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1984

The original Teva sandal was invented on the shores of the Grand Canyon by a young raft guide.

A picture of the Original Universal on a white background. A picture of the Original Universal on a white background.

1987

Teva’s first patent for the Universal Strapping System created the modern sport sandal category.

A picture of the Original Universal on a white background. A picture of the Original Universal on a white background.

1991

Teva becomes a cultural phenomenon around the world.

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2012

Teva is awarded one of the top 100 “Most Influential Gear Of All Time” by Outside Magazine.

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2014


Always iconic, Teva continues to evolve, debuting the Teva x Opening Ceremony collaboration.

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2018

Teva transcends the outdoor playground to the runway during New York Fashion Week.

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Today

Teva stands as an expression of freedom wherever in the world you take us.

Building a legacy, since 1984.

The original sport sandal emerged from the shores of the Grand Canyon back in 1984. Born out of necessity to prevent sandals from floating downstream, a resourceful river guide strapped two Velcro watchbands to a pair of old flip-flops. And just like that, Teva was born.

In the years following, Teva has retained the same pioneering spirit and continues to celebrate the freedom to explore.

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Brand Promise

The original icon was created to give people the freedom to roam. We inspire those who crave experiences and connections, in whatever form they take. That self-defining idea of freedom still holds true today. We live for moments of discovery and awe. Finding newness and wonder in each new experience — from the everyday to epic. We’re forever hungry for knowledge gained by experiencing the world through different cultures, people, and places. Day in and day out, we strive to be your guide for adventure in whatever form you choose.

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Innovation & Artisanship

Every inch of our footwear is conceived as a canvas. As enduring as they are timeless, our signature polyester straps are continually reimagined in a variety of patterns dreamt up by our designers from around the globe. In partnership with our longtime webbing designer, Nadine Marchal, we even invented the unique weaving process to create complex patterned webbings. It’s just one more way we’re working to provide consumers unique footwear that is crafted to express your personal style.

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Equality

Our Community. Our Environment

We believe in good business. The kind that positively shapes our community, protects the environment and inspires future generations. It’s with a wide-angle lens that our Corporate Responsibility Program encourages us to look at the broader impact of our activities on our employees, customers, communities, and the environment as a whole.

Click here to read more about our corporate responsibility measures.

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Giving Back. Looking Forward.

We have a passion for protecting wild places and making the outdoors accessible to people from all walks of life. We give back to several partner organizations who share these values including Grand Canyon Conservancy, Camber Outdoors, Conservation Alliance and more.

Click here to read more about the organizations that Teva proudly supports.

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