Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
Good to know
As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
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100 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
100 / 100 by OutdoorGearLab • Laura Lingeman, Shey Kiester • Level 1 expert
We were thrilled with both the performance and the look of the Teva Tirra.
100 / 100 by Her Packing List • Kristin Repsher • Level 1 expert
I took my pair of Teva Tirra sandals, knowing that they would work for nearly every situation I found myself in.
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Updates to Teva Tirra
- The Teva Tirra is a hiking footwear specially made for adventurers who are looking for great mobility and agility. It has a sleek upper made using a combination of water-ready synthetic fabrics, polyester webbing, and hook and loop tabs.
- The sandal’s built-in footbed, which is integrated with the footwear’s midsole, features a shock-absorbing unit embedded in the heel zone. This footbed is also odor-resistant, thanks to Microban’s antimicrobial tech.
- What gives hikers grip over mixed terrain, come rain or shine, is the Tirra’s Spider Rubber outsole—a Teva-owned technology. This durable rubber layer has decent treads and features low-profile lugs.
Teva Tirra size and fit
The Teva Tirra is a strappy sandal designed specifically for female hikers. It runs fairly true to size and is engineered to accommodate medium-width feet. It comes in sizes 5 through 11, with half sizes until 9.5. Achieving a secure foot lockdown is made possible by the Tirra’s trio of straps which can be configured and fastened to the wearer’s desired fit.
Powered by its Spider Rubber outsole, the Teva Tirra promises to deliver traction on tricky terrain no matter the weather condition. The sole’s water-shedding tread patterns prevent traction loss on wet surfaces, while its multi-directional lugs provide grip from nearly every direction. This rubber layer will also not stain urban surfaces as it is non-marking to boot.
Wearers are granted stability on uneven and undeveloped trails thanks primarily to the sandal’s cushy midsole. It has ample end-to-end thickness to ensure proper shock absorption and distribution. It also provides adequate arch support with its raised arch zone.
Within the confines of this comfy platform is a nylon shank. What this added component does is it reinforces the midfoot zone to improve the user’s balance. It also contributes to the sandal’s overall stability, especially during transitions.
Teva designers crafted the sandal’s non-removable footbed with the female foot in mind which means that this insole is designed to be extra soft and have more prominent contours. There is a cushy component placed in the heel cup of the footbed called the Shoc Pad. This springy patch, which is made using a combination of polyurethane and EVA, contributes to the sandal’s shock absorption by evenly transferring the energy of impact throughout the midsole.
During the construction of this sandal, the engineers also infused the insole and midsole with Microban’s zinc-based antimicrobial technology. By actively inhibiting odor-causing bacteria on a micro level, it is able to fight off the stink. It also prevents mold buildup, thus improving the lifespan of the sandal.
The Teva Tirra is undeniably lightweight and fast drying thanks to its strappy, webbing upper which is mostly made of polyester—a hydrophobic, synthetic material characterized by lightness, strength, and resilience. Its set of straps use hook and loop fasteners to give wearers wider lockdown configuration options. There is also a pull tab stitched on the heel’s back strap for effortless on and off.
- To rid the sandal of dirt and stink, the user must wash it by hand using a mild soap and warm water. It must be air dried. Machine washing the sandal is highly discouraged.