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Rated2out of5byUgly DwarffromGood for the first three months, then fall apartI bought these 9 months ago as a general shoe for my days off. General running around taking care of chores kind of stuf, along with some day hikes. I've owned a number of pairs of Teva sandals in the past and have been quite pleased with how long they lasted, so I had little concern going with this brand for some shoes.
As it turns out, I've been working a lot more since I bought them and haven't had a chance to wear these as much as I'd expected. With that in mind, I've not been pleased at all with how quickly they have worn out.
For the first 2-3 months, they were very comfortable. At about 3 months, the rubber toe caps started to peel back and the other seams started to fray. After 5 months, they started to make my feet uncomfortable if I wore them for more than a few hours and I had to buy a $30 aftermarket insole to make them functional. At 8 months they started squeeking when I walk and it's time to get a new pair of shoes. Again, this is with very mild use.
I'll probably go to REI for my next pair of shoes, given their selection of shoes in larger sizes and that they generally carry high quality gear. That said, I'm pretty disapointed with how long these lasted.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated5out of5byGZfromHighly RecommendWithout a doubt, the Teva Riva is the most comfortable shoe I have worn in decades. I bought these about 6 mos ago and wear them 14-18 hours a day. Only took a day or two to break in. No pain or discomfort.
The eVent interior lining works as well as any Gortex lined shoe I have owned. I am still using the original inserts and they have held up better than expected.
I really like the large toe box. If you have super narrow feet, these may not be the shoe for you.
Other folks have mentioned problems with de-lamination of the sole and/or rand of this shoe. That has not been my experience. My feet have been in these shoes for well over 2,500 hours and they are holding up great.
Overall, my experience with this shoe has been good. For me, the comfort and durability exceeds the price point. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated3out of5bykayak petefrom"not teva's best effort"The shoes seemed to fit in the store but an hour into my first trail my feet hurt. Ankle bone was rubbed but worse I drew blood on my left achilles. Also my toes 'bump'at the front and the toe box seemed too small. After changing the insole to a smaller(less cushy) size it helped make more room. I also taped my achilles and 'softened' some areas with light blows from a hammer. I should not have to mess with any of this. They are usable now but still a long way from being comfortable and doubt I would take them on a 'real' hike.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated4out of5byPuma concolorfromSeems Solid EnoughGood shoe with out of box comfort. I like a low top lightweight shoe that does not get too hot because I am in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert. This shoe seems to hold up under rough use. I've put 40 miles or so on them and just a little separation of the rubber on top of toe box (1-2 cm). Only had the shoe two weeks but so far so good. Does rub on my left ankle a bit but good stability. Warmer than some options but hopefully tougher.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated1out of5byweismannycfromTotally unwearable - cuts into my heelI've rarely purchased a pair of shoes this uncomfortable. They are basically unwearable. The heel design on the left shoe cuts deeply into my achilles. Indeed I should have caught it when I bought them but it started about 5 hours after wearing them.
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated3out of5byTrzebsfromSad to see them goIt took quite a while to break these in. To the extent that I had dried blood on them from constant rubbing on my heel and ankle. Though, once they broke in they were excellent. Sadly, just this week the soul started peeling away from the rest of the shoe towards the back, same thing on the other shoe as well, and I've only had them since June. Never had a shoe in my life that had this problem. I'd like to get another pair but the design of the shoe looks like it'll just happen again. Surprisingly, I was looking at a local REI store at the same shoe, and they too were on the verge of peeling at the same spot. Perhaps they're skimping on proper glue nowadays.
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated4out of5byAWWfromGood WalkersUsed to walk around London for a week. Comfortable from day one. Held up well in the rain. Good shoes.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated4out of5byRyanJOfromSo far so GreatI tried on about 10 pairs of different brands and these were $20 more than I wanted to spend but as soon as i tried them on I had to get them. I have only had them for a few weeks but so far they are great. The have good traction on wet rock and they are a little wider than other similar shoes so the soles provide good stability. I wore them down by the coast in cold freezing rain and my feet (even toes) were warm and dry. I hope they hold up to wear and tear. If they can last a year of hiking/around town I'll change it to a five star rating.
Date published: 2014-01-25
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