Updates to Teva Alp Premier

  • The Teva Alp Premier makes transitioning from urban trails to backcountry hikes easier. Its open-toe construction combined with durable polyester webbing yields a breathable and comfortable upper.
  • A Float-Lite footbed cradles the foot through its integrated arch support while the EVA midsole makes each stride comfy and cushy. This sandal also features a rubber outsole that is able to grip on virtually all types of terrain.

Size and fit

The Teva Alp Premier is a sandal for hiking made for men and women. Standard width is offered for both. The sandal also comes with adjustable straps that let users customize the fit.

According to the brand, this product runs true to size. Note that it is offered in full sizes only. For people in between sizes, here are Teva's recommendations: Narrow-footed individuals should go a half size down. On the other hand, going a half size up is advised for those with wide feet.

Outsole

The Alp Premier features the rugged Durabrasion Rubber outsole. Its composition delivers both performance and durability without being too heavy. This rubber sole has a crisscrossed lug pattern which provides traction on most types of ground conditions. The flex grooves, on the other hand, enhance flexibility.

Midsole

This hiking sandal uses an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam midsole. This is a lightweight material which renders cushioning and absorbs shock from ground impacts. Teva engineers also added the Float-Lite footbed. It is able to accommodate the natural curvatures of the foot to provide comfort, support, and stability.

Upper

The upper of the Teva Alp Premier is made of quick-drying and water-ready polyester webbing. It features multiple strap adjustment points with ladder locks. The ankle strap, on the other hand, has a buckle lock and Velcro for a more secure foot lockdown. It is also padded with a neoprene lining to grant all-day comfort.

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.