Teva Elzada Review

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In the past decade or so, experienced hikers have been gravitating toward doing ultralight backpacking; causing hiking sandals to gain popularity again. If you prefer hiking boots while on the trail, hiking sandals are fantastic for when you’re at the campsite, too. It will also help preserve your boots if you keep an alternative pair of shoes handy to minimize the amount of stress you’re putting on your boots. Trekking sandals are great for mild climates and tame trails, but don’t plan on using them for rough terrain. They will not protect you from cuts and scrapes and moisture because they do no cover your toes or heel. However, because they are so ventilated and quick drying, hiking sandals can be pretty useful for crossing a stream to avoid soggy boots and socks the rest of the day.

If you’re in the market for comfortable, trendy, functional hiking sandals, take the time to consider the Teva Elzada Sandal. With an adjustable fit, premium comfort, and casually chic design, these sandals can be worn for anything from a walk to the mailbox to a hike in the woods. Consumers who have foot problems, such as arthritis or injuries, praise the Elzada for impressively helping ease their pain and discomfort.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Modern twist to a classic design 

Six color options

Adjustable strap 

Great option for those with foot pain or injuries

Can be worn to cross streams/walk in the rain

Dries quickly 

Cons

Does not cover entire foot

Requires more attention for cleaning

Brand

Brand

In 1984, the original sport sandal emerged from the shores of the Grand Canyon. A resourceful river guide was desperate to keep his sandals from floating away, so he strapped two velcro watchbands to a pair of old flip-flops. That one brilliant solution was what created Teva. To this day, Teva has kept the same pioneering spirit and continues to embrace and celebrate the freedom to explore the world.

With freedom to roam being the whole idea behind the brand, Teva inspires those who have a hunger for experiences and connections. Finding new and wondrous treasures and sights are what Teva lives for. They’re always looking for more knowledge by exploring different cultures, people, and places around the globe. Tave strives to be your guide for any adventure you choose to embark on.

Teva has a long-standing and unshakable passion for protecting the wilderness and making outdoor activities accessible to people from all walks of life. They give back to several organizations that share the same core values, including Camber Outdoors, Grand Canyon Conservancy, Conversation Alliance and more.
Key Features

Key Features

These sandals were masterfully created with every bit of attention paid to the materials used, how they were put together to construct sandals that would provide a high level of comfort, and how they would look on the person wearing them (and how versatile they could be with outfits/activities).

The uppers are crafted from a supple, rich leather to give you a luxurious look and feel. Plush microfiber topsheets on the footbed offer a beautifully soft feel under your feet. Under the microfiber are polyurethane drop-in footbeds that provide premium cushioning, help put a spring in your step, and feature a heel cup for additional support. Rubber outsoles offer much needed grip, support, slip resistance, and protection from stepping on rocks or other sharp objects. The adjustable ankle strap is a life-saver when you’re out on the trail and your feet swell; or if you have wide/narrow feet, or an injury, and need a sandal that’s going to accommodate your needs. You can also loosen the strap to make room for a pair of socks on chilly day/nights out on the trail (or on your walk to the mailbox). Built for women, this sandal is just as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical and functional.
Verdict

Verdict

There are a few features about this sandal that consumers have been going nuts over. People with foot issues tend to own more than one pair of Teva sandals because they love how they feel on their feet and they want a color for every occasion/outfit. People with foot problems love wearing the Elzada’s any chance they can. These sandals provide premium arch support which is one of the primary reasons they help with foot pain and disorders. Those who purchase these sandals for the sole purpose of using them for adventuring/hiking have raved about how they were about to wear them for week and month long trips without any pain or discomfort. Those with knee and back trouble also find that these sandals don’t hinder them more than they already are, but they actually help. There is no break-in period; so you can leave for your trip as soon as your sandals arrive at your house (or you pick them up). One consumer has used their Teva Elzada’s for almost two years, and they claim that the sandal is “indestructible” because they have hiked and camped twelve major National Parks in that time. This person also says the sandals look great with skirts; so no need to pack extra shoes for every outfit. The adjustable straps have proven to be a hit with both narrow and wide feet, along with many people suffering from disorders or injuries.
Fit

Fit

The Teva Elzada Sandal comes in sizes 5 through 11, with half sizes included for all except size 11. Customers have reported that these sandals are true to size and true to width. One person said, “I have narrow feet, and sandals like these usually do not fit me. I wore these walking all over San Juan, Puerto Rico on hilly, sometimes brick, streets. I never had any problems, and these sandals were very comfortable. We walked over five miles and I never had any leg fatigue either.” The fact that these sandals are adjustable in width is a favorite among fans, for obvious reasons. You can choose how tight or loose they are on your feet for the most comfortable, secure, personalized fit. No two people are built the same, and that includes our feet. Whether your feet are narrow or wide, injured or sore, the fit of these sandals is sure to bring you some measure of comfort and relief.
Comfort

Comfort

Every feature about the Teva Elzada Sandal works together like a beautifully well-oiled machine to provide you with the utmost comfort during your stroll, hike, or hanging out at the campsite. The straps that keep the sandal attached to your feet are also a huge factor in your comfort level. They are made from luxurious leather which will be smooth and feel great on the top and sides of your feet all day. You can also adjust the straps to your desired fit. Wear them snug at the beginning of your day and loosen them as time goes on or start your day in a relaxed mode by leaving them loose. Wide and narrow feet alike appreciate the adjustment option, as well as those with foot, knee, and back problems. The footbed and the microfiber layer on top of the footbed give you maximum comfort because it feels like walking on a cloud that has a boxspring underneath to keep everything where it needs to be to provide support. The durable, flexible rubber sole also allows additional comfort by proffering support and protection. The way these sandals allow natural movement of the feet contributes greatly to the comfort level you feel in these shoes from the time you put them on until you take them off.
Upper

Upper

The uppers of this sandal are fashioned from a limber, lavish leather to give you a lush look and feel. The straps of leather will move with your feet and allow your feet to breathe where it comes in contact with your skin. Real leather has stellar flexibility and breath-ability factors. You wouldn’t think breath-ability would matter when it’s a sandal that hardly covers your foot. But, the pieces of material that do touch your foot-you want those to be comfortable instead of irritating. You want to not actively notice that they are there. The leather is soft, flexible, and moisture-wicking. So your foot will hardly notice at all. Real leather is, however, harder to clean than synthetic leather and other materials. If you’re going for quality (which you typically are with shoes that you need to be durable), then always choose real leather. You will thank yourself when you’re wearing them in the wilderness or a water puddle and they hold up to the elements and wear and tear better than others.
Outsole

Outsole

Rubber outsoles offer much needed grip, support, slip resistance, and protection from stepping on rocks or other sharp objects. Rubber soles are flexible right off the bat, leaving a very minimal break-in period. The sturdiness of a rubble sole also provides a boost of support and comfort. Thanks to the natural shock absorption of rubber, you won’t feel every little thing you’re stepping on. Because of the high anti-slip properties of rubber, even many soles made from different materials feature a rubber heel and/or toe. Rubber soles are not easily pierced and will therefore protect the bottoms of your feet from rocks, sticks, nails, bees, etc.

The disadvantage of a rubber sole is that it does not have the ability to shape itself to your feet like a leather sole does. Even though the insole will indeed mold to your feet, the sole will not, causing discomfort from rigidity over an extended period of time.
Protection

Protection

You may wonder what kind of protection you can possibly expect from a pair of strappy sandals. It’s not a bad thing to question. The Teva Elzada Sandal will offer you protection, just not in the ways we all automatically think about. Sandals may not cover your whole feet or give any ankle support, but not one part of a sandal doesn’t participate in something that protects you in one way or another.
First and foremost, if most of your foot isn’t enclosed in a shoe-that means that you won’t have to spend any time trapped in a sweaty, hot, stinky shoe.
The upper being made from real leather will protect your feet from irritation due to rubbing. It will protect your feet from building up sweat where the straps lay, because it is moisture-wicking; keeping your feet dry and cool.
The cushioned insole protects not only your feet, but your legs and back as well. The insole provides support and comfort, which will work together to help your legs relax, causing the rest of your body to relax more too. The cushioning will protect you from pain and discomfort and fatigue from walking.
The rubber outsole protects your feet from rocks and other debris that could pierce or harm the soles of your feet.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Teva Elzada Sandal is the perfect mix of classic functionality and chic versatility. With these hiking sandals, you can do anything you want, and your feet will look good while doing it. Walk around the block, go shopping, have a picnic, go camping, walk across a stream. Whatever your heart desires, these sandals can help get you there! These flawlessly designed sandals are so cute you can wear them with your hiking clothes, pajamas, jogging clothes, work clothes, skirts, and dresses. Even if you don’t want to primarily wear them, it would be a great idea to keep a pair of them in your car. You never know when they could be exactly what you need at the moment! They’ll help you want to be more spontaneous. If you’re looking for hiking sandals that will live up to the test, some have tried, and have raved about how the Teva Elzada withstands what they put them through. The quality of the materials and the masterful craft of putting it all together has proven to impress those who have taken the leap to try them.