It’s fair to say that recent fashion trends have been a conveyor belt of “dad” trends, with everything from anoraks to golf course–ready polos getting attention from the fashion crowd. The practical sandal was undoubtedly one of the most popular, with hiking brand Teva shifting its camping shop credentials to become the sandal of choice for Instagram’s coolest.
It saw sellout success within weeks. Well, it’s time for dad sandal lovers to rejoice, because the £50 comfy-yet-cool shoe style is back for another year, and is ready to transition your loungewear into the warmer months.
Tevas are shoes you can just as easy mooch around at home in as you can walk 10,000 steps a day in, thanks to the spongey platform and the adjustable straps. They come in many colours, including orange, white, khaki, aqua (a popular style is the Hurricane Drifts).
However, the most-loved style within fashion circles are the Universal sandals in the Midform version, which are available in the UK for £50. Thanks to the platform, these are perfect for toughening up pretty floral minidresses and slip skirts. For those looking to go full-on dad, try adding a pair of white chunky ankle socks.
Overview of Teva
The Teva Original Universal provides excellent value for most users, with one of the lowest prices in our lineup. While these sandals might not always provide the raw performance of some of their fancier sandal competitors, they do dish out plenty of comfort and capability in a surprisingly lightweight package, weighing in at 0.84 lbs (13.5 oz) per pair in size 10. Classic Teva lovers will enjoy the simple design and retro style.
The Teva Original Universal impresses with its retro style, supreme comfort, and throwback price tag. Surprisingly lightweight, these kicks are easily adjustable with their simple Velcro straps and are quite comfortable with plush EVA foam underfoot.
The tradeoff for this lightweight cushiness is that they came up a bit short in our traction and stability tests, particularly in wet conditions. While these might not be your top choice for crushing tons of miles or traversing slick or technical terrain, they make a versatile all-around sandal with plush comfort, simple use, lightweight build, and great price.
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Voya infinity women sandals
A study in laidback elegance—combining the foot-forming comfort of our famed Mush™ topsole and a feminine infinity upper crafted from a single stretchy elastic lace.
- Best for: All-day wear , Getting around town, Festival wear
- Leather trims for a luxe look and feel
- Elastic lacing gives you style and support with an easy slip-on entry
- A Mush® topsole cushions and forms to your foot for amazing comfort
- A lightweight EVA-foam outsole keeps you light on your feet
- Every piece of leather is sourced from tanneries certified by Leather Working Group, whose mission is to promote sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry
- This style is recyclable. Our TevaForever recycling program accepts any style of your well-loved Teva sandals to be recycled and they’ll never see a landfill. Learn More
- Half pair weight for size W7/M9: 3.5oz
- RN 88276
Flatform universal women sandals
The Flatform Universal takes our iconic Universal to new heights. Finished with earth-friendly Unifi® recycled polyester straps for a sustainable style that makes a statement while keeping plastic out of landfills.
The Universal Strapping System™ and earth-friendly recycled polyester webbing supports your foot and stands up to abuse, Quick-dry webbing made from recycled plastic using traceable, verifiable REPREVE® polyester yarn by Unifi® supports your foot and stands up to abuse, these sandals save 4 pla
stic bottles from ending up in landfills.
- Easy hook-and-loop closure comes on and off quickly and gets the fit just right
- Molded EVA midsole with heel cupping and arch cookie for added support
- Rubber outsole for durability and traction
- Added Microban® treatment keeps smells at bay
- Vegan footwear, created using synthetic and plant-based materials| Best for: Festival wear, Getting around town, All-day wear
- 1.75″ platform height
- Half pair weight for size W7/M9: 8.5oz
- RN 88276
Hurricane shearling men sandals
Just when you thought our sandals couldn’t get any comfier, we took the Hurricane to the next level. Elevating one of our most beloved styles with suede straps and ridiculously soft shearling, these sandal slippers are backed with our signature strapping system and resilient rubber outsole.
- Best for: Getting around town
- A premium upper of rich, supple suede for a lux look and feel
- UGG® shearling wool lining for cozy comfort and warmth
- A lightweight EVA-foam midsole adds extra cushioning for maximum comfort, Nylon shank stabilizes and supports your foot on uneven terrain
- Half pair weight for size W7/M9: 12.25oz
- RN 88276
Highside mid men Shoes
Inspired by vintage camping gear, the Highside Mid combines rugged suede with adventure-ready ripstop. Lined with Teva’s new memory foam MAX-COMF insole and finished with recycled polyester laces, this retro high-top shoe is grounded in a rubber sawtooth outsole for ultimate traction and features TevaRAPID RESIST technology to resist splashes and stains.
- Best for: All-day wear, Getting around town, Relaxing at the campground
- 100% recycled polyester waffle knit lining
- Recycled polyester lace allows for the perfect fit
Gateway swift men Shoes
The ultimate all-terrain sneaker, the Gateway Swift is engineered for everyday wear with a breathable mesh upper that keeps feet cool and comfy. As it’s name suggests, this breathable sneaker is up for any adventure, outfitted with a stretchy bungee cord lace that secures the foot in place and offers quick release after a long day on the trails.
- Best for: Light hikes, Getting around town
- Breathable mesh upper keeps the feet cool and comfortable
- Bungee cord lace keeps your foot in place all day long, Quick-release lace lock provides easy on/off
- Breathable mesh top cover keeps your feet cool and comfortable, A soft, open-cell PU footbed keeps a spring in your step
What Other Sandals Should You Consider?
Who doesn’t love a traditional Teva? We sure do, but there have been some improvements over the years, and the Teva Fi 5 is just that. The Fi 5 offers significantly better comfort and traction over the Universal, and it is also more stable and versatile.
If traction is vital to your adventures, the Fi 5 is the Teva to choose. Alternatively, if you want a great lightweight sandal that allows for easier passage of pebbles and sand, the Bedrock Cairn Adventure is one of our top -performers. This sandal is like an adventure flip-flop with impressive traction, comfort, and versatility the Teva couldn’t match in our tests.