Teva Arrowood WP Shoes Review

shoes-featuredI was sent a pair of these shoes in exchange for a review based on my honest opinion of them.  As I do a lot walking with my dog Luna, I was looking for a nice practical pair of shoes, that were not only waterproof but also wide enough to avoid any chaffing so they were as comfortable as possible  I was a little apprehensive about the Teva Arrowood WP because they are retail rather expensively, and I wasn’t sure if the quality was going to match that price.  However, as you will see from my review below, I was pleasantly surprised.

Teva are an authentic brand who were established in 1980 by a guide who worked on the the Colorado River and were pioneers in the sport-sandal category of footwear.  Opening up and looking at the Arrowood WP shoes I received, I could tell they were a great quality pair of shoes.  I was more excited to try them on, actually seeing them in person.

I like to walk a lot, as I said, and I decided to try test them out and wore them a few times when walking my dog Luna through mostly woodlands, so when it has been raining it can be damaging for shoes of lesser quality.  The very first time I slipped them on, I was impressed at the lack of discomfort there was and even after about an hour’s walk my feet still felt fine.

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Considering how robust and durable they are, the Teva Arrowood WP shoes are, I was really quite impressed at how light they feel.  Since the first time I wore them, I have worn them a few other times and had the same experience.  It doesn’t really seem to matter how long I wear them for or how much walking I do, they protect my feet perfectly from becoming too achy.

Although the waterproofing, material and construction are the more important things when choosing this kind of footwear; the way they look and their aesthetic qualities are still important.  I really like how they look and they especially go well with shorts.  That might sound crazy because I know we are still very much in the cold and harsh winter months, but I have worn shorts and these shoes on a number of occasions and even my girlfriend commented that they were very smart.

A lot of people have commented on them since I started wearing them, particularly my dad who was so impressed that he ha said he wants to buy a pair.  I am thinking I might buy him a pair for his next birthday if he has already bought them himself.

All in all, if you are looking for a reliable, well made pair of waterproof walking shoes, for rambling and hill walking you could do a lot worse than the Teva Arrowood WP.  They are on the expensive side, this is true, but they have been constructed to a high standard and really feel like they would last a long time.

You can have a look at the full Teva collection online as not only do they make great walking shoes, they also have a whole range of shoes and sandals great from being on the beach to on the mountains: http://www.teva.co.uk/.