One sandal that’s blazing new trails is the Teva Dozer. Its design blends features from both hiking and athletic footwear to create a sandal equally suited to hiking on mountain trails and walking on the beach. Constructed with a durable, abrasion-resistant synthetic-leather upper that provides full foot coverage and protection, this sandal is as at home in casual work environments or traveling as it is hiking, fishing or boating.
Teva Dozers have more arch support than other sandals I’ve owned. Thanks to integrated Shoc-Pad™ technology, I find the their support more than ample for all-day wear at home and at work. Dozers have blended polyurethane/EVA units in the heel cups that evenly transfer impact energy throughout the footbeds and away from the heels. This actually feels like it puts a spring in your step because energy return during each stride is evident in each forefoot push-off.
Dozers’ outsole treads looks like something you’d find on ATV tires, but they’re flexible. I’ve walked on rocks and across rain-soaked sand and mud in mine with nary a slip or slide. The rubber outsoles team with pleasingly cushioned footbeds to make walking on pavement or hard floors equally comfortable. With pull-tabs on the padded heel straps and atop the Airmesh¿ panels that cover my feet, putting the Dozers on is no problem. A hook-and-loop strap wraps over the tops of the panels to secure the Dozers as snug as I want. Heel and toe bumpers give me confidence when walking around rocks or obstacles.
These sandals use a special zinc treatment on the footbeds to combat foot odor. It does so by attacking odor-causing bacteria at the microbial level before it can fully form. Unlike similar products in other sandals, Teva’s Microban® zinc anti-odor protection won’t wash or wear off – something my friends and family will no doubt appreciate as much as I will over time.
If you’re looking for an excellent all-purpose sandal that you can count on, consider the Teva Dozer from Cabela’s. They’re available in versions for both men and women.
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