Some may say that Tevas had their second, and that second was the summer time of 1996. Whereas they’re not flawed, Tevas are again — and so they’re extra trendy than ever. In reality, the snug sport sandal, which has all the time been adored amongst adolescent camp-goers in every single place, has formally made a comeback among the many vogue crowd too.
“I really like Tevas and was thrilled after they began effervescent up within the pattern zeitgeist a number of years in the past; I’m all for any snug shoe having its day within the solar,” says Harling Ross, a vogue author and model guide. “Past the consolation issue, although, which Tevas actually have in spades, I feel additionally they have a very cool minimalist vibe — particularly the stable black and stable white types.”
Fellow model guide Kellie Brown is a longtime fan of Tevas too. “To not be that particular person, however I placed on Tevas and I immediately begin seeing a little bit Tevas music in my thoughts,” jokes Brown, who says she wears them with every little thing, together with summer time attire, pants and even with socks. “I’ve been carrying them for years and can by no means cease — I really like how opposite they’re.”
Whereas Tevas have extra of a family title, the model isn’t the one comfort-first sport sandal available on the market. Trend guide Alyssa Coscarelli remembers Chacos because the go-to shoe “adored for his or her real consolation and practicality” when she grew up in Georgia within the early aughts. “I grew up within the South, and I bear in mind my classmates consistently remarking on how snug their Chacos have been. They have been supreme for hikes and hanging by a lake or river, as they’re largely waterproof, however, on the identical time, they have been polarizing even then as a result of some individuals suppose they’re ugly,” says Coscarelli.
Hannah Baxter, a magnificence editor at TZR with an affinity for menswear silhouettes, says she’s a fan of each Tevas and Chacos — however she wears the latter solely “for his or her supposed objective — backpacking via Thailand and Vietnam in 100-degree warmth,” she says. “I haven’t [worn] them since then, however they’ve admittedly gotten cuter within the final 9 years.” Nonetheless, if it comes right down to it, she’ll choose Tevas over Chacos any day: “I nonetheless like how brutally simple Tevas are. There’s a motive the fashion hasn’t modified that a lot through the years — it’s a vogue fundamental, and fundamentals are the muse for any wardrobe.”
Forward, discover 21 pairs of the preferred Teva sport sandals which can be as trendy as they’re snug.
Teva Midform Fray Sandal
The frayed straps on this pair lend a lived-in vibe.
Teva Authentic Common ’90s Multi Sandal
This multicolored pair has an actual ’90s throwback really feel — and so they have greater than two dozen 5-star opinions.
Teva Hurricane Drift Sandal
This butter-yellow pair is high rated at City Outfitters for a motive. One buyer says they’re a “nice coloration for summer time!” and “so comfortable!”
Teva Efficiency Hurricane Verge Sandals in Aragon
This chunky pair boasts snap fasteners instead of Velcro, however don’t fear: They’re nonetheless simply as adjustable as conventional Tevas.
Teva Olowahu Strappy Sandals
Right here’s proof that not all Tevas are chunky and thick-strapped.
Teva Hurricane XLT2 in Vista Sundown
This pair’s colorway is known as Vista Sundown — and it has greater than 700 5-star opinions. One reviewer writes, “I can put on them proper out of the field, no break-in required.”
Teva Authentic Common Sandal
“It’s all concerning the interaction of this shoe that, at first look, may counsel you’re dressing for consolation, however in truth, you’re preserving your daintiest slip costume from feeling too valuable,” says Baxter of the unique Teva silhouette.
Teva Hurricane XLT2 in Vista Blue Indigo
This enjoyable purple coloration approach offers the normal silhouette a extra feminine-feeling vibe. One reviewer calls them “visually beautiful.”
Teva Voya Flip
This thong sandal iteration is among the model’s bestselling types.
Teva Hurricane XLT2 in Sesame
With greater than 700 constructive opinions, this bestselling impartial pair is ideal for a minimalist.
Teva Midform Common in Olive Department
This buyer’s assessment says all of it: “The Authentic Common was too skinny for me and the ‘flatform’ was too thick (too daring!) for me additionally and, final yr, I used to be pondering, ‘If solely they’d come out with one thing someplace in between!’ And right here it’s!”
Teva Midform Common Chunky Sandals in Mild Inexperienced Multi
Baxter says she’d begin together with her “thinnest white T-shirt and denim cutoffs, after which add within the intrigue with a lacy black bra and this chunky Velcro strap sandal.”
Teva Children Hurricane XLT 2 in Rainbow
These Teva Children sneakers are a particular Satisfaction Month version.
Teva Flatform Common in Rainbow
The grownup iteration of the Satisfaction sandal additionally has nearly 100 5-star opinions. One reviewer calls them “probably the most snug sandals I’ve ever owned.”
Teva Mevia Flatform Sandal
With all 5-star opinions, this all-white pair is a favourite amongst Haxter and Coscarelli for a motive: They go along with every little thing.
Teva Hurricane Drift in Sage Inexperienced
This sage inexperienced coloration is a favourite among the many vogue crowd.
Teva Males’s Hurricane XLT2 in Earth Multi
One reviewer of this males’s fashion says, “These are nice minimalist sandals. Match and really feel is sweet [and] straps are padded.”
Teva Males’s Hudson in Darkish Cranium Grey
“From the very first step these sandals have been as snug as others that have been worn in,” reads one of many nearly 100 5-star opinions.
Teva Males’s Common Path in Complete Eclipse
This chunky sport sandal has a 4.6-star ranking, with one reviewer writing, “These are in all probability top-of-the-line sandals I’ve ever worn. They don’t really feel too heavy in any respect. But, they function a considerable and full, heavy-duty Vibram rubber sole that may deal with any trial with ease.”
Teva Children Manatee
Whereas most reviewers say this fashion runs huge, one other says they’re “mild and straightforward to safe.”
Teva Males’s Omnium 2
This bestselling pair of sport sneakers has greater than 70 5-star opinions, with one saying they “really feel nice proper out of the field.”