Teva Original Universal Sandal - Men's

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
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niiice!

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

easy,convenient, perfect for wet situations, comfortable. also very classy!

good and simple

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

Great sandal and great price.
The only thing I would say is that they don't have any arch support.

Awesome

    I have had these for a couple months and that have put them through the ringer!! They really hold on to your feet when you want them to and they are super comfy. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a good sandal.

    Toe Choker

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    Simple design.

    The strap around my toe was extremely uncomfortable for me, if your pinky toe has any interesting curve to it you may experience the same.


    go-to's

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 13

    I wear these sandals more than any other shoe in the summer. I wear them when doing yard work, around water, mild/moderate hikes, and they are holding up great. The personally fit me perfect, but I do have longer toes. So, they will run a smidge big on most people.

    Perfect for wet wading

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Got these to walk around the river and fly fish. love them. not as robust as chacos but I like the lower profile.

    Very comfortable!

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

    I love these sandals! I have been wearing them everywhere I go. They are light weight and very comfortable!

    Lightweight

      I wanted to try a sandal that was lighter than chacos with a similar style. I landed on these and am happy with them. They are so light though that I am a little concerned if they will hold up over time.

      Great Lightweight Choice

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 10

      Love my Tevas! Really comfortable and nice and light. Good for anything from hiking around on those hot days, to getting your feet wet in a river. These things are classic and the tan lines you'll get are even better.

      Perfect for Short Hikes

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought these sandals to do some smaller hikes in and they work perfectly for that. I have had no issues with them and they are super comfortable! They have become my around town shoes as well! No complaints.

      Perfect for intended usage

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

      These sandals did excellent for me in the summertime while I was around water often in TN were used late into the year in Florida. I have put them through two music festivals with varying amounts of rain and mud and they took the abuse well (remember they are sandals so they will not survive every trial). They are comfortable to wear as long as you aren't trekking through rocky or rough terrain for multiple miles (wears down through the sole at that point).
      I have never ordered a pair of shoes under size 12 but I followed the advice on these reviews and it was the right choice. Order a full size down is my recommendation.

      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!

      Beach Day Essentail

      Super lightweight, affordable and great for pretty much any occasion.

      Beach Day Essentail

      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.

      Light

        Love the simplicity and weight of these sandals. Not a ton of break in time needed.

        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.