Who should buy the Teva Strata Universal

Ready for adventures on or off the trail - the Teva Strata Universal sandals pack a punch for being downright comfortable and supportive. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking sandal that is well-praised for its strong traction and grip on varying terrain.
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that has a spring-like effect, promoting shock absorption and cushioning. 
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that has a zinc-based antimicrobial technology that also helps eliminate odor.

Teva Strata Universal logo

Excellent traction on slippery surfaces

Most Teva sandals are powered by Vibram. This model features the Megagrip outsole which has a high level of stickiness. This makes them ideal for slippery surfaces, such as muddy fields or wet grass. 

Teva Strata Universal outsole

Excellent grip

Furthermore, the small micro-traction lugs in the sole promote a strong grip while the cut-outs help keep this rugged sandal lightweight despite its robust features.

Teva Strata Universal outsole 1

Comfortable and flexible footbed

The Strata Universal uses a cushioned footbed made of quality PU. This type of synthetic foam has a low density, soft texture, and high elasticity. All these qualities make it ideal for hiking. PU is also resistant to wear and tear, bending, and impact. 

Teva Strata Universal midsole

Provides odor protection

The footbed is treated with Microban - a zinc-based technology that eliminates odor.

Teva Strata Universal insole


This hiking sandal has an open-toe construction which makes it suitable for mild climates and tame trails. It features an upper made of synthetic materials that are moisture-wicking and water-ready. It also features three hook-and-loop straps that permit a customizable fit.

Teva Strata Universal upper

Comfortable next-to-skin feel

The Teva Strata Universal sandal has a soft fabric lining that gives a comfortable next-to-skin feel. It also helps prevent friction between the skin and the upper, reducing the risk of abrasion.

Teva Strata Universal upper 1


The cupped heel keeps the feet from sliding around, which usually happens when your feet are sweating or when you’re crossing streams or stepping on puddles. 

Teva Strata Universal upper 3

These sandals are available in two colors - Turkish Coffee and Black.

Nice to know

  • The Strata Universal is truly great for hiking or camping. But if you are off to exploring unmanaged terrain, sandals that have a closed-toe construction is more preferable. Some great choices are the KEEN Newport Hydro and the Hoka Tor Trafa.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11oz
Use: Water hiking, Day Hiking
Features: Strappy, Vegan, Eco-friendly / Lightweight / Antimicrobial
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Teva
Construction: Strappy, Vegan, Eco-friendly
Material: Rubber sole

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