I’ve always had a soft spot for Teva sandals, although admittedly, they aren’t the most stylish footwear. Functional, durable, sturdy, comfortable – these are shoes made for grand adventures.
I still have the first pair of Tevas I ever owned, worn religiously during a college semester spent backpacking in Yosemite over a decade ago. They were ultimately packed away and passed over in favor of something more stylish and trendy (and less comfortable). But thanks in part to Teva’s recent design collaborations with the likes of Open Ceremony and one of my favorite designers, Leah Duncan, Teva’s new designs offer fresh takes on an iconic sandal.
My romance with Teva has been rekindled.
So, with the help of my friend, Megan, we highlight our favorite styles and show you how and where we wear them.
Maybe it’s the 90’s fashionista wannabe pre-teen inside me, but it was Teva’s flatform sandals (this one or this one) that first recaptured my interest in the brand. And although in the end I wasn’t brave enough to go for them, my bad-ass, super mom friend, Megan, did. And loves them.
Megan’s Flatform Tevas
Here’s what she has to say about them:
A friend told me, “if you get these teva platform sandals, you won’t regret it for one second.” So obviously.
I immediately ordered them for our three week camping trip around the western United States. I have three kids under 6 years old, and I felt that I had cute sandals that were functional for easy hikes, and for slipping on and off in all of our adventures. They did not let me down. (And I got lots of compliments from neighboring campers, which is always a perk!)
I love my flatform teva sandals!
Megan snapped some pictures of her in her Gold Flatform Universal Tevas ($60.00) while on a roadtrip with her tribe this summer:
(Megan’s original rad t-shirt is from Jean and June, check ’em out for more seriously cool tees.)
My Crossover Leather Tevas
This summer I was on a mission to find a pair of durable and comfortable leather sandals, specifically made to endure hours of outdoor summer activities and versatile enough to be worn with skirts and dresses or cut-offs. And while the shoe market is saturated with cute strappy leather sandals, with Teva I knew I could count on them to be high quality and comfortable. Teva kindly sent me a pair of their Avalina Crossover Leather Sandals and they were just.want. I. wanted.
dress – Super comfy and versatile midi length H&M Ribbed Jersey Dress, $34.99.
denim shirt – My tried and true Gap 1969 Western Chambray Shirt, $59.95.
sandals – Teva’s Avalina Crossover Leather Sandals, $80.00
necklace – Baublebar’s Minimal Metal Collar in Gold, $38.00.
My Original Universal Tevas
My second Teva purchase this summer were these Universal Backpack Tevas in Brittany blue. This is the ‘original’ style that I know and love in one of my favorite colors. Here is one way I styled them. If you’re interested in more ways to wear your Tevas, follow along on Instagram @Jessbobess for a Teva inspired #Myeverdayedit with the hashtag #Mytevaedit (and please – play along! More inspiration is always good.)
top – Warehouse’s Bardot Stretch Cotton Off Shoulder Top available at Selfridges for $32.98.
jeans – Topshop’s ‘Leigh’ Ankle Skinny Jeans from Nordstroms for $65.00.
sandals – Teva’s Original Universal Backpack Sandal in Brittany Blue at Amazon $33.40 – $71.50.
More of my Favorite Teva Styles