Who should buy the Teva Original Universal

By default, the Original Universal lives up to its name by being a multi-use outdoor piece. You will likely enjoy this Teva offering if:

  • You prefer lightweight hiking sandals. The Original Universal, after all, weighs a measly 380 g per pair!
  • Your feet fall on the moderately chunky side.
  • The nature trails you take on require you to cross pebbly creeks and streams.

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Who should not buy it

Trade the Original Universal for the Teva Universal Trail if you need better adjustability. Also, if you prefer kicks that need no breaking in, consider the Hurricane 4 instead.

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The Original Universal's inviting confines

Scores of trail-goers find the Original Universal mighty plush all around. Most of them link this quality to the sandal's soft fabric.

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Ready for virtually everything

Whether for everyday use, water hikes, or grocery shopping, this piece from Teva delivers greatly, based on numerous reports.

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A feather on the scale

Experts are more than impressed with the sandal’s barely-there lightness. Its 200-g weight a piece is 100 g lighter than the average.

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Tame it you shall

Its break-in period could be quicker, about a handful of hikers say.

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The Teva Original Universal's breathing space

Reviewers adore the sandal's roominess and sweat-mitigating confines.

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But its ankle strap could be longer

A few adventurers find its ankle strap too short. Its Velcro might get undone often on individuals with stockier ankles.

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How to keep the Original Universal odor-free

  • Soak the sandal in a mixture of two cups of water and a cup of antimicrobial mouthwash for 15 minutes.
  • Scrub it with a soft-bristled brush.
  • Rinse it with clean water (preferably warm) then air-dry.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 6.7oz / Women 5oz
Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking
Collection: Teva Original
Features: Strappy, Vegan, Eco-friendly / Lightweight
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: Teva
Construction: Strappy, Vegan, Eco-friendly

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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.