Teva – you get what you pay for

We had a look around the Teva stand at the Outdoor Trade Show recently – a sea of sandals in many colours and styles – so we asked the obvious question; “What’s the difference between your cheapest and most-expensive sandal?”


In the foreground above is their cheapest model, and the background the more expensive. In a head-to-head it became obvious that the more expensive is designed with comfort in mind over pure function (the function of both is the same, obviously).

There’s a neoprene buffer between the foot and the straps, the straps have a locking stitch to hold the triangular plastic buckles in place, and the sole is a multi-part, shaped footbed rather than just a cut-out.