Teva Gateway Mid: Is it worth a try?

The Gateway Mid’s straight-forward construction and clean (almost futureproof?) design just might be enough to make you a new believer. That said, before you rush out and get yourself a pair, pore through its highlights and few caveats below.

Highlights:

  • It is lighter than several of Teva’s finest hiking sandals. And since it is a boot, you will also get decent protection against mildly abrasive hazards in it.
  • Embedded in its plush midsole is a supportive shank. With it, your every step has a spring to it, making rugged terrain traversals safer and more efficient.
  • The generous helping of grippy ridges on its outsole (front and back) allows for better navigational control during ascents and descents.
  • A patch of thin leather reinforces its back. This provides wearers extra heel support while keeping the shoe’s weight at a minimum.
  • You will be gliding across level/flat ground in this, thanks to its rockered heel and forefoot.

Caveats:

  • Since it comes with light padding on the inside, you might need to wear extra-thick socks to give your feet extra cushioning.
  • While it has some protective overlays, they might not be enough for more serious scrapes and bumps.

Additional info

  • Need more ankle freedom in place of extra collar security? Try the Gateway Low

Rankings

How Teva Gateway Mid ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 9% hiking boots
All hiking boots
Bottom 25% Teva hiking boots
All Teva hiking boots
Bottom 8% day hiking hiking boots
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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.