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Original Universal

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 175 reviews
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Original Universal | Model: 1004006
From a Grand Canyon raft in 1984 to docks, stoops, and sidewalks around the world, one of Teva’s very first sandal stands as a testament to timeless comfort and utilitarian style.
  • Water-ready polyester webbing upper is extremely durable and dries quickly after getting wet
  • Easy hook-and-loop closure comes on and off quickly and gets the fit just right
  • Universal Strapping System
  • EVA foam footbed cushions and softly supports for all-day comfort
  • Rugged Durabrasion Rubber™ outsole is extremely durable and supplies great traction
  • Man’s legs dangling over water wearing Teva Originals.
  • Man wearing Teva Originals hanging from rock arch over water.
  • Man floating in dinghy with legs in air wearing Teva originals.
  • Man holding Teva Originals by heel straps.
  • Man wearing Teva Originals standing in courtyard spraying water out of his mouth.
Customer Reviews

Product Reviews


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TEVAOriginal Universal

(based on 175 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Comfortable (141)
  • Lightweight (125)
  • Stylish (108)
  • Breathable (96)
  • Durable (86)


  • Strap chafes (13)
  • Wear out quickly (6)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (121)
  • Outdoors (118)
  • Travel (89)
  • At the beach (85)
  • Going out (71)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small


      Feels half size too small


      Feels true to size



      (135 reviews)

      Feels half size too big


      Feels full size too big

    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow


      Feels true to width



      (137 reviews)

      Feels too wide

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (103), Stylish (57), Alternative (46), Trendy style (31), Conservative (26)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Colorado

Verified Buyer


  • comfortable
  • Cradles foot well
  • Easy on off


    Best Uses

      Comments about Original Universal:

      One month of hiking and camping around Colorado and they are holding up fine. Foot size 10.5 and went with 11, fits well. Velcro strap quality is excellent and not wearing out

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




      from College Station, TX

      About Me Casual, Stylish


      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Versatile


        Best Uses

        • At The Beach
        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • Outdoors
        • Travel

        Comments about TEVA Original Universal:

        I received my pair of universals in a timely manner. They are very versatile, I often wear them to get across campus or into town, but most importantly they are great to take to the river, lake, beach, ect.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


        This Product is Fantastic


        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual


        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support


          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about TEVA Original Universal:

          The best sandals that I've ever owned.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

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