Most comfortable footbed!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Neuronal Contortionist from Kansas on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
This is my 4th pair of Teva Numa sandals. I've worn them the past 3 summers as my primary sandals. I have wide feet and so was reluctant to try them on since they don't come in wide but once I tried on my size and the footbed was so incredibly cushioning and supportive, I tried on a size larger and find the width suitable. At first, getting a size larger made the length something to get used to but I figured out that the rear strap of the sandal is adjustable and so I can control the length in front of my toes that way.

I tend to have a go-to pair of casual shoes that I wear just about everywhere, especially in the summer when wearing sandals everywhere. Many years, I'd have to have 2 or 3 pair because the insoles would rub blisters on the soles of my feet after a day or 2. With the Teva Numa sandals, that's never been an issue.

I have periods of lower back pain and it tends to be exacerbated when I don't wear supportive shoes. These Teva Numa sandals are almost as supportive as my really good sneakers. When visiting Thailand 2 summers ago, I wore my sneakers a lot but found them too warm to wear everyday since we were there at the end of Thailand's hot season when it's transitioning to monsoon season. The Teva Numa sandals were perfect! They provided the support I needed to walk around towns but were cool enough to be refreshing (what a relief!!). Their also being water sandals made them perfect for traversing city streets during a monsoonal downpour. I love the arch support and the degree of decline to the rounded toe box is perfect for me.

The sandals are stable for uneven terrain. The soles are deeply grooved allowing for better gripping in wet environments. My sandals seem to have better traction in wet environments than my sneakers.

The only drawback I've experienced to these sandals is that the hooks of the hook & loop closures are on the foundational straps of the shoes rather than the straps being pulled down onto the sandals. This means that, since I have wide feet, the ends of the hook strips are sometimes exposed and catch on soft fabrics if I sit with one leg under me.

Oh! One thing I like is that the strap in front of the ankle doesn't come up as high on my ankle as the similar strap in the Teva Tirra. I feel like the lower ankle strap allows me better ankle flexibility.

This is the best sandal I've ever come across and I absolutely love them which is why I'm now on pair #4!
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