Who should buy the Teva Zymic

Engineered with a puffier sole unit, the eco-friendly Zymic is designed to traverse varying surfaces in style. Add it to your shopping list if:

  • Hiking sandals that smash it on gravel-filled tracks are what you're after.
  • You've been looking for sandals whose straps are fully padded for extra comfort.
  • You have a mild case of overpronation and wish to delay arch fatigue by a few hours.

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Who should not buy it

Having no reported issues about the length of its toe straps, the Teva Hurricane XLT2 is a fine alternative to the Zymic. Also, check out the Teva Universal Trail if you're after sandals that steal the show grip-wise.

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The Zymic's 10/10 comfort

Many reviewers agree that the Teva Zymic overflows with comfiness. Their comments range from "the most comfortable I have ever worn" to "walked all day in blissful comfort." FYI: the latter remark came from someone who has had arthritis since his teen years.

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Say bye-bye to painful arches

Experienced hikers are quite pleased with the Teva Zymic's mighty supportive arch zone. To a female expert, this sandal is definitely the right choice when it comes to midfoot support. Also, one of them is going to buy another pair because of this, while another—an adventurer who has plantar fasciitis—is just happy he came across such a sandal.

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Teva Zymic equals steady rides

There are those who find the Zymic exceptionally stable, even in wet conditions. It makes "easy work of bulky pebbles," says a professional blogger. The secret behind its balance-preserving nature lies in its springy and adaptive sole unit.

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Wanted: Longer forefoot straps

Most of the critical remarks about the Zymic have something to do with its "comically short" toe straps. "It barely reaches the velcro to close," says one hiker. "It's the first problem I've had with Teva," says another. An unimpressed trail-goer ended up returning her pair (with a broken heart) because of this. 

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Deserves the flyweight title

At 255 g per kick, the Teva Zymic truly deserves a spot in our lightweight bunch. To paint a more vivid picture, this hiker is 66 g lighter than the average sandal weight, which is 321 g. It also rivals most climbing shoes, which are quite light by default, on the weight front.

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Zymic: Your new ally budget-wise

With its initial asking price of $80, the Teva Zymic won't thin your money clip anytime soon. To put things into perspective, the average price of hiking sandals is $91.

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Magnetizing aesthetics

Many trail-seekers, including a professional tester, are floored by the head-turning design of the Zymic. The following comments reflect their love for the sandal's poshness:

  • "Very cute."
  • "Looks very lively."
  • "I’m delighted with my choice."
  • "They look good and I’m very happy with mine."

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The Teva Zymic's subpar grip

"The bottom could have a bit more traction," says one of the hikers who are somewhat unamused with the grip level of the Zymic. Another adventurer, on the other hand, is less forgiving, stating that the Hurricanes have more grip to them than this.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 255g / Women 226g
Use: Light Hiking, Urban hiking
Features: Eco-friendly, Strappy / Lightweight
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Teva
Construction: Eco-friendly, Strappy
Material: Mesh upper, Rubber sole / Fabric

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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.