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- The Teva Forebay 2 is a hiking sandal that has some notable changes over its predecessor: the original Forebay. Immediately noticeable is the dome-shaped vent hole around the footwear’s instep zone where there were two separate holes in the previous edition.
- Teva engineers made some adjustments to the lace tunnels of this version as well. Two pairs of the sandal’s lace tunnels have been placed lower than the supposed eyelet line.
- Returning technologies in the Forebay 2 include the heel zone’s Shoc Pad for impact absorption and the Durabrasion rubber outsole for surface traction. The sandal is also still protected from stink, thanks to Microban’s anti-odor technology.
Teva’s Forebay 2 is a closed-toe hiking sandal for men. It offers a fairly true-to-size fit for regular-footed individuals. It comes in a range of whole sizes. Its bungee lacing system (complete with an adjustable ankle strap) provides a personalized lockdown. The pull tab on the back of the heel grants adequate on-and-off assistance.
Making the user’s footing on rugged paths and trails as secure as possible is the Teva-exclusive Durabrasion rubber outsole. Both its edges and central zones are engineered with blocky lugs for multi-directional traction. Its arch zone encroaches the upper for a firmer medial section.
Teva Forebay 2 has a cushioned footbed for comfort and shock absorption. It provides a soft sensation underfoot, thanks to its textile surface. Further mitigating shock for the user by evenly distributing impact throughout the footbed is the Shoc Pad. This additional component is located at the heel, marked with the “hand” symbol.
The decently ventilated upper of the Forebay 2 is a combination of synthetic leather, textile, and mesh fabric. Synthetic laces, lace tunnels, and hook-and-loop fasteners, on the other hand, make up the sandal’s quick lacing system.