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Teva Obern

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The Obern™ gives you the freedom of a sandal but the functionality of a shoe.
  • Full grain leather upper is waterproof for durability.
  • 3-points of hook-and-loop adjustment at the heel, instep, and forefoot.
  • Drop in EVA topsole with foam provides cushioning.
  • Shoc Pad™ footbed absorbs shock and provides cushioned comfort.
  • A blended polyurethane/EVA unit in the heel cup that evenly transfers the energy of impact throughout the footbed and away from the heel.
  • This energy return actually provides greater spring with each forefoot push-off.
  • Molded TPU shank for stability.
  • Spider XC™ Rubber outsole:
  • A patented process produces Teva's most versatile rubber compound that successfully blends high friction and good durability.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 13 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

84% Felt true to size
  • 4% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 84% True to size
  • 12% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
90% Felt true to width
  • 90% Felt true to width
  • 8% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
66% Excellent arch support
  • 66% Excellent arch support
  • 34% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The Obern™ gives you the freedom of a sandal but the functionality of a shoe.
  • Full grain leather upper is waterproof for durability.
  • 3-points of hook-and-loop adjustment at the heel, instep, and forefoot.
  • Drop in EVA topsole with foam provides cushioning.
  • Shoc Pad™ footbed absorbs shock and provides cushioned comfort.
  • A blended polyurethane/EVA unit in the heel cup that evenly transfers the energy of impact throughout the footbed and away from the heel.
  • This energy return actually provides greater spring with each forefoot push-off.
  • Molded TPU shank for stability.
  • Spider XC™ Rubber outsole:
  • A patented process produces Teva's most versatile rubber compound that successfully blends high friction and good durability.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 13 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Teva Obern

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 53 reviews.

Top Positive Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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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!

Read more » « Show less September 28, 2010 by Penny W
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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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.

Read more » « Show less January 11, 2012 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • from San Francisco
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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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.

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Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

  • from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

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Runs Small

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Felt wider than marked

  • from Philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I'm on my third pair of Oberns. This should tell you something. The fit and comfort are great, the durability is not. Don't get your feet wet. There's a black dye in the insole that migrates when wet, does a great job on the soles of your feet. The arch support is excellent but the insole doesn't wear well. I buy them because I haven't found another style with this level of comfort.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Wilmington DE
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Nashville, TN
$110.00

Width: D - Medium

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