Teva Itunda Water Sandals
Spring is on the way, and it’s time to think water sports. If you’re kayaking or just out for a hike at the beach, Teva wants you to do it in their Itunda sport sandals…. But should you?
There’s a lot to love about these shoes, great tread, solid construction, but what really stands out to us is how little there is to complain about. We’ll hit on the dislikes first…
Bad: You keep the Itunda on your feet by pulling the two foot straps down tight, this is a great system, but if you have smaller feet you end up with a strap that hangs loose a few inches more then it should. This wouldn’t matter if there were way to feed it back through the buckle, or if there was even a loop to feed it back through, but there’s not, so the strap just hangs loose.
Good: Now that the bad is out of the way, on with the good! Toe guard, quick release buckle on the top strap, wetsuit style cloth upper, reinforced stitching, great grip (even in the water), good ankle and arch support, and a shock pad that does a great job of comforting your heel.
After hiking around town, and running them through the normal stops for a sport sandal, the Itunda held up very well. In fact it may just replace my other water shoes as my kayaking shoes this summer. At $100 they’re priced well within the right price range to be a strong contender for core and casual users. This is a great product, with only one very minor issue that really doesn’t matter in the long run. I would be perfectly happy to spend the day paddling and hiking in these. 9.5 out of 10. (Link)