In 1984, Mark Thatcher built the first sports sandal, inspired by his job as a river guide on the Colorado River. Teva®
soon became synonymous with a better way to amble through the outdoors, and the natural evolution in footwear for the outdoor athlete began. The patented Universal Strapping System maximizes support for the foot, while minimal hardware allows for complete freedom and comfort. Every Teva
sport sandal has a Shoc Pad® in the heel cup that evenly distributes the energy of impact throughout the footbed and away from the heel. Outsoles are constructed with patented Spider Rubber®, or other high-traction, durable rubber compounds.