Teva Strata Universal notable features

-This hiking sandal has a Vibram outsole that is well-known for its strong traction and grip on varying terrain.

-It comes with a responsive PU footbed that has a spring-like effect for shock absorption and cushioning. The zinc-based antimicrobial technology also helps eliminate odor.

Size and fit

The Teva Strata Universal is a hiking sandal that’s technically for men but can be worn by women as well with its inclusive design. It features a contoured footbed for anatomical support and adjustable hook-and-loop straps for a custom fit.

Outsole

Most Teva sandals are powered by Vibram. This model features the Megagrip outsole which has a high level of stickiness. This makes them ideal for slippery surfaces, such as muddy fields or wet grass. 

Furthermore, the small micro-traction lugs in the sole promote strong grip while the cut-outs help keep this rugged sandal lightweight despite its robust features.

Midsole

The Strata Universal uses a cushioned footbed made of quality PU. This type of synthetic foam has a low density, soft texture, and high elasticity. All these qualities make it ideal for hiking. PU is also resistant to wear and tear, bending, and impact. 

Moreover, the footbed is treated with Microban - a zinc-based technology that eliminates odor.

Upper

This hiking sandal has an open-toe construction which makes it suitable for mild climates and tame trails. It features an upper made of synthetic materials that are moisture-wicking and water-ready. It also features three hook-and-loop straps for a customizable fit.

The Teva Strata Universal sandal has a soft fabric lining for a comfortable next-to-skin feel. It also helps prevent friction between the skin and the upper, reducing the risk of abrasion. The cupped heel keeps the feet from sliding around, which usually happens when your feet are sweating or when you’re crossing streams or stepping on puddles. 

These sandals are available in two colors - Turkish Coffee and Black.

Nice to know

  • Teva has been creating high-quality hiking sandals since the 1980s. Their products are meant for all types of outdoor lovers, from avid hikers to campers, travelers, and casual city recreationists.
  • The Strata Universal is truly great for hiking or camping. But if you’re are off to exploring unmanaged terrain, sandals that have a closed-toe construction is more preferable. Some great choices are the Keen Newport Hydro and the Hoka One One Tor Trafa.

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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.