Who should buy the Teva Terra Fi Lite

The Terra Fi Lite is a sport-utility backstrap sandal built for neophyte hikers and trailblazers who want comfort and capable performance at a reasonable price. It's a reliable option if you need:

  • a versatile sandal good for both relaxed hiking trails and swimming expeditions
  • lightweight yet durable footwear offering extra comfort and customized fit 
  • walking sandals available in different colors and assorted designs to match your personality

Teva Terra Fi Lite hiking

Teva's grippy outsole

Teva manufactured the Terra Fi Lite with the non-marking Spider Original rubber outsole that delivers traction on both wet and dry terrain. Teva has also designed aggressive treads in this sandal, made to surpass plain or treacherous terrain.

Teva Terra Fi Lite outsole

The slightly thicker sole made for high traction and durability guarantees adhesion even on the most slippery surfaces.

Cushy and comfortable midsole 

The midsole of the Teva Terra Fi Lite is made with compression-molded EVA that conforms itself to the exact imprint of the foot for all-day cushioning.

Teva Terra Fi Lite midsole

Special antimicrobial protection

Additionally, the contoured EVA footbed is factory-made and treated with Microban, a zinc-based antimicrobial technology that eliminates odor caused by microbe build-up. 

Shock absorbing technology in Teva Terra Fi Lite

The insole is integrated with the cushioned Shoc Pad (a blend of polyurethane/EVA unit found in the heel) made to absorb impact. These pads provide propulsion with each forefoot push-off and evenly transfer the energy of impact throughout the footbed, away from the heel.

Teva Terra Fi Lite shock absorption

The default design also includes a nylon shank in the midfoot that strengthens the arch area, providing a stable and well-supported stride on uneven terrain.

Teva's wear- and waterproof upper 

The upper main components of the Teva Terra Fi Lite are polyester and nylon. It utilizes a quick-dry, water-ready, polyester textile webbing available in various color patterns and streamlined design.

Teva Terra Fi Lite upper

The webbings ensure durability and flexibility suitable for a range of challenging and hazardous environments. Its upper materials have also been treated to seal out moisture, increase abrasion resistance and prevent gunk particles from penetrating.

Secure and customized fit

With the hook-and-loop strap Velcro fastener designed for agile performance on the trail, the Teva Terra Fi Lite is built with the universal 3-point strap system to make quick and easy adjustments on the go. Sturdily reinforced triangle rings warrant stable and secure fitting with a seamless feel.

Teva Terra Fi Lite straps

Straps are also padded underneath to relieve pressure.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10oz / Women 7.3oz
Use: Day Hiking, Light Hiking
Features: Strappy, Vegan, Eco-friendly / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Teva
Construction: Strappy, Vegan, Eco-friendly

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Author
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.