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Teva Original Universal

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82%"Felt true to size"

93%"Felt true to width"

68%"Moderate arch support"

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I owned my first pair of Tevas 25 years ago. I lived in them. My mother made fun of my "Jesus" shoes until I convinced her to get a pair. She wore them everyday after work to go for beach walks or hiking. We have both said over the years that the original Tevas were the best and wished they still made them. FINALLY our wishes came true!! Living in New Orleans, my sandals get a lot of wear. Festival season is upon us and I am now prepared to dance come rain or shine in my new "old" Tevas. I have worn Tevas over the years but none fit me the way these do. I am a true 7 1/2 but have always worn 8 as the arch fits better than sizing down to a 7. I got the black pair yesterday and almost slept in the last night but my husband asked me not to...now for the hard part-which other color do I want to order?
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I've tried making Chacos work for me over the past 6 years (trying two different pairs at different times), but they've always hurt my feet. I finally realized it's because I have flat feet (possibly fallen arches) and their sandals feel like I have a hard ball under my foot. So with that being said, I have discovered that Tevas are perfect for me! The arch is just moderate so they don't hurt at all by the end of the day. Everyone has different needs for their feet (I'm only 31, but have had 6 pregnancies and I think they've taken a toll on me), so while one person may say "there's not enough arch support" another will rave about how great these are. The only breaking in I'm having to do is with the texture of the foot bed. It's sort of bumpy, so after the first few hours of wearing them the first day my feet felt a little rubbed raw. But on day two it's better. So I'm thinking you just have to wear the texture down a little bit. And the material on the sides did rub some soreness on my outside toes, but a band aid or moleskin for the sandal will take care of that. :)
I'd also recommend:
keen, merrell
Crackerjackgirl, Zappos Customer,
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This are the only sandals I travel with and replace them whenever they wear out. They are great for walking and adjust to my feet in all types of conditions. I use them for hiking, swimming, walking, and whatever life throws at me.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I bought my first pair of Teva Original Universal sandals in 2016 and I have worn them to death. I still wear them to do yard work and walk around town but it was time to buy a nicer pair or two. I bought two pair in the same size as before (7) and both pair are slightly smaller than my first pair. As you can see from the photos, the new shoes on the left foot just barely fit. I can live with the new size, but be aware the new sizing appears to be slightly smaller.
KC, Zappos Customer,
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Don't expect great arch support from this style. However, they are lightweight and very comfortable. For an all day hiking sandal, I would wear the Terra Fi for the arch support and treaded bottom, but these are great for casual everyday. The coral color is very pretty for the summer and I get a lot of complements on them.
I'd also recommend:
Saucony
Bernadette M, Zappos Customer,
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Teva sandals are not worn for style, and yet, why not? With white jean, the white ones are great for summer. They're comfortable and cool like any other pair of Teva, but the whites carry a note of summer. I never thought about how much I enjoy wearing the whites until the first time I put them on. Now, when I walk into my closet and see them, I smile.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is my first Teva product and won't be my last. I bought these sandals for a beach resort trip thinking especially that I need a non slip secured sandals as I recently had knee surgery. These sandals held well in the water. I didn't slip, thank goodness. A plus is the adjustable straps on both near the toes and ankle. I usually wear a 7.5 women, but I got the 7 women. It fitted just right and that's where the adjustable straps come in handy. These are pretty comfortable to walk in and kind of cute too. I got the black and white one.
I'd also recommend:
Doc Martens
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Not cute and not comfortable. Very clunky and manly looking and feel as if the straps would rub and cause blisters.
Lola, Zappos Customer,
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It’s taken me some time to warm up to the Teva style. Now that I have a pair, I’m definitely enjoying them. They’ve proven to be a great alternative to flip flops or my more dressy sandals and have been great for walks and playing outside with my kids. Think they also look pretty ok with skinny jeans or shorts.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love them. very comfortable. Only downfall I'd have to say is that the straps are too long. After pulling secure and fastening the velcro, I have almost 2" of strap at the ankle that dangles and catch on things. It's quite annoying, but to the defense of the shoe, I have tiny ankles and narrow feet...so maybe it's my fault?
Kristina, Zappos Customer,
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These are so cute! With the adjustable straps you can make them fit just right to your feet! Best of all they are very light weight! Took them to the Mountains for 5 days! Want another pair bad!
Dustie, Zappos Customer,
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Was unsure ability sizing when ordering these! I normally wear a 6 1/2 or 7 but ordered a 6 and they fit perfectly. Definitely would purchase again!!
Lauren, Zappos Customer,
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My flat feet LOVE these sandals. I've heard about Teva for a while now, and I finally took the plunge because my flat feet don't do well in most sandals. These shoes are sooo comfortable, and the fact that they are adjustable is also great because my feet are wide. I will be buying more colors!
Lauren, Zappos Customer,
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I LOVE these sandals. they're so versatile and I'm glad they're also coming back in style. They are so great for trips to the Med! I can wear them to the beach, not worry about the sand, and if it's rocky, i can wear them in the med for a swim. My husband didn't think he wanted a pair because they were "dorky." We were on a rocky beach and i let him borrow mine and now we ordered some for him.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I ordered a size 7 and this was perfect for my narrow 7.5 feet. Much more comfortable than ones I had years ago. Straps don't rub and adjust to keep me more balanced.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I laughed when I first put on my new tevas. I haven’t worn tevas since the 90’s. But once I put them on I felt like “where have you been!” On all my vacations and travels, though all my summers, these are the shoes I’ve been missing. Happy that I finally am into tevas again.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I wear a size 11 Narrow and I am very hard to fit. These have adjustable straps and fit perfectly. As for the arch support - there is none - these are beach shoes or water shoes or the perfect pedicure shoe.
I'd also recommend:
Clarks
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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very comfortable shoes. stylish, but good for walking. doesn't rub too much
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I have wanted a pair of Teva’s for a while and finally decided to buy them. I purchased the coral sand color and I bought them in a size 7. I’m usually 7.5/8 and I sized down based on reviews. They fit just right! It def takes some getting used to (the fit and style of the sandal) but when you do they’re so comfortable and cute and I love that you can take them in the water or on trails.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Definitely order half a size or even a full size down! I ordered my regular size at first and they were too big. Otherwise these are great sandals.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I'm generally a size 6.5-7 since my feet are slightly wide, but I was able to get a 6 in these since width is adjustable. My other pair of Tevas, the Hurricane XLS, is also a 6. I imagined the sole of the Original Universal style to be completely flat like a $5 sandal but there was actually a bit of arch support and the sole was kind of cushion-ey. Great casual sandal!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Had this sandal in 207 and wore it hiking in Italy - loved it then and when I saw that it was available again I couldn't wait to purchase it again. It did not disappoint! I normally wear an 8.5 and have a narrow foot and long toes - the size 8 fits perfectly. I am SO happy with these! They are just a tad stiff but I'm wearing them around the house to "break them in" as I know they'll soften up. I purchased the black but may get another pair in a different color before the summer's over :-)
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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this is a great TEVA style. i originally bought this one in this same color for myself in a 6 but i had tried to get them also in an 8 for my friend's BDAY but they were sold out so i signed up to be notified never expecting that to happen! BUT zappos did get them back into stock so i was able to get them for her and she loves them! i also just adore my own so after i rec'd mine i also bought them in 2 other colors!!!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I haven't worn Tevas in years--since my river-floating days. But I just went through chemo and have some residual foot swelling so sandals are really tough for me right now. Since Tevas have come back in style again, I thought I'd give them a try. Super comfortable. The velcro straps are great for my fluctuating feet. And I feel somewhat trendy in them too. Definitely worth your money for an everyday sandal!
Suz, Zappos Customer,
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I wore my new Teva's for an entire musical festival weekend and was very surprised at how comfortable they were! I did not get any blisters and they worked extremely well while walking long distances on gravel and grass. My Teva's were not the best when I was just standing around and waiting since they do not provide much arch support, but I think they did a lot better than most other shoes.
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