sincerely hope that such poor quality soles will be eliminated in future products so that Teva can remain a sandal with a great reputation.