Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfort level: Hikers in droves call the Teva Meacham hiking sandal unbelievably comfy.
  • Lastingness: Based on numerous reports, this Teva hiker has incredible durability.
  • Weight: Its lightweight construction is quite impressive to some trail-goers.
  • Arch support: The Meacham, according to a small number of adventurers, provides excellent midfoot security.
  • Surface adherence: A few owners swear by the sandal’s amazing traction.
  • Aesthetics: The sandal in question is an attractive piece of gear, a couple of purchasers say.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Factory smell: According to less than a handful of buyers, the Teva Meacham gives off a chemical-like odor, which does not go away fast enough.
  • Break-in phase: This strappy hiker takes some time to loosen up, claims a tester.

Bottom line

Light, plush, and mighty durable—this easily describes the Meacham from Teva. Indeed, if getting to your hiking destination in insane comfort with as little delay as possible is your groove, this piece is worth adding to your hiking sandal collection.

The Meacham is also something that you can wear around town and be complimented for it. Now if that does not sound like a nice cherry on top, we do not know what is!

Tip: see the best hiking sandals.

Who does the Teva Meacham cater to?

The Meacham is built primarily for adventurers who enjoy light hikes. Besides the obvious, however, the sandal in question also caters to the following:

  • For heel strikers – Its springy midsole comes with an additional cushioning element (a.k.a. Shoc Pad) that further reduces shock on impact.
  • For water hikers – With its hydrophobic upper and outsole that is engineered specifically for wet surfaces, the Meacham is a dependable tool in and around water.
  • For folks who have had enough with stink – The entire sandal is engineered with Microban—an antimicrobial treatment that minimizes the growth of odor-causing bacteria. It also prevents mold buildup.

Teva Meacham vs. Hudson

In this sandal head-to-head, the Meacham finds a rival in the Hudson. Their differences are as follows:

Weight. In this round, the Meacham has the upper hand by being lighter than the Teva Hudson by roughly 60 grams.

Upper. The Meacham comes with a mostly mesh upper, while the Hudson leather. Between the two Teva hikers, only the Meacham has a pull loop at the heel.

Takeaway: Choose the Meacham if you need more agility in your step and if your hikes happen mostly in wet environments. On the other hand, opt for the Hudson if you wish to hike in a leather pair that looks and feels reassuringly solid.


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