Is the Mid Universal for you?

Unlike most sandals (particularly those from Chaco), the Teva Mid Universal sets itself apart from the usual crowd with its resplendent supply of cushioning underfoot. That being said, it has nuances that can either woo you in or send you away. The points that follow are what we mean:

This plush hiker is for you if:

  • Getting soaked is an integral part of your daily adventures.
  • Your arches need additional support.
  • The terrain you often negotiate is mostly level.
  • You like hiking sandals that can easily flush out sand and debris from underfoot.
  • Spending less than $80 for a pair of sandals is a big yes for you.

But perhaps not if:

  • You are prone to slippage, especially your toes during descents.
  • The trails you take on are stony or muddy.

Teva Mid Universal: A sustainable force of nature

Going green is fast becoming common in hiking footwear, and the Mid Universal from Teva is a prime example of this. To give you a better idea, take a look at the following:

  • Its quick-drying webbing upper is made from at least five recycled plastic bottles.
  • Recycled plastic is also used in the Mid Universal’s adjustable straps.
  • This product is part of the brand’s TevaForever program, which recycles old and beaten Teva sandals and turns them into new and exciting things! Participating in this program is completely free of charge.


How Teva Mid Universal ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 48% hiking sandals
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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.