Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 48 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4146 times:
After 11 years I decided to retire my old pair of Birkenstocks. I picked up a pair of Teva Hurricane's at a sporting goods store going out of business sale for $20.00 The tag said they were size 11 but when I got them home I discovered that they were actually size 12-there was a mistake on the tag. I can't take them back (all sales final), so I've been giving them a try.
They seem comfortable enough, with the support seemingly in the right places, but they do seem like I'm walking around with two large tires on my feet (obviously!?) Does anyone have any experience with Teva's? In your experience, do they tend to run small?
Any comments or experiences would be great! Thanks!
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FlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4134 times:
I'm a dyed in the wool Teva fan!
Quoting Ctbarnes (Thread starter): Does anyone have any experience with Teva's? In your experience, do they tend to run small?
Yes, they tend to run small. Only at first do they feel like you are wearing large tires. But once you break them in, all is good. I'm on my second and third pair. My first pair lasted +/- 6 years. I wore them all over the world, in all kinds of terrain. In June 2004, I came across an "out of season" sale price of $20 a pair at Famous Footware in the Boulevard Mall in LAS. I bought 2 pairs of the same style because I knew I'd use them (and they rang up $10 each!!!) When the current year's model comes out, they are priced at like $64.99 or more. I wear Tevas only - weather permitting - unless I have to venture into an office (like I did today, first time I wore slacks in like 2 or 3 months). Carry a spare pair of socks with you if you are flying - due to the TSA's shoe fetish you don't want to walk in others' funk.
My feet have very pronunced tan lines of the Teva straps. You'll enjoy yours for many years.