Size and fit

The Teva Ember Moc is available in sizes for both men and women. With its slip-on construction, this low-top shoe provides a more snug fit without being too restricting.

Teva Ember Moc Style

This classic outdoor gear-inspired sneaker from Teva comes with a laid-back, slip-on aesthetic that looks great for casual walks, road trips, night outs, and short hikes. It is advertised as a lovechild of a cozy sleeping bag and a sneaker. The Ember Moc comes with quilted stitch details that shout comfort all over the place. 

Men can go for the daring yet trendy look when using this shoe with a pair of rugged jeans, a T-shirt, and a vibrant-colored hiking jacket. Women may wear this kick with their favorite skinny jeans or denim shorts.

Because this shoe comes in several eye-catching colors, it is easy to mix and match it with different outfits. Available colorways for the Teva Ember Moc are amber yellow, rooibos tea, helix green, picante red, coral sand, burnt olive, fig, and black.

Notable Features

Featured on the upper of the Teva Ember Moc is a camping-ready nylon ripstop vamp with a quilted stitching design inspired by classic sleeping bags. Polyester and suede overlays are seen all over the shoe. As an outdoor shoe, Teva treated the upper to be water-resistant and fast drying. 

In order to keep the foot in place, a rib-knit collar with webbing detail is used. A collapsible heel is also utilized for a more slipper-like feel, whether at the campsite or on a plane.

Internally, an EVA foam midsole is used to combat the most rugged terrain. Using a responsive polyurethane footbed provides the extra spring needed with every step. Furthermore, its high-quality rubber outsole ensures excellent durability.

Teva Ember Moc History

Teva is an outdoor footwear brand that was founded in the Grand Canyon back in 1984. Its founder, Mark Thatcher, named that company from a Hebrew word that means “nature”. While working as a rafting guide, Thatcher noticed a lack of proper footwear for river activities. Thus, the Teva was born.

In 1984, sandals became a thing among the young breed of Americans. Because of this, the popularity of Teva sandals began to rise. The following year, Thatcher set up a licensing agreement with Decker Corporation allowing it to exclusively distribute and manufacture Teva footwear. 

The original design of Teva sandals was changed, creating the Universal Strapping System. Their first model, the Teva Hurricane, also became the basis of all succeeding sandals from the brand.

  The transition from sandals to shoes

As the brand’s fame slowly rose, the people behind the company started thinking of ways to expand their product line. So, they created the Teva Ember Moc, an outdoor-inspired lifestyle shoe that is easy to wear while on camping or traveling on planes.

During the design process, several closure systems were laid on the table. Some of which include the zippers and Velcro straps. But in the end, creating a simple slip-on construction was the best way to transition from sandals to closed shoes.

Several of the features found on the Teva Ember Moc have connections to camping. This includes the zipper and Velcro concepts that are both used in sleeping bags. The amber yellow and picante red colorways are both inspired by rock-climbing ropes. 

Nice to know


  • The Teva Ember Moc weighs a mere 213 grams.
  • Use cold water and mild soap or detergent when cleaning this shoe.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Hiking
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Features: Orthotic friendly / Water resistant / Collapsible heel / No lace / Removable insole

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