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  • Synthetic and mesh uppers breathe well to keep your feet cool
  • Ankle straps can be secured over the top or rotated to the back of the heel for versatile styling
  • Lightweight and collapsible design makes the Northwater Sandals ideal for all kinds of traveling where luggage space is at a premium
  • EVA footbeds provide cushioning
  • Microban® zinc-based antimicrobial treatment helps prevent odors from forming
  • Soft Shoc Pads™ in the heels add shock absorption
  • Spider Original rubber outsoles offer excellent grip, even on wet surfaces


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Best Use Casual, Travel
Footwear Closure Button / Snap
Upper Synthetic leather/synthetic mesh
Lining None
Topsole EVA
Midsole EVA
Outsole EVA
Toe Coverage Closed Toe
Gender Women's

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like these! I don't wear a lot of sandals and loathe flip-flops so I try really hard to find a pair to stick with and these are a good one! I have narrow feet but they fit very well. The ankle strap is a tiny bit tight, which might be concerning because I also have pretty slender ankles. I like the cushion and support and can go for a long day on my feet in these. They do need to be cleaned periodically and you might want to rinse your feet if you've worn these outside all day. They are a recipe for smelly feet once you finally take them off! Overall I really enjoy them because of the comfort level, but they are definitely not for everybody.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect all purpose travel shoe Purchased this for trip to Ireland. It was the only footwear I took. Perfect with casual travel clothes yet dressy looking enough to wear with dress. My feet never tired despite hours of walking and climbing. Lightweight, durable, waterproof, cool, comfortable. Can't rave enough. I am purchasing another pair for next summer's adventures. Please don't do something foolish like discontinuing this style. My only criticism is the over arch strap was too tight for those of us with high insteps so I always had to wear them as slip on flats and wished they could have been more secure with the strap at times.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dress it up or down Teva tends to fit my narrow, long foot better than most brands however to keep them on my feet, I have to use the ankle strap. The only problem is that the ankle strap is too wide and is not adjustable. It seems out of proportion for the more narrow footbed but probably has to be longer so they can be moved back to wear as an open flat rather than a mary jane. I will keep them because I love the look, they are comfortable and cool and also cute with dresses, shorts or pants. They would be totally perfect if I could snug them down a little.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute but not as described These sandals are good for the sort of conditions under which I will be traveling: City wear, some professional situations, can be worn with dressy things. The non-leather aspect is good for hot humid conditions I will be in. The straps are *not* adjustable -- this does not match description online. This may make them much less useful or comfortable than one would expect.
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shoe Was looking for a comfortable shoe to walk around Italy without wearing hosiery or socks. These are also waterproof! I never had to break them in. They were comfy from the first time I wore them. You can dress them up or wear as casually as with a swimsuit. Many complements. Runs true to size. I also have a small bunion on one foot and it is not bothered by the cut of this show at all. I returned two other pairs before I found these that cost much more but were not nearly as comfortable. Wish they came in more colors!
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectation Great pair of shoes: Comfortable, looking good, feels like being barefoot. Great for those who walk a lot, sit in the cold office in the summer (they cover your toes but also have some ventilation) or just anyone. BTW i rarely leave review for any products but i really wanted share my excitement about this those shoes.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes! Closed toe is especially great for my office which runs cold. Extremely comfortable and sturdy yet flexible. Definitely "shock absorbing" feel like I'm walking on something cushiony or sneaker-like but lightweight! I actually take long walks in them.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect--Except for One Huge Flaw I am a HUGE Teva fan. I probably have about 5 pairs of shoes/sandals and a couple pairs of flipflops. I loved this sandal and ordered it as soon as I saw it. It runs a little small so I had to return it and order a half size larger. I wear the shoe to work on casual days and look forward to taking it for travel as it packs very small, and I can wear it all day and my feet feel great. I especially like that the straps flip up and over to lie along the back of the sandal, converting from a Mary Jane-type look to a flat, giving me 2 looks in the one shoe. The only thing I don't like about this sandal, and unfortunately it's a huge design defect, is the strap. It is a little big, and not adjustable. Teva, why didn't you make a Velcro-closing strap so I could adjust it to the size of my foot, which is a little smaller at the start of the day, bigger after a day on my feet? The straps are loose and often I feel as though I am going to walk right out of the sandal. If it stretches a bit over time I am in big trouble! Teva, please consider redesigning the strap with an adjustable closure. If you do, I promise I will buy a pair in every color!
Date published: 2014-07-03
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do these shoes get the infamous Teva stink?

Asked by: meowie
The women's Northwater Sandals do use MicroBan Zinc ((triclosan free) to reduce odors. The level of "stink" in footwear is dependent on the person's chemistry and how clean they keep the footwear. Teva has instructions on their web site in their FAQ section on how to reduce odors.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-04

do these shoes run true to size?

Asked by: joze
According to Teva, the Northwater Sandals run true to size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can these shoes be worn in the water? At a water park?

Asked by: Karen McHale
These sandals are designed as a comfortable travel sandal to wear in wet and dry environments. It is not meant to perform as a water sandal (like a surfer sock or paddling shoe), however, customers have submerged this sandal and found that it dries quickly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20

I am a vegan and I am looking for shoes that are not made with animal parts. Do you have any?

Asked by: Debbie the vegan
While Teva does not list the Northwater Sandals as vegan, they do list the materials as synthetic leather and mesh with no animal parts called out.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-25

Can these be used on a stand up paddle board?

Asked by: Kris at the Lake
Yes, it is possible to use the Northwater Sandals on a stand up paddleboard.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-25

I have a Teva shoe with a similar design and I absolutely love how comfortable they are! But I have very flat feet, so I've added arch supports to my Teva shoes. Is there any way to add or substitute arch supports in this Teva sandal?

Asked by: Cycling working mom
The Northwater Sandals are not compatible with aftermarket insoles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-08
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