When did Tevas start?
The original sport sandal emerged from the shores of the Grand Canyon back in 1984. Born out of necessity to prevent sandals from floating downstream, a resourceful river guide strapped two Velcro watchbands to a pair of old flip-flops. And just like that, Teva was born.
What is Teva shoes known for?
The Teva velcro sandal, famous for fast drying, has clearly come a long way since its river rafting days. Story has it, the shoes were originally made by a river rafting guide who didn’t want his flip-flops flying off his feet, and now, decades later, the sandals are flying down the runway.
Are Tevas still in?
While they’re not wrong, Tevas are back — and they’re more stylish than ever. In fact, the comfortable sport sandal, which has always been adored among adolescent camp-goers everywhere, has officially made a comeback among the fashion crowd too.
Who invented Tevas?
Teva was founded by Mark Thatcher in 1982, Mark was a river guide in the Grand Canyon, he noticed through his work that there was a gap in the market for proper shoes that were also suitable for water activities. He found casual trainers would become heavy when wet and flip flops would fall off.