Teva Omnium Walking and Hiking Sandals for Men
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Teva Omnium Walking and Hiking Sandals for Men Teva Omnium Walking and Hiking Sandals for Men
Omnium Walking and Hiking Sandals for Men

Vital Statistics:

Guarantee:
1 year

Colours:
Burnt Olive, Chocolate Chip, Major Brown, Raven

Sizes:
7-16 (not all colours)

Weight:
365g/13oz

SRP:
£65.00

Teva says:"The Omnium Men's Sport Sandal is versatile enough for all of your adventures, as it provides additional coverage for protection, quick-drying materials to keep you comfortable and Teva-tested Spider Rubber® to keep you on your feet. This shoe is great for water activities such as canoeing, river rafting, sit on top kayaking, and amphibious hiking."

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

The Omnium were certainly very comfortable straight out of the box and remained so throughout a number of short (1-2 miles) walks on both wet and dry asphalt and sandy pathways.

The fit is generous (my normal shoe-size is UK 10.5, but the test pair were a UK size 10) and there are a number of options for customising them - the ankle strap, the top of foot lacing and at the back of the heel. So it really was easy to get a snug fit. The inner sole is well padded and the foot bed provided a very good level of arch support. There was good traction on both the dry and wet surfaces I tried them out on.

The covered design meant that I could use my right-shoe orthotic which for me was a huge advantage over a more conventional sandal design. I could also wear them with socks - which as I was testing these in an early UK Spring was also rather convenient! So far the anti-microbial protection has worked in that I've not experienced any odour - however, the cooler test temperatures may have helped with this. More on this as the summer progresses . . . .

I'm usually wary of wearing sandals when cycling - but I would be happy with these for leisure/commuter cycling as well.

Buying Advice:

If you're looking for footwear with the flexibility of a sandal but with some additional toe and heel protection, then do consider the Omnium. They are a great option for crossing streams and shallow rivers when you need good quality, lightweight footwear that will keep out debris, provide good traction and will dry quickly.






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