Teva (pronounced teh-vuh, not tee-vuh) is a Hebrew word for "nature" and the name of a brand of outdoor adventure performance and lifestyle footwear. They are best known for their nylon webbing and velcro closure river sandal, but have since moved into a complete line of outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear, including trail runners
, light hikers, and casual shoes. Well-known for their support of environmental
causes, and along with Chacos
are ubiquitous in outdoors and paddling culture, especially the Arkansas River Valley
- and even more during rafting season. Sometimes worn by poseurs
but still worn by many legit woodsy hipsters, trustafarians and male and female mountainsexuals
Available from outdoor specialty shops such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista
Matt - "It's springtime in the Rockies!"
Ryan - "Howdaya know?"
Matt - "people are wearing Tevas
, shorts, and down jackets with their mountain bikes
AND backcountry skis in their Thule rack. Kayaks
won't be far behind."
outdoor and travel
. Known for legitimacy, strong environmental ethic
, comfort, and wearability. Often worn by male and female mountainsexuals
. When you see someone in Royal Robbins, you know they're legitimate outdoors people and adventure travelers who like to look good, be comfortable, and not stink. Wearers are often said to be "Loyal Royal." Definitely not for poseurs
. Usually found in outdoor specialty shops like The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
2. Legendary Yosemite hardman climber
, founder and namesake of the company that bears his name.
Steve - "Who was the climber
who did a lot first ascents in Yosemite
, then started a clothing company - the first guy to do that?"
Keith - "That was Royal Robbins. Great climber
. His company pre-dates most of the others like Patagonia
, Mountain Hardwear
, even Marmot
. Yeah, Royal is a legend."
Buena Vista is an historic town in Central Colorado
located in the Upper Arkansas River Valley
. The Arkansas River
and the Collegiate Peaks
with numerous fourteeners
dominate the region. Mining, railroading, and ranching are the major historical influences. Today outdoor recreation activities such as whitewater kayaking
, road cycling,trail running
, and much more dominate the local scene. In winter, Alpine, Nordic, and backcountry skiing & snowboarding and snowshoeing are available. The Colorado
Trail and the Continental Divide Trail transit the area, and there are many, many miles of other trails. The area is am outdoor enthusiasts' dream, and it's still pretty cheap. The vibe
is really laid back
and unpretentious. People wear Tevas
Collective term for Hybrid
footwear by Keen Footwear. Keen's Hybrid
Life message is "Create. Play. Care." Their initial range, consisting primarily of river sandals and the rubber Yogi
, debuted only in 2004 but met with such success the line rapidly expanded to encompass outdoor performance, rugged, and lifestyle footwear.
Keens are a bit more stylish
than their assumed rivals, Chaco
. However, Keen's lifestyle footwear in particular the Market Street and Boulevard collections, embrace the concept of urbaneering
. Keens are probably the closest thing today to the "rich hippy" aesthetic of the late 1960s and 1970s but are very today. They could be described as Outside
magazine meets Wallpaper
magazine but are rugged and functional enough for hardcore dirtbags. Consequently, Keens are often worn by male and female MountainSexuals
areas such as the Arkansas River Valley
The Trailhead (and Trailhead Cycle & Ski
) is a legendary outdoor specialty shop located in Buena Vista
. The Trailhead/Trailhead Cycle & Ski
is one of the original outdoor specialty shops, dating to 1972 and the early days of the specialty outdoor industry. They offer clothing, footwear, gear, and accessories for backpacking
, Nordic skiing
, trail running
, and adventure travel
. Their clothing and footwear ranges include lifestyle and technical models. Brands have come and gone over the years, but they always have the best available values.
The Trailhead is literally world renowned. Located in Buena Vista
the heart of Colorado's "Fourteener" region and is known as "the" shop for everything Fo...
When you open the dryer to put wet laundry in only to discover "someone" left it full of clothes.
I'll just put these clothes into the - uh-OH - WTF! - dryer surprise!
When you are trying to think of a word but your mind locks on to a similar word preventing you from remembering the desired word.
Chuck - "We had some of those New Orleans pastry things - oh, darn, I had it on the tip of my tongue but now all I can think of is 'bidet' and I know that's not it."
Carol - "Bidet!? It's a beignet - You don't eat a bidet you goof!"
Chuck - "I know, I know - I said that's not it - I had word lock."