The Teva Churn is a multi-sport shoe that specializes in getting wet. Its mesh upper is extremely breathable and quick-drying, making it the perfect shoe for those hot summer days when all you want to do is plunge into the water. Back in camp, you can take advantage of the Churn's fold down heel Shoc Pad when you just feel like slipping into your shoes. If you're only gonna take one pair of shoes on a trip, you won't go wrong with the Churn (unless you're going to a black tie gala...but even then you might be able to pull it off). The Teva Churn features Spider Rubber on the sole. A patented process produces Teva's most versatile rubber compound that successfully blends high friction and good durability. Spider Rubber is a non-marking rubber that performs exceptionally well on wet and dry terrain.
|Weight:||10.4 oz / 294.8 g|
|Material:||Mesh upper with non-marking Spider Rubber outsole|
|Black Olive - 9||4153 BLKO 9||0887278723783|
|Black Olive - 11||4153 BLKO 11||0887278723844|
This is the best multi purpose shoe that I have ever owned. Fantastic breathability in hot weather and I love the fold-down heel feature for just sliding my foot into the shoe when my hands are full. It's 100% water shoe that doesn't look goofy.
After several different types of runs in the river from kayak to tubes to canoes mostly in rocky gravly botton rivers I think I can give a mostly favorable rating for this shoe. It wears very well. Most of my river shoes wear out in less than one season and these will well surpass that. I am forever having to take them off to retrieve small jagged stones caught in the drain holes in the soles and that is annoying. I can fix that with another pair of soles and should have already. The advertisements claim these as shoes that dry quickly. Only in 0% humity. I have never had these shoes dry out while wearing them or even overnight on the river. If I take them off for a couple hours in the sun in the middle of the day, yes they will dry out but who has the time to do that on the water. The traction on slick rocks is unbelievable. This factor alone would be enough to get me to buy the shoes again with the quick drainng soles but please dont market this as a quick dry shoe---it is not a dry shoe or even a quick drying shoe. It is a quick draining shoe that wont let your foot stand in water after you step out of the water. My foot was slightly to big for the 10 and too small for the 10.5. To feel really stable I would have more praise for the shoe if my foot fit thier sizes better. Support would have been better and it would have been a hiker for me too if I wore socks.I opted for the 10.5 so I didnt feel bound up and the shoes came on and off more easily. Teva Is the one who mismarketed the shoe not ACK. I love the shoe and would have given the shoe 5 if it would have dried out any time in an 8 hour kayaking trip that I didnt put my feet back in the water. The shoe is easy on and off and very durable it just didnt match its advertised qualities. When you are at camp at night and cant see to get your shoes on for a bathroom trip let alone tied this shoe comes to the rescue. It is made to fold the back down without damagng the shoe for a slip on shoe. I love this shoe it just doesnt match the standards it sets in its advertising. I have to take the shoes off to get dry feet on all of my trips on the water.
teva waters shoes are great. I wore them for a week in lake george and a week in cape cod. So far no issues. True to size. The feel a bit tight when you first put them on but they do stretch out.
'We do a lot of kayaking and these shoes are perfect for that and then some light trails. We would recommend these. Comfortable, functional and the water spills right out after you get out of the water.