The Teva Tirra was designed specifically for a woman's foot in order to provide unmatched comfort and performance in the water. With its unmistakably feminine strap configuration and multiple adjustment options for a secure fit, the Tirra can tackle any obstacle with ladylike grace – just like you.
At home in the water or on terra firma, the Teva Tirra sandals mesh fun, feminine style and multisport performance for everyday, go-anywhere use.
Country of Origin: Imported
|Adjustable Forefoot Straps:||Yes|
|Adjustable Heel Straps:||No|
|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 2 oz.|
|Avg. Weight (Pair):||1 lb. 4 oz.|
|Support:||Molded nylon shank|
|Toe coverage:||Open toe|
|Upper:||Polyester webbing/synthetic leather|
|Teva Tirra Leather||$65.99 - $85.00|
|Teva Tirra Thong Sandals||$24.95|
|Teva Tirra Slide||$59.95 - $60.00|
I researched a bit before I bought these, and Backcountry had the lowest price and best deal. I wasn't sure what size to get, as I had tried some on at a shoe store. So I bought my normal shoe size (not my running shoe size), and when I got them, I was so pleased. They actually move with my feet, instead of my feet having to pick up a flip flop every time I take a step. I wore them in the wilderness around camp for almost 2 weeks, and they stayed clean and protected my feet. The soles have a lot of cushion between my feet and the rocks and sticks on the ground, and my feet were safely secured by the straps so they wouldn't move forward and get stubbed. They're awesome for the summer (and fall/spring), don't smell (because they don't soak up any nastiness), and wash and dry easily (I just wore them in the water). Comfortable, less expensive than Chaco's, and for those wondering how the shoes look, as a college student I haven't gotten any weird looks, and will wear them all around campus this fall haha. I bought the green ones, and the color is cool but not too bright so that I can wear them out with a nice outfit, too. Love them, as the 5-stars show. Best shoe-purchase I've made in a while. :)
I bought these for a whitewater kayak trip in Europe. At home, sandal season is very short and I haven't had a pair for a few years.
These sandals worked great, I wore them the whole trip and have been wearing them since I returned home as well, very comfortable. I have very narrow feet, the velcro engagement on the forefoot is only about 25% but the straps never came off in the water. I probably won't get as much life out of these sandals as people with normal feet. The foot bed is soft and comfortable and the straps dry moderately fast.
I find the Tirras more comfortable and better fitting than my previous sandals (Chacos, which couldn't be adjusted narrow enough). I would recommend the Tirras and would buy them again. I found them true to size. They make my feet feel secure in the water, on the trail, and around town. A very multipurpose shoe. They also held up well in the salt water and didn't develop the saltwater stink.
I really loved the look of these, and at first they were really comfortable, but after I wore them for about a month, my feet hurt so bad I could barely walk. I have high arches and there was adequate arch support, but there was also cushioning on the outside edge that pushed my foot up and in. I ended up having to return.
I don't have narrow feet, but there is not enough velcro to tighten the front straps down. It doesn't seem like most people have this problem, so maybe it's only in the smaller sizes? I could probably have gone down a half size, but I don't see a 5.5. I have also bought the kids sizes, but they don't have as much cushion, so I won't buy them again. If I add some velcro, these will probably work well for me, though.
Love the style and colors but, alas, I have VERY narrow feet and these sandals, though adjustable, are not narrow enough. Not a slam against TEVA but a commentary on shoe manufacturer's in general: you've forsaken us who have narrow feet. Overall, I'd prefer a narrower foot bed, and slightly wider straps around toe area for more secure feeling.