Teva Shoes

Written by Jill Morrison
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Teva shoes are a well-known collection of shoes, boots, and sandals for outdoor sports. Teva is the Hebrew word for "nature" which is appropriate because they are designed for use in the outdoors. Teva footwear can be worn for activities such as trail running, hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and trekking. Teva makes a variety of shoe styles, but their sandals are the most popular of all.

Development of Teva Shoes

Teva shoes were created by a man named Mark Thatcher in 1984. He originally created a sports sandal that was designed for rafting the Colorado rapids. The sandals were a huge success, so Thatcher worked on creating additional styles. Teva sandals are now available for men, women, and children. They can also be used for water sports, hiking, travel, and for casual wear. Popular styles include Mush, Cork Thong, Pretty Rugged Nylon, Ulani, and Terra-Fi.

After the continuing success of Teva sandals was established, Mark Thatcher worked on developing new designs of Teva shoes. In 2000, Teva introduced a new line of winter boots, hiking shoes, and closed-toe water shoes. The Proton II shoes are popular styles because they are stretchy and breathable, yet sticky and supportive for feet. The closed-toe styles have also been a success, so new designs of closed-toe shoes continue to emerge each season.

Throughout the years, Teva has developed some fantastic technological features for footwear. Teva footwear features traction rubber for land use and river rubber for use in water. Their shoes have AgION anti-microbial treatments in topsoles to reduce amounts of odor-causing bacteria. Teva footwear also features washable Ortholite footbeds that prevent odor, resist compression, and contour to the foot to add stability and comfort.

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