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    These Tevas Are The Only Sandals I've Worn This Summer And The Rest Of My Shoes Are Jealous

    They're my new comfy go-to for any Shot Girl Summer activity.

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    Teva is a brand that a younger, dumber version of myself thought was much too chunky, clunky, and orthopedic for my taste. But then I grew up, realized how awful it is to walk in shoes that offer zero support, and thought — damn! — Teva sandals are actually cuter and comfier than I initially gave them credit for being.

    Case in point: the Teva Midform sandals. I opted for the frayed gingham version because 1. apparently I'm a sucker for gingham (I did audition for the role of Dorothy in a youth theater production of The Wizard of Oz) and 2. it adds a little flair to my usually very boring outfits.

    BuzzFeed editor wearing the black-and-white gingham sandals

    The platform is a respectable 1 1/4 inches and made of an EVA foam that provides the perfect balance of firmness and support. I've worn them for many days of walking around NYC and they were incredibly comfortable — nary a blister in sight!

    The sandal

    After thousands of steps in muggy New York City, it's not uncommon for my feet to swell — so I'm thankful the hook and loop closures across the toes and the ankle are very accommodating, adjustable, and secure if my feet need more breathing room. The straps never rub or irritate the tops of my feet or my ankles, which is more than I can say for some other sandals that are A-OK for a few street blocks and then promptly slice into my heels and leave me bloody. IYKYK!

    They're also made of a quick-dry webbing, which makes them a stylish and viable option for more rugged, outdoorsy activities. I haven't tested them in the rain, while walking across a river, or at the beach, but my feet can get pretty sweaty 😬 and I was never worried about slipping and sliding on the footbed.

    Close-up of the sandals to show the fray design on the straps

    As you'll soon see, my color palette is pretty neutral, so the gingham is just enough pattern for me. That said, I've gotten so much wear out of them after only a few weeks that I'm very tempted to go order the rainbow version. 😍

    The sandals with rainbow fray

    And IMO they're incredibly versatile. I've worn mine with...


    BuzzFeed editor wearing the sandals with a high-neck a-line black dress


    BuzzFeed editor wearing the sandals with high-waisted frayed hem jeans and a flowy white top

    Linen pants!

    BuzzFeed editor wearing the sandals with olive linen pants and a white T-shirt

    Bike shorts!

    BuzzFeed Editor wearing the sandals with black bike shorts and a black cardigan

    And more (but tbh my partner got sick of me asking for outfit photos so I had to stop there)!

    If you're braver than me, you can rock the socks and sandals look too!

    And I'm not the only one who wants literally everyone else to know how great these sandals are.

    "I am a fan of my new Tevas. I am very happy with Teva sandals wholly, as I am significantly flat footed and these just feel like perfect cushions under my feet. This are my first Midforms and I am 5-foot-1 so I'm always down for additional height. I will wear these more casually and for zipping around my city. I love my Tevas for outdoor activities too so I will likely buy a pair for my more rugged activities and campsites. All in all I love these colorful Midforms!" —LQ

    "I bought these for my daughter in the rainbow color and they are beautiful and super comfortable!! She just loves them. They are great for a hike at the farm, and look nice enough to wear around town. A+++++" —Franklin Mom

    "Great sandals, very lightweight, and comfortable. I like that I can adjust the strap length as I have fairly narrow feet. Really cute sandals." —CC

    In conclusion:

    Get yourself a pair from Teva for $65 or Amazon for $64.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors at both retailers) and become a founding member of my Teva fan club!

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