Rugged Stream-lined Performance & Great Look

Reviewed by CjH from AZ, WA on Saturday, April 30, 2016
I was looking for a Teva to replace my Pretty Rugged Leather Teva sandals of which I have worn out 5 or 6 pairs. I walk an average of 10K per day in these and need solid performance but like to be light-footed. I don't think the Pretty Rugged Leather are being made anymore. I have been a Teva wearer for around 20 years. I have seen a lot of negative reviews on declining quality recently. Well - these Terra Fi Lite are awesome! They live up to everything I expect in the Teva brand and quality. Straight out of the box I went for an athletic 5K walk and found them to be more supportive and "springy" compared to the Pretty Rugged. The fit and styling are pretty comparable with these having 2 thin straps across the toes instead of one thick. The sole is thicker and bottoms have more grip on the Terra Fi Lite which I appreciate - it's an upgrade. I have tried other Tevas over the years that were far too wide and clunky. These are not. For me there was no break-in period but there usually is when switching to a new pair of the Pretty Rugged so that was a nice surprise. If you are not already a Teva wearer you might have an adjustment period. Don't give up - I have even worn Tevas hiking cross-country in the steep Andes mountains in Ecuador successfully. The Truena Red is a deeper color than shown and are very cute and fun! In a street shoe I am an 8.5 M, but down-size to an 8 in Tevas as well as most hiking and cross-training shoes. I love these sandals - so glad I gave them a try ;-) I would recommend these sandals for outdoor rugged wear when you want to be fashionable, athletic, and feel light and free.
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