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Teva Obern Reviews

54 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

55% "Excellent arch support"

49 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/28/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

As a lady with ginormous bunions, I had qualms about ordering these men's medium-width shoes but oh! happy day! The three velcro straps allow for so much custom adjustment, the sandals fit comfortably right out of the box. No break-in period required. An added aesthetic bonus is that my bunions themselves are concealed by the toe strap, which has the effect of making my feet look narrower. Yay!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/11/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

While the Teva Obern is comfortable and I love the style, they just don’t hold up. The black section of the sole is paper thin and has been peeling off allowing the true whitish color to show. My last pair of Tevas lasted 10 years, these less than one.

Additional 34 Obern Teva Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 12, 2011

Anonymous

from St. Charles, Missouri

Really like the comfort and support this shoe gives me. Really liked the short time in which I received it!

Brands I'd also recommend: none known

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2011

Barbara V

from Columbia, MD

I bought these for my son and he loved them! They run true to size. Well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great sandal. Arch was a little high and uncomfortable at first, but started to mold to my foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2011

Anthony C

from Las Vegas, NV

I ordered this sandal for my husband hoping it would be the one! Hurrah! The 9.5 fit was excellent and support fantastic. We're both delighted with purchase. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

It took about 2 weeks for me to break these in. I use them for long walks daily and once broken in, they are just wonderful. My feet don't hurt and they have some of the greatest support I have found.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2010

Anonymous

 

I have been wearing these sandals for one month, and have been very satisfied with them. They fit my narrow feet well. These sandals are so comfortable, I plan to purchase a backup pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2010

John H

from Washington, Pa.

Great sandal for wonky feet! Arch support excellent, comfort great! Worth every penny.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2010

Morman W

from Virginia

The Teva Obern sandals are a slightly different version of the Teva sandals I have been wearing for years and when I received them I noticed that the soles were thick rubbery material. At first I didn't know if would like them, but after wearing them I find them greatly superior to the hard sole model. (A lot less tripping because the sole catches.) The sandals arrived within a week of my order which was also pleasant.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 16, 2010

Lois K

from Minnesota

I ordered 6 Teva sandals and this was the only one with a good arch support. It was also by far the most comfortable and the most adjustable (toes, heel and over the ankle). The sole is extremely soft and comfortable. I almost didn't order it because of the price... well worth it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2010

Lisa R

from Sammamish, WA

I purchased these Tevas for my husband as a gift. He had a previous leather pair that he literally wore out after years of heavy use. So I didn't hesitate getting them again. He loves them, claims they are extremely comfortable and well made. They are also versatile to wear with casual or more dressy clothing, which is really nice. We would both highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 12, 2010

Slosh p

from bucks county PA

I almost made the mistake of choosing sandals that cost half of this model. Don't dilly dally like I did and just buy what you know is quality. If you are looking for a sandal with exceptional comfort and some arch support (which is hard to find in any sandal unless you get custom fit cork) then pick up this model. My first excursion was roaming around Arts Fest in Happy Valley all weekend and my feet don't show any signs of fatigue. I also got these wet at the pool the first day I had them and they dried quickly and were ready for the next day. Bonus is that they look good with anything you wear and you don't look like every other person out there.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 4, 2010

Leonard M

from Kingston, Pa

I considered the less expensive model, but said what the heck lets go with the shock heel. Glad I spent the extra money. They are super comfortable and easy to break in. I have walked 6 miles in these sandals and I could go another 6. The only con is the price, a little steep. Zappos shipped faster than expected and the color and fit were true to the site.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2010

Anonymous

 

I bought these for my husband to replace an old pair of Pretty Rugged Tevas. He likes them just as much. Comfy and form-fitting (with the 3 velcro straps). They are kind of a minimalist style, no contrast top-stitching or extra details.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 11, 2011

Michelle

from California

I was going to send them back because the topmost strap had to be stretched to the limit to fit, but I decided to break them in and they are very comfy now-- a few weeks later. Only half the Velcro shows on the top. The rest fits really well and the soles feel incredibly wonderful. The shoe is hearty and I've always hated shopping so I'm happy with them, just not quite ecstatic.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Tampa, FL

Overall this sandal was good, but the arch support was very high and stiff. So high and stiff it hurt my feet. These sandals were comfortable other than the arch. Definitely a quality product.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

While the Teva Obern is comfortable and I love the style, they just don’t hold up. The black section of the sole is paper thin and has been peeling off allowing the true whitish color to show. My last pair of Tevas lasted 10 years, these less than one.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 4, 2011

Anonymous

from The ATL

I've got blisters on me feet! Not very comfy and despite weeks of trying to get my feet to callous up, these just rubbed raw, bloody blisters into my feet.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 1, 2011

Michael

from Brooklyn, NY

The shoes are too small. I had to adjust the strapping to make it work. The arch support was a bit high for my taste. The insole is made with a synthetic surface which sticks to my feet. Though the shoes are good looking and well made, these issues made them unusable for me.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 22, 2011

Michael

from Cape Cod, MA

Regrettably, within a few minutes of putting them on, the back strap became detached from the sandal at the plastic ring joint. Upon closer inspection, it had been glued rather than stitched. My former Teva sandals are still in tact, but showing signs of normal wear after 10 years. For nearly 6 months of the year I practically live in my sandals, and was disappointed to learn that Teva was no longer the rugged footwear it once was.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 21, 2011

Michael

from Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA

Within 10 minutes of putting them on, the back strap became detached. What I found was that the plastic hinged eyelet had been glued, rather than stitched in place. My original pair is more than 10 years old, and are still very rugged. I sincerely hope Teva hasn't adopted planned obsolescence for their sandals. I have endorsed their product for many years, and had cause to.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2014

Dan

from Washington, DC

This is the Cadillac (or the Lincoln Town Car if you prefer) of sandals. The footbed is a bit soft or mushy, almost gel-like, yet still has great shape and arch support, which took about 15 minutes to get used to, then I was like, aaaaahhhh. It's a bit hard to describe, but very easy to wear. It's plenty adjustable, and the straps are super soft leather as well. I just finished a marathon of ordering, trying on and rejecting sandals, since I have high arches and need a lot of support, and these are the ones I kept. The sole is sturdy rubber underneath the soft top layer, so good for the stub factor and easily up to the most rigorous urban or trail walking. This is not the sandal I will be taking to the pool, and I will not be sloshing around in any rivers in it, but for my day to day summer wear, it doesn't get any better than this. And yes, at this price it's not for everyone, but if you have super picky feet and like a high arch combined with cushy comfort, buy these today. My one gripe is that they only come on snooze brown color, but I can't be picky with the feet I was given.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Aaron R

from United States

After a few minutes of walking in these the straps cut into my ankles and I needed bandages to keep wearing them the rest of the day. The arches are too high for me as well, but maybe those will break in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 30, 2014

Charles C

from San Francisco

I have had Teva sandals before and have found them sturdy and comfortable. In fact they have been among the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. So imagine my surprise when I first put on the new Teva Oberns and found them excruciatingly uncomfortable. The arch was too far back into the heels and felt hard and unforgiving, and the soles were barely flexible. I could hardly believe it. But it occurred to me that maybe these sandals just needed a bit of adjustment and a little time to break in. So I loosened the heel straps and tightened the toe straps and resolved to wear them only for short intervals until they felt better. One week later I can say that these sandals are extremely sturdy and extremely comfortable. All that was needed was a little time to break them in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 1, 2014

Janice

from Philadelphia, PA

I am a woman with very wide feet, large bunions & lots of pain in the ball of the foot. It is very hard to find shoes that are wide enough & that also have good support and lots of cushioning. If you problems similar to mine, RUN don't walk to order these sandals before they are gone. I'm thinking about buying several more pain in case they stop making them! I'm so excited to have found these! I can't imagine anyone not loving these sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

This is the second pair for me. I wear sandals all year. These sandals are high quality and very durable. They fit well, and wear well. I like them and would recommend them. Zappos service is very good. I also recommend Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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