Men's Original Universal

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Original Universal

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$40.00
Model: 1004006
Nearly 30 years ago, a Grand Canyon river guide forever changed the way people experienced the outdoors. By blending the best parts of shoes and sandals, he created the world’s first Sport Sandal. Today, we honor that heritage by reintroducing one of our very first products – the Original Universal. Featuring our traditional nylon webbing, a contoured EVA topsole and a durable rubber outsole, the Men's Original Universal is as valuable today as it was on those first days on the river.

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Durabrasion™

Durabrasion™

You don't want to bring a knife to a gunfight, but you also don't want to bring a gun to a pillow fight (that would just be weird). Our Durabrasion Rubber gives you a solid balance of performance and durability without being overkill for everyday activities.

  • Open toe construction doesn’t allow water to pool.
  • Webbing Upper
  • Hook and loop strap lets you skip the laces.
  • Multiple points of adjustment allow for the perfect fit
  • EVA footbed for cushioning
  • Microban® zinc-based anti-microbial treatment keeps the stink down.

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4.4

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Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
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    5.0

    Love these sandals!

    By Andrew

    from Brooklyn, NY

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Despite the taboo in NYC, I wear these as my daily shoes in the warmer months.

      I wear them to work and enjoy comfort every day.

      I also love the colorway and the overall look. It's very hiking-casual, in a good way. I feel more relaxed throughout my day, when I'm wearing them.

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      5.0

      Great and love the color

      By JoshC

      from Kansas City, MO

      Pros

      • Blue
      • Color
      • Colorful
      • Comfortable
      • Fit well
      • Green
      • Simple

      Cons

        Best Uses

          The sandals are great. They're simple and comfortable. I like having multiple colors on one shoe. The bottom is flexible. I hope they last a long time.

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          3.0

          Coming back - with room to improve

          By Digger

          from Bethlehem, PA

          Pros

          • Style

          Cons

          • Functionality

          Best Uses

          • Around town
          • Beach

          I am a long time owner of the Teva Universal style having bought my first pair in 1993, and still have my 1995 pair. I am pleased that Teva brought back this style but disappointed with two features of the new Universals. First, is the omission of the adjustable rear strap; that allowed the wearer to position his foot arch exactly on the footbed arch support. Second is the very soft and spongy foam footbed on the new Universal. I now feel every pebble through the sole; it is a bit like wearing bedroom slippers outside. The original Universals had a much firmer, almost hard footbed which I prefer.
          Still, it is a move in the right direction by Teva to return to the minimal strapping of this style.

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          • Q:

            How much does this weigh (specifically compared to the Terra Fi Lite)? Thanks.
            Asked on 5/29/2014 by S from Bozeman

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              A:

              Each sandal weighs 6.65 oz. This is based on a size 9 and will vary with size. The Terra Fi Lite weighs approximately 9.6 oz per sandal.

              Answered on 5/29/2014 by Teva Product Specialist
          • Q:

            Is this product able to be used in the activities category? I will be using this sandal in all types of ways and I would like to know how well this sandal can hold up to a challenge. I will be running around in a grassy field playing ultimate Frisbee and stuff like that as well as hiking and white water rafting in the mountains of Georgia. How would these hold up?
            Asked on 5/11/2014 by Jake from sandusky, Ohio

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              A:

              These can be used for many different activities and sound like they will work great for you.

              Answered on 5/12/2014 by Teva Product Specialist
          • Q:

            What is the sole thickness of this shoe? Also, what is heel/toe drop difference? Thank you!
            Asked on 4/23/2014 by lindsey

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              A:

              The heel drop is 9mm. Sole thickness at heel is 24mm. 15mm at forefoot.

              Answered on 4/25/2014 by Teva Product Specialist
          • Q:

            My husband wears a 3E width shoe. Would this sandal be able to adjust to that width?
            Asked on 4/8/2014 by Patty from Butler, PA

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              A:

              The most this sandal can adjust to is approximately 5 inches wide.

              Answered on 4/9/2014 by Teva Product Specialist
          • Q:

            Do you make these shoes in anything smaller than a size 7? I like the men's colors better than the women's but would need a size 6!
            Asked on 4/2/2014 by Rose from Boulder, CO

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              A:

              Unfortunately, our mens styles smallest shoe size is 7.

              Answered on 4/3/2014 by Teva Product Specialist
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            Q:

            Where are the sandals made?
            Asked on 10/6/2013 by Tony from Salt Lake City, Utah

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              A:

              All of Teva footwear is made in China.

              Answered on 10/7/2013 by Teva Product Specialist
          • Original Universal

            Q:

            I have a narrow foot and would probably benefit from ordering the women's version if there's no other noticeable difference. What would the equivalent to a men's size 9 be?
            Asked on 6/11/2013 by Mud Doping Scandal from Houston, TX

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              A:

              Other than the sizing and color options, there is no difference! If you wear a men's 9, then women's 11 is recommended.

              Answered on 6/11/2013 by Teva Product Specialist
          • Original Universal

            Q:

            How does this sandal size please ? I'm between a 9,5 in us size for most of my shoes.
            Asked on 6/10/2013 by Etienne from France

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              A:

              If you are in between sizes we recommend ordering 1/2 size up in this style.

              Answered on 6/10/2013 by Teva Product Specialist
          • Original Universal

            Q:

            I am wondering to things: first, I am purchasing a men's sandal because they are usually wider. My foot is an 81/2 women's, so what size do I purchase in a men's?
            How wide are the sandals?
            Asked on 6/8/2013 by suz from Wilmington, DE

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              You should order 2 sizes down in a men's style. Since this style is only available in whole sizes, a size 7 is recommended for you. Our men's styles are made in a "D" width.

              Answered on 6/10/2013 by Teva Product Specialist
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            Please let me know the weight of this item.

            Thanks...
            Asked on 5/1/2013 by Fwysurfer

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              A:

              Each sandal weighs 6.65 oz. This is based on a size 9 and will vary with size.

              Answered on 5/6/2013 by Teva Product Specialist
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