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95 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Outside Online | | Level 1 expert

    The best part about the Wilder is that while it excels at being wet, it feels just as comfortable on land

  • 90 / 100 | Gear Hungry | | Level 1 expert

    The Teva Wilder is a pair of hiking shoes that can give you the comfort of slippers but with the performance of boots.

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- This lightweight outdoor shoe from Teva is ready for wet and dry outdoor adventures. Its water-friendly fabric comes with a rubber-padded toe box that yields comfort and protection. The dual heel tabs are inspired by rock climbing shoes that facilitates a smooth on and off. 

- Underfoot cushioning and comfort comes from the EVA midsole and Ecobristle footbed. The latter comes with an antimicrobial treatment, granting a fresh and dry in-shoe feel.

 - An outsole made of the brand’s Durabrasion Rubber makes this shoe grip on almost all types of terrain. Its tread design and pronounced lugs grant ground adherence.

The Teva Wilder is a water hiking shoe that caters to men with a medium-width foot. It is offered in whole and half sizes. According to Teva specialists, it runs true to size. Its quick-to-adjust lacing system locks in the user’s desired fit. 

The Teva Wilder is equipped with a Durabrasion Rubber outsole (also found in the Hurricane XLT2 sandal). It is a flexible and grippy unit that grants surefootedness whether venturing on wet or dry surfaces. There are triangular studs scattered across the sole that provide multidirectional traction. The aggressive lugs visible at the fore- and rearfoot optimizes performance on various types of terrain.

Carrying a molded EVA (or ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole, the Teva Wilder hiking shoe cushions each user’s step. It absorbs shock from ground impacts, creating a more comfortable ride. 

This shoe for hiking comes with an Ecobristle sockliner. It is treated with Aegis technology that helps control odor internally. This treatment stays on the surface of the fabric and prevents the growth of bacteria that causes an unwanted smell. 

The upper of this Teva hiking shoe is made of a combination of neoprene and mesh. These materials enable the wearers to perform comfortably in most outdoor activities through their breathability and quick-drying ability. Its interior is lined with a fast-drying mesh made of recycled polyamide that works by promoting a cozy in-shoe feel. 

The rearfoot is wrapped with a sturdy synthetic material that is connected to the shoe’s lacing system. As users tighten the elastic cord, it optimizes lateral support that enhances movement. On the other hand, the forefoot area is reinforced to maximize its protection against scrapes.

The pull tab at the top of the tongue and at the back of the shoe facilitates a smooth entry and exit of the foot. The double heel loops can also be used to hang the shoes when drying.